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The White Lake Youth Theatre
Education Program

Katie Trzaska

Open to 10 through 18 year old actors, the White Lake Youth Theatre Education Program offers opportunities for youth actors to be involved in theater all year round. WLYT offers intensive workshops and performance opportunities throughout the year.

WLYT Education

The White Lake Youth Theater Education program is a unique opportunity for students age 10-18 to learn the ins and outs of the theater world in their own backyard. Students have the opportunity to work with local professionals and improve their acting techniques and technical knowledge of theater. In addition to acting classes, students have the opportunity during performance workshops to assist in designing costumes, sets, and props for shows, as well as design sound and lights and work backstage. Students then see their handiwork on stage, teaching the value of creativity and collaboration.

The White Lake Youth Theater Education program strives to:

  • Create a positive learning environment for young thespians
  • Encourage creativity, focus, patience, and team work
  • Develop self-esteem and positive relationships between older and younger students
  • Teach important technical and creative aspects of theater
  • Instill a life-long appreciation of theater, music, and visual art in students
  • Get messy, make mistakes, and have fun

White Lake Youth Theatre Opportunities

The White Lake Youth Theatre Education Program offers varying opportunities throughout the year for students to learn different aspects of theater in their own backyard.

WLYT offers two types of workshops:

  • Workshop Intensives
    • Generally one-six week workshops that vary in format according to the topic and include both acting and technical theater curriculum. Class fees for intensives will vary according to the number of class hours.
  • Performance Workshops
    • Students can audition for roles in our performance workshops in January and April. In the winter WLYT offers a small-scale drama workshop, and in the summer a large-scale comedy workshop. Autumn sometimes brings collaborative performance opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to work on lights, sound, as a student stage manager, and on the backstage technical crew. Workshop fees will be calculated based upon length of the workshop and will be a flat fee.

All workshops are taught by experienced theater professionals and are a mix of theory and practical application.

Class fee information and registration deadlines will always be listed with other details of the workshop opportunity.

We are expanding this program every year, thanks to the energy and dedication of our students, parents, and staff. Please visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming events. To be added to our youth theater email information list, use the Contact Us form on this website. Be sure to select "Youth Theatre" from the "Why are you contacting us" drop-down list.

Upcoming Workshops

  • none at this time, watch the page for future announcements

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If your student(s) is an active member of WLYT and would like to be added as a member of the Facebook group, use the Contact Us form to let us know. (This is a closed group; only students and parents who are active participants are allowed in this Facebook group.) We use Facebook to quickly notify students of upcoming events and schedule changes.

In addition, if you would like to receive WLYT updates for your student, please use the Contact Us form to be added to the WLYT email mailing list.

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