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YES (Youth Ensemble Studio), Jr. is designed for students with a passion for theater in grades 4 – 6. Throughout January and February they will meet twice a week on Zoom for Yes Jr. Academy classes to prepare for their February Vacation Show. Over February vacation week, they will rehearse and perform a 30-minute play that focuses on acting technique all over Zoom. This  This is the perfect program for young thespians who love to perform.

February Vacation Play
The Emperor's New Clothes

Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19, 2021
10am -12pm Monday through Thursday
10am-1pm on Friday

The play is the core of the YES, Jr. experience. Over the course of five days, the YES, Jr. company will rehearse and perform a 30-minute version of The Emperor’s New Clothes. The emphasis of this play will be on voice & speech, listening to your scene partner, responding honestly in the moment, and creating fun characters. There will be a performance for friends and family on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021.

YES, Jr. Academy
A series of six after school classes to train and prepare YES, Jr. actors for their February Vacation Play. The classes are on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. through 5 p.m. at Northern Stage. Each of these 90-minute classes will be focused on ensemble building and acting technique.

Class #1: Audition Day
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Introduce the plot and the characters. Do a simple group audition.

Class #2: Read Through & Book Work
Thursday, January 28, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Read through the play and talk about character development, plot arc, and objectives.

Class #3: Company Day
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Cast bonding over Zoom through theater exercises and education. 

Class #4: Building a Character
(Physical/Vocal Workshop Pt. 1)
Thursday, February 4, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
A voice and physical master class focused on developing fun character voices and movements.

Class #5: Building a Character
(Physical/Vocal Workshop Pt. 2)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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Use what was learned in the Physical/Vocal Workshop Pt. 1 and apply it to the character. 

Class #6: Costumes and Props!
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Build props and gather costume pieces to prepare for our performance!