Camp Theme: Adventure Earth
4th-12th grade students will hone their confidence, grow their creativity, and challenge their discipline in our annual, week long sleep away camp! Students can join YAT staff and professional artists for a technology-free week unlike any other: an immersive theatrical experience inspired by our one and only home planet that bridges theatre and environmental science curriculums. By connecting with our natural surroundings we will find a deeper connection with ourselves and with each other. This summer's theatrical experience will explore those connections and dive deep into the Indiana wilderness. Pulling inspiration from what we learn about the natural world, we'll build an immersive theatrical experience as well as a better understanding of our place in the world.
COVID-19 Update: As of now, the Experiment is scheduled for July 5th-11th, falling after the July 4th estimate of general re-opening from the Governor. We remain hopeful that we can safely conduct The Experiment as planned at Camp Rivervale, but are also exploring the option of turning it into a day camp. We will know more in a few weeks, and will keep this page updated.
at Camp Rivervale | 496 Rivervale Road, Mitchell, IN 47446
This summer, we're bringing William Shakespeare’s classic comedy to life! Get ready for mischievous fairies, mistaken lovers, a play within a play, and much more.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we are turning this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream into a film! We will audition, study, rehearse, and record the play online, and will end the session with a film of the production!
Everyone who signs up will get a role, but we will have an “audition day” on Monday, June 8th. Classic YAT performances are run more like traditional theatre, not Self-Empowerment Theatre. That means you might not be called to every single rehearsal!
Assistant directors and stage managers needed.
June 8 - July 3 | View Rehearsal Schedule
Join us for any or all of our virtual theatre masterclasses! This summer, our high-energy online masterclass workshops will spend 2 hours each diving deep into different aspects of theatre. Great for boosting the skills of the theatre newbie or taking seasoned actors to the next level. Receive a discount when you sign up for multiple masterclasses.
Please note that this summer, in accordance with our local and state guidance on the COVID-19 crisis, we're moving all Masterclass workshops online.
Take your first steps into stage performance. In this online workshop, we go over the basics of vocal projection, body awareness, improvisation, movement, and theatrical collaboration.
June 8th | 6-8pm
Back by popular demand, this online workshop explores how actors bring fight scenes to life onstage, both safely and dramatically.
June 15th | 6-8pm
Whether you are a theatre newbie or a seasoned actor, there is always something new to learn when it comes to monologues. In this online workshop we run through tips and tricks for memorization and performance of different kinds of monologues.
June 22nd | 6-8pm
This online workshop is for the actor looking to take their physicality to the next level. Students will build choreography for movement sequences, as well as practice natural-looking stage presence.
July 6th | 6-8pm
For those interested in behind-the-scenes work, this online workshop will dive into the basics of costuming and makeup for the stage. Prepare to get some hands-on experience!
July 20th | 6-8pm
Designed for our more experienced actors, this online workshop will feature tried and true methods of bringing a script to life.
July 27th | 6-8pm
This summer is a great time to put some hard work into monologues that will get you thinking about acting in new ways and set you apart in middle school, high school, and college auditions. Beginners and experienced actors are all welcome to our weeklong monologue workshops. Students will select, memorize, and perform monologues, ending the week with a filmed, polished monologue!
Please note that this summer, in accordance with our local and state guidance on the COVID-19 crisis, we're moving all Monologue Intensives online.
This weeklong intensive dives deep into one of Shakespeare's most beloved monologues. Young Actors Theatre students have been learning this monologue since 1976, and this summer you can take your place in YAT history, while memorizing some amazing acting advice straight from the Bard himself.
June 8th-12th | 11am-noon
This week's focus is the dramatic monologue. Develop your skills in storytelling and high stakes emotion, and end with a polished dramatic monologue, ready for auditions.
June 15th-19th | 11am-noon
This week's focus is the comedic monologue. Develop your skills in the art and science behind the funny, and finish with a polished comedic monologue, ready for auditions.
June 22nd-26th | 11am-noon
This week's focus is the classical monologue. Explore some of the greatest playwrights and stories in dramatic literature. From Shakespeare to the Greeks, you will end this week with a powerful monologue to add to your repertoire!
June 29th-July 3rd | 11am-noon
This week's focus is the Contemporary Monologue. We will dive deep into plays by some of the greatest contemporary playwrights and develop a monologue that you can use for auditions.
July 13th-17th | 11am-noon
Come play a role in your favorite fairy tale! These energetic online classes will help young actors work on body control, physical expression, vocal projection, and confidence as they explore classic fairy tales. We will end each session with a short, pre-recorded video performance that you can share with family and friends. Receive a discount when you sign up for multiple Sandbox camps!
Please note that this summer, in accordance with our local and state guidance on the COVID-19 crisis, we're moving all Sandbox classes online.
June 8th–12th | 9am–10am
June 15th–19th | 9am–10am
June 22nd–26th | 9am–10am
June 29th–July 3rd | 9am–10am
July 20th–24th | 9am–10am
July 27th–31st | 9am–10am
Mondays in June | 6pm-7pm
Tuesdays in June | 2pm-3pm