KIDSTAGE Originals: Actors
KIDSTAGE Originals is an original musical project created by emerging theatre artists. Students in grade 9–age 20 generate their own original material under the mentorship and guidance of a professional writing, composing, and directing team. The program emphasizes the process of creating a production from the ground up, primarily focusing on the creation of the script.
Adding the Actors
Once the writing team has a completed script, student actors are added for the final 1–2 months of the KIDSTAGE Originals process and the show is shared with an audience for feedback. Under the guidance of a professional director, actors work with the student writers to refine the script. Changes are made to the script up until opening night. As such, successful actors in the KIDSTAGE Originals program are highly organized and not afraid to learn new material in an extremely short timeframe.
Writers applied and were selected in October; learn more by reading about the writers’ process. Actors join the process in January/February, with performances in March.
KIDSTAGE Originals productions are written by, for, and about teens, and can address some of the most important issues to teens today. Past KIDSTAGE Originals shows include: Last Exit, In Your Eyes, Save As…, Hot Mess, Playing Fair, This is What They Tell Me, Sincerely Yours, Out of Bounds, and All That Glitters – A Rock Legend.
Evenings Wed – Sat: 7:30 pm
Matinees Sat* – Sun: 1:00 pm
*performances at this time do not occur every week of the run
Skills for Theatre… Skills for Life
To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:
- To teach creativity and responsibility
- To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
- To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.