Open Classes

Fresh air and fresh spaces! Learn about our move to the Central State Village.

Grades K-3

Sandbox: Saturday Stargazers

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Directed by:
Gara Gaines
Grades K-3
9/26/20
-
1/23/21
Saturdays 11am-12pm
Online (Zoom)
$
200
Class Description

This energetic online class will meet once a week on Saturday mornings (11am-noon) and help young actors work on body control, physical expression, vocal projection, and confidence as they learn to tell a story together. We will end the session with a short, recorded video performance that you can share with family and friends!

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Sandbox: Monday Marvels

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Directed by:
Gara Gaines
Grades K-3
9/28/20
-
1/18/21
Mondays 6-7pm
Online (Zoom)
$
200
Class Description

This energetic online class will meet once a week on Monday evenings (6-7pm) and help young actors work on body control, physical expression, vocal projection, and confidence as they learn to tell a story together. We will end the session with a short, recorded video performance that you can share with family and friends!

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Sandbox at the Art Center: Snow White

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Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades K-3
10/10/20
-
1/23/21
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Indianapolis Art Center
$
200
Class Description

Join Young Actors Theatre's Artistic Director for a session in Self-Empowerment Theatre. We will rehearse on the beautiful grounds of the Art Center, exploring themes of confidence and self-worth through basic acting techniques. Students will help build their characters and create the story as we go!

Notes:

Got Questions?
Email our Managing Director, Lillian Crabb at lillian.c@yatkids.org with questions about our program, our staff, or how you can get involved.
Scholarship Application
YAT has never turned away a family due to financial hardship. Prior to your YAT session, please submit a scholarship application here. Contact gara@yatkids.org with questions about your account.

Grades 4-8

Reach for the stars this semester by devising an original play with an outer-space theme! The 4th-8th grade plays will spend Saturdays devising an original, space-themed world,  theme, story, characters, and script for a full performance that will take place in May 2021.  Each play will come together to form an extended universe saga. Think Marvel. Think Star Wars. Think bigger than that!

The weeknight classes will focus on character work, script analysis, and monologue development for a socially-distanced performance in January 2021.  Please note that the spring semester will be a separate sign-up starting in February.

Directed by:
Justin Wade
Grades 4-8
9/28/20
-
1/23/20
Mondays 6-8pm | Saturday 9-10:30am
Central State
$
400
Class Description

Please note that Project Saturn is an IN-PERSON ONLY class. All rehearsals will take place at YAT's rehearsal space at the Central State Village.

Notes:

Directed by:
Justin Wade
Grades 4-8
9/29/20
-
1/23/21
Tuesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 11am-12:30pm
Central State
$
400
Class Description

Notes:

Please note that Project Jupiter is an IN-PERSON ONLY class. All rehearsals will take place at YAT's new rehearsal space at the Central State Village.

Directed by:
Ryan Mullins
Grades 4-8
9/29/20
-
1/23/21
Tuesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 11am-12:30pm
Hybrid (Central State + Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

Notes:

Please note that Project Orion is a HYBRID class: weeknight rehearsals will be online, while Saturday rehearsals will be in person at the Central State Village.

Directed by:
Justin Wade
Grades 4-8
9/30/20
-
1/23/21
Wednesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 1-2:30pm
Central State
$
400
Class Description

Notes:

Please note that Project Eclipse is an IN-PERSON ONLY class. All rehearsals will take place at YAT's rehearsal space at the Central State Village.

Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 4-8
9/30/20
-
1/23/21
Wednesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 1-2:30pm
Hybrid (Central State + Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

Notes:

Please note that Project Pegasus is a HYBRID class: weeknight rehearsals will be online, while Saturday rehearsals will be in person at the Central State Village.

