Registration begins September 21, 2020
Classes start October 13, 2020
Toronto, ON — Following Young People’s Theatre’s (YPT’s) wonderfully successful first foray into Online Summer Drama Camp, the Drama School returns this fall with more virtual drama. Led by an experienced faculty of professional artist educators, online classes are available for JK-Gr. 12, both on weekends and after-school, beginning Oct. 13. YPT has adapted its historic theatre with newly converted live-stream studios where many of its drama classes will be broadcast live.
“This summer, we discovered that online classes can be just as fun, active, engaging and deeply satisfying as the in-person version,” says Drama School Director Liz Pounsett. “We were thrilled to find kids laughing and playful, focused and enthusiastic, improvising and collaborating. We can’t wait to see returning students again, and to welcome new students – who can now enjoy our classes from anywhere in the world!”
In addition to drama classes for all grades, specialty classes for Gr. 7-12 include Audition Technique, Online Content Creation, Shakespeare Monologues, Writers’ Bloc, Actor’s Craft and more. Plus, there are virtual experiences for toddlers (and their caregivers) with Online Toddler Drama Time, recommended for ages 12 to 30 months (Nov. 5-26).
About the Drama School:
YPT’s Drama School, now in its 51st year, embodies our theatre’s vision: to have a positive impact on the emotional, social and intellectual development of young people. From weekly classes to seasonal camps, we offer year-round programming for youth, babies and toddlers, celebrating everyone’s unique abilities. This season, YPT has taken its well-loved Drama School classes online in a manner that maintains their live, interactive and collaborative nature. YPT’s Drama School is a place for young people to explore their interest in theatre, mentored by professional and experienced artists. Kids and youth discover the power of their own voice, gain confidence, make new friends — and have FUN!