Young Theatricals (YTs) is Ipswich Little Theatre Society’s drama group for teens, 13 – 18 years old. The group meets on Wednesday evenings, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, in the Jean Pratt Building. For any information regarding Young Theatricals in 2022 and beyond, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run by convenors Steph Groves, Kate Hoepner, and Aaron Evans, YTs aims to teach students performance skills and provides opportunities to showcase their talents throughout the year. Students will learn about character development, how to create and manipulate mood and tension in their performances, vocal skills, physical characteristics and expression, and more!
Young Theatricals is operated as a free form, safe environment for teenagers to explore and express their creativity through theatre.
Class schedule and showcase dates for Semester 1 2022 are below.
|Saturday 29th January 2022 1pm – 3pm||Induction and Theatre Tour|
|Wednesday 2nd February 2022 5pm – 7pm||Accents|
|Wednesday 9th February 2022 5pm – 7pm||Scriptwriting|
|Wednesday 16th February 2022 5pm – 7pm||How to Audition|
|Wednesday 23rd February 2022 5pm – 7pm||Costuming|
|Wednesday 2nd March 2022 5pm – 7pm||Breathing & Speaking Techniques|
|Wednesday 9th March 2022 5pm – 7pm||Directing|
|Wednesday 16th March 2022 5pm – 7pm||Poetry|
|Wednesday 23rd March 2022 5pm – 7pm||Lighting and Sound|
|Wednesday 30th March 2022 5pm – 7pm||Characterisation|
|Wednesday 20th April 2022 5pm – 7pm||How to Perform the Genres #1|
|Wednesday 27th April 2022 5pm – 7pm||How to Perform the Genres #2|
|Wednesday 4th May 2022 5pm – 7pm||Adaptation and Interpretation|
|Wednesday 11th May 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 18th May 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 1st June 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 8th June 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 15th June 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|Wednesday 22nd June 2022 5pm – 7pm||Showcase Rehearsal and Workshopping|
|TBC||Peer Showcase Performance|
In previous years, students have showcased their talents through the sharing of monologues, and productions such as A Christmas Carol, The Patient, The Friends of Valerie Lane, Melissa’s Big Birthday Bash, Phantasmal, Camp Euphoria (a unique piece having been written and directed by the students), Wild Wild West (a theatre restaurant), and Hating Alison Ashley.
Previous convenors of YT’s have included Kyle & Samantha, Courtney, Liz & Rebecca, Tony & Aaron, and Craig, Jan & Desley.
Young Theatricals turns 50 in 2023!
Celebrations are being organised for 50 years of Young Theatricals in 2023. We are looking to have a meeting in the next couple of months and are keen for people to help. We are looking to get in contact with any ex-members, so if there is anyone you know that used to be in Young Theatricals over the last 50 years we want to hear from them.
The more we can have involved the better we what this to be a Celebration to be remembered.