Directed by:
Gara Gaines
Grades 4-12
10/1/20
-
1/23/21
Thursdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 1:30-3pm
Online (Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 7-12
10/1/20
-
1/23/21
Thursdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 3-4:30pm
Hybrid (Central State + Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

We are excited to announce a special production that we will devise and produce in the spring of 2021 about students’ experience during the COVID epidemic. Students will work with Artistic Director Georgeanna, and YAT director Ryan (who is also the Artistic Director of NoExit Performance) in documenting their experiences throughout COVID. This first semester will be focused on social response theatre: building the story we will tell about the many feelings/fears/hard times/ and hope surrounding the last year. The second semester will continue the work of the fall, culminating in a performance in the spring.

Notes:

Please note that Project Epidemic is a HYBRID class: weeknight rehearsals will be online, while Saturday rehearsals will be in person at the Central State Village.

YAT at the Art Center: Little Red Riding Hood

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Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 4-8
10/10/20
-
1/23/21
Tuesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 10:30am-12pm
Indianapolis Art Center
$
400
Class Description

Join Young Actors Theatre's Artistic Director for a session in Self-Empowerment Theatre at the Indianapolis Art Center. Students will investigate and devise a performance piece around the theme of bravery, all while learning acting technique.

Notes:

Got Questions?
Email our Managing Director, Lillian Crabb at lillian.c@yatkids.org with questions about our program, our staff, or how you can get involved.
Scholarship Application
YAT has never turned away a family due to financial hardship. Prior to your YAT session, please submit a scholarship application here. Contact gara@yatkids.org with questions about your account.

Grades 9-12

Directed by:
Grades 8-12
10/1/20
-
1/23/21
Thursdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 3-4:30pm
Central State
$
400
Class Description

In Project Gemini, 8th-12th graders will spend Saturdays devising an original, space-themed world, theme, story, characters, and script for a full performance that will take place in May 2021. The Thursday evening class will focus on character work, script analysis, and monologue development for a socially-distanced performance that will take in January 2021. Please note that the spring semester will be a separate sign-up starting in February.

Notes:

Please note that Project Gemini is an IN-PERSON ONLY class. All rehearsals will take place at YAT's rehearsal space at the Central State Village.

YAT at the Art Center: Cinderella

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Directed by:
TBA
Grades 9-12
10/10/20
-
1/23/21
Wednesdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 12:30-2pm
Indianapolis Art Center
$
400
Class Description

Join Young Actors Theatre in an original production about overcoming impossible odds. Students will work with YAT staff to create an original piece of Self-Empowerment Theatre while sharpening their acting technique. We will rehearse site-specifically (meaning the world is our stage!) on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center, exploring the intersection between space and character.

Notes:

Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 7-12
10/1/20
-
1/23/21
Thursdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 3-4:30pm
Hybrid (Central State + Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

We are excited to announce a special production that we will devise and produce in the spring of 2021 about students’ experience during the COVID epidemic. Students will work with Artistic Director Georgeanna, and YAT director Ryan (who is also the Artistic Director of NoExit Performance) in documenting their experiences throughout COVID. This first semester will be focused on social response theatre: building the story we will tell about the many feelings/fears/hard times/ and hope surrounding the last year. The second semester will continue the work of the fall, culminating in a performance in the spring.

Notes:

Please note that Project Epidemic is a HYBRID class: weeknight rehearsals will be online, while Saturday rehearsals will be in person at the Central State Village.

Got Questions?
Email our Managing Director, Lillian Crabb at lillian.c@yatkids.org with questions about our program, our staff, or how you can get involved.
Scholarship Application
YAT has never turned away a family due to financial hardship. Prior to your YAT session, please submit a scholarship application here. Contact gara@yatkids.org with questions about your account.

Electives and Special Projects

Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 7-12
10/1/20
-
1/23/21
Thursdays 6-8pm | Saturdays 3-4:30pm
Hybrid (The Athenaeum + Zoom)
$
400
Class Description

We are excited to announce a special production that we will devise and produce in the spring of 2021 about students’ experience during the COVID epidemic. Students will work with Artistic Director Georgeanna, and YAT director Ryan (who is also the Artistic Director of NoExit Performance) in documenting their experiences throughout COVID. This first semester will be focused on social response theatre: building the story we will tell about the many feelings/fears/hard times/ and hope surrounding the last year. The second semester will continue the work of the fall, culminating in a performance in the spring.

