HYT Presents Winter Workshops

Alexandra Roberts-Zibbel and Paige Suelzer performing in 2017's Devising One Act "Featherwary."


Horizon Youth Theatre is pleased to announce our 2018 Winter Workshops. Registration is open for the following three classes, the first of which begins January 6. Cassie Greenlee’s Directing Workshop, which will guide high schoolers through directing the panel-chosen one act plays written by students and their mentors, is full. The Festival of Shorts will be performed at Otsego Elementary School April 13-15.

Cost: $75.00
Ages: 10-18 Years Old
Dates and Times: Saturdays, January 6, 2018 to April 15, 2018,  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Place: First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church Street, 2nd floor classroom
Instructor: Keith Guion

Description: Students will create their own characters and craft a one-act play from the original idea through performance in April with the guidance and direction of instructor Keith Guion. Participants in the devising workshop are guaranteed a spot in completed play which will be performed at HYT’s Festival of Shorts, April 13-15, 2018 at Otsego Elementary School.  The class will span 15 weeks and has two sections. The creating portion of the class will last approximately eight or nine weeks, meeting each Saturday. When the play is finished, the rehearsal portion of the class will meet more than once a week. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in multiple aspects of theatre, including writing.

To register for the Devising Workshop, click here.

Cost: $40.00
Ages: 6-12 Years Old
Dates and Times: Saturdays, January 13th through March 17th (nine weeks – no class March 3rd), 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Place: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bowling Green (2nd floor classroom)
Instructor: Haven Bradam is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she received her Bachelors degree in Communications with a major in Theatre and a double specialization in Youth Theatre / Puppetry and Acting / Directing. She has extensive experience with youth theatre through the Toledo Repertoire, the Children’s Theatre Workshop, and the Treehouse Troupe. Through her work with the CTW, Haven tours area schools as a member of The Imaginators.

Description: This workshop is perfect for newcomers to Horizon Youth Theatre or for young performers who want to further hone their skills. Participants will focus on a range of exercises to help them feel comfortable acting with others. Topics will include improvisation; stage directions and other technical terms; theatre games; and even auditioning for shows. Haven’s experience with kids and theatre education will provide a great all-around experience for any youngster.

To register for Intro to Theatre, click here.

Cost: $40.00
Ages: 6-12 years old
Dates and Times: Saturdays, January 20 to February 24, 2018 (six weeks) 9:00 to 11:00 am
Place: First Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, 2nd floor
Instructor: Jackie Burns

Instructor Jackie Burns returns to teach our younger students the basics of musical theatre. Each class session will feature a different performer from BGSU, helping to introduce students to a variety of age-appropriate songs, monologues, and dance routines to expand their understanding of everything musical theatre encompasses. The students will receive one-on-one attention to help foster confidence and performance ability while also collaborating with each other and Ms. Burns on their own 20-minute musical, which will be presented to families and friends at the last session.

To register for Musical Theatre, click here.

For more information about Horizon Youth Theatre, please visit our website at www.horizonyouththeatre.org. As always we would like to thank Otsego Schools for housing our productions, and thanks also to First Presbyterian Church and St. Mark’s Lutheran for providing space for the Winter Workshops.