fall 2017 | registration

Self-Empowerment Theatre for our newest storytellers.

In the Sandbox, we focus on instilling the basics of confidence, creativity and discipline through Self-Empowerment Theatre. When young students are encouraged to tell a story, to be active and creative, to try out ideas and learn to try again and again, they begin a path to becoming lifelong learners. 

Each class will adapt a classic fairy-tale through our own unique process. Students will share their ideas on the story, and see them come to life! Classes will end in a 10-minute performance at the Athenaeum for family and friends. 

K-1st Sandbox | September 16 - December 16 (no class 11/25) | $170
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 9-10am
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

[SOLD OUT!] 2nd-3rd Sandbox | September 16 - December 16 (no class 11/25) | $250
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 10:30am-12pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]
 Contact gara@yatkids.org to be placed on our waitlist!

[SOLD OUT!] 2nd-3rd Sandbox | September 18 - December 18 (no class 11/25) | $250
  Athenaeum, Mondays 6-7:30pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]
  Contact gara@yatkids.org to be placed on our waitlist!

SANDBOX FAQ

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Self-Empowerment Theatre for our rising leaders. 

4th-8th grade students have several options at YAT. All new students must take our Mini-Playground class; this is a great introduction to YAT and Self-Empowerment Theatre. Then, students will be ready for a full Playground class, open to any student looking to delve deeper into our program! Audition-only classes for this age group are listed below, and are only open to students who have taken a YAT class in the past.

Kids Playground classes will adapt a classic fairy-tale for family and friends. Mini-Playground ends in a 10-minute performance, while Playground ends in a 35-minute full-scale performance.

Mini-Playground | September 6 - November 8 | $220
 Athenaeum, Wednesdays 6-8pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

Mini-Playground | September 7 - November 9 | $220
 Athenaeum, Thursdays 6-8pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

[SOLD OUT!] Mini-Playground | September 9 - November 11 | $220
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 10am-12pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]
 Contact gara@yatkids.org to be placed on our waitlist!

[SOLD OUT!] Kids Playground | September 23 - December 16 | $450
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm and Tuesdays 6-8pm – Tech Week December 11-15 6-8PM
 [SCHEDULE HERE]
 Contact gara@yatkids.org to be placed on our waitlist!

PLAYGROUND (GRADES 4-8) FAQ

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Self-Empowerment Theatre for our lifelong learners

Welcome to the Teens Playground! All new students must take our Playground class to introduce themselves to YAT and to Self-Empowerment Theatre. After that, they will be able to audition for the Playground Intensive. Behind-the-scenes classes for aspiring directors and stage managers are also available, as are our brand-new acting technique and filmmaking classes. 

NEW: Meisner Training | Oct. 2 - May 21 | $700 
 Athenaeum, Mondays 5-7pm

Teens Playground | September 23 - December 16 | $450
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm and Thursdays 6-8pm – Tech Week December 11-15 6-8PM
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

Stage Management or Directing | Varied dates | $450
 Athenaeum or Indianapolis Museum of Art, Rehearsal dates and times vary depending on assignment. 

Guerrilla Filmmaking | September 16 - December 16 | $650 [$50 per week of class]
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 12-3:30pm and Wednesdays 6-8pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

Soundtracks for the Stage | DETAILS COMING SOON

PLAYGROUND (GRADES 9-12) FAQ

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Self-Empowerment Theatre for our boldest performers.

For our 4th-12th grade students who are seeking a more in-depth experience, we offer audition-only classes that perform for the public throughout the school year. These classes will have school performances, and students will need permission to be excused from school for these performances (If you are unable to participate in the school performances, you are not eligible to audition for these classes.) Audition classes are only open to past students, and are a year-long commitment, only open to students who have completed a Playground session with YAT. 

Our Intensive Playground students will be devising a fairy tale for performances at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, while our Kids' Court will devise two original plays on bullying and lifelong learning, performed for local schools and youth groups. 

Auditions will take place August 14th and 15th. 4th-8th grade students have the opportunity to be placed in either the Kids' Court or Kids' Intensive (students can discuss their preferences during audition.) 9th-12th graders have the opportunity to be cast in the Teens Intensive. Auditioning does not guarantee placement in a show-- those who do not receive a part in a Court or Intensive show will be placed in a Kids or Teens Fall Playground class. In this case, we will contact parents with changes to billing and payment plans. 

Students should prepare a monologue. Students should create this monologue based on a fairy tale. Contact georgeanna@yatkids.org with questions about your monologue! 

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR AUDITION-ONLY CLASSES CLOSEd as of SATURDAY, AUGUST 12.

Intensive Kids Playground (4th-8th) | October 7 - January 26 ; February 17 - April 22 | $450 per session
 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

Court for Kids (4th – 8th): September 7 - November 4; November 30 - December 14; February 3 - April 14 | $450 per session
 Athenaeum, Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm and Thursdays 6-8pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

Intensive Teens Playground (9th – 12th) | October 7 - January 26 ; February 17 - April 22 | $450 per session
 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 12:30-3:30pm
 [SCHEDULE HERE]

AUDITION-ONLY FAQ


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

YAT offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships to students each semester. Please fill out this scholarship form if you require financial assistance for the session. Submitting a form does not guarantee scholarship. Please contact catherine@yatkids.org with questions. 

make a Tuition payment

If you are a YAT scholarship recipient or are on a payment plan, please submit payment through this form. Payments must be complete before the first day of your student's class! Submit payment here