Notes:

Please note that Project Epidemic is a HYBRID class: weeknight rehearsals will be online, while Saturday rehearsals will be in person at the Central State Village.

Directed by:
Lillian Crabb
Grades 6-12
9/28/20
-
1/18/21
Mondays 6-8pm
Central State
$
200
Class Description

This semester, the costume crew will focus on drafting patterns and constructing sample garments. We will not be including costumes in our January performances, so we’ll gear our creations toward samples for spring, summer, and generally useful costume styles. Prepare to hone your sewing skills and end the semester by making a garment for yourself! Limited to 5 students; sign up early.

Notes:

Please note that Costume Crew is an IN-PERSON ONLY class. All sessions will take place at YAT's rehearsal space at the Central State Village.

Elective: Everything You Should Be Doing As An Actor

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Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 4-12
9/28/20
-
10/19/20
Mondays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. In "Everything You Should Be Doing As An Actor," we'll remember that rehearsal is only half the battle! Get ready to learn everything you need to know to be equipped to do script analysis, character development, and memorization techniques to take your acting to the next level.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Story Analysis

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Directed by:
Gara Gaines
Grades 4-12
9/29/20
-
10/20/20
Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. This class will use stories in theatre, film, and TV to teach students about how stories work and how to further explore them.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Directed by:
Ryan Mullins
Grades 4-12
9/29/20
-
10/20/20
Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. This elective is for those of you who are especially interested in writing plays (or anything! think big - novels, screenplays, lyrics, etc.). We'll focus on storytelling, the hero’s journey, and character development.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Site-Specific Performance

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Directed by:
Ryan Mullins
Grades 4-12
9/30/20
-
10/21/20
Wednesdays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. Become an independent theatre artist this semester by creating your own site-specific performance: a solo theatrical experience that uses your chosen setting as a part of the story!

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Movement

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Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 4-12
10/26/20
-
11/16/20
Mondays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. This course is for the student who thrives on the physical moments in plays. You'll learn plenty of new ways in which physical movement can tell just as compelling a story as scripted words, from choreography to creating a physical character.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Meisner Repetition

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Directed by:
Georgeanna Smith Wade
Grades 4-12
10/26/20
-
11/16/20
Mondays 7-8:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. Learn the Meisner Technique’s foundational exercise: repetition. Based on the theories of Sanford Meisner, this class on the repetition technique is for those of you who want to dive deep into the psychology of dialogue onstage.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Script Analysis

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Directed by:
Gara Gaines
Grades 4-12
10/27/20
-
11/17/20
Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
100
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. Prepare yourself for studying theatre in high school or college in this Script Analysis Elective! You'll explore how plays function and learn how to compare and learn from scripts - crucial skills for analyzing plays AND writing your own!

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Elective: Mask Making

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Directed by:
Ryan Mullins
Grades 4-12
10/28/20
-
11/18/20
Wednesdays 5-6:30pm
Online (Zoom)
$
125
Class Description

YAT is offering a new option this semester for our 4th-12th grade students: elective classes! With these short, online elective classes, you get to spend one meeting a week diving into a specific topic, for 4 weeks in a row. In this class on Mask Making, students will dive deep into creating a character by building an original theatrical mask from simple materials. After exploring character traits, students will design, sketch, and build a wearable mask for performance or play. Mask Making has a $25 materials fee built-in.

Notes:

Please note that this class is ONLINE ONLY. We will meet on Zoom (and share Zoom URLs with you before the first class).

Got Questions?
Email our Managing Director, Lillian Crabb at lillian.c@yatkids.org with questions about our program, our staff, or how you can get involved.
Scholarship Application
YAT has never turned away a family due to financial hardship. Prior to your YAT session, please submit a scholarship application here. Contact gara@yatkids.org with questions about your account.