Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble
2020! Virtually Yours.

 

About SYTE  – Virtually Yours, our 4th summer!

What a world. This summer we will gather online and create a performance highlighting the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of our young company of creative artists. As we always have, we will move, think, act, write, laugh, share and collaborate to create.  You will need access to the internet and a device and then the possibilities are countless.  Let’s explore and find what connections and creativity this moment holds for young artists despite challenges and circumstances.  We are storytelling pioneers this summer. Imagination and connection are more important than ever. We are very excited.

The Program
KCRep SYTE is a free summer program open to high school youth. SYTE artists engage in an interactive rehearsal process packed full of theatre exercises and games, ensemble-building activities, discussion and playwriting and acting techniques designed to cultivate creative and life skills. SYTE teaching artists collaborate with young actors, writers and artists to build a performance that is their own – an original theatre piece that explores and expresses the artists’ lives and perspectives. The program is designed to include and nurture all students. While it is a theatre-focused experience, we welcome artists of all skill levels, talents and backgrounds. Previous theatre experience is not necessary or required. SYTE’s mission is to encourage expression, confidence, collaboration and the joy of creativity in local teens in a safe and supportive online studio with professional actors as our teaching artists. Every young person involved is vital in helping shape the experience. And this summer, location is not a barrier to participation.

 

Fun.   New friends.  Creativity. Sharing ideas and talents. Celebrating expression.

 

 

Program dates
Rehearsals and classes will take place June 29, 30 and July 1 then break until July 6 and continue through July 31. Sessions will be held on Zoom, Monday through Thursday.  No Fridays. We will work 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with breaks, a lunch break and will include some activities working away from us on your own.

Our 2020 performance will be created via video and shared at the end of the session.  The possibilities are many and we will explore, as an ensemble, how to share our creativity for a final virtual showcase and unleash our fourth summer of unique and meaningful storytelling.

 


SYTE Ensemble Auditions

We create our summer company through auditions.  Because we are on screen in our 2020 online studio this summer, it will be a small group, so please be in touch as soon as you can.

Auditions for new ensemble members are via video. Returners do not need to audition, but should request an application form.

Please email  mccrarym@kcrep.org for video audition guidance and an application information form. Just a short audition uploaded to us and a form to fill out!   No phone calls, please, as we are not working from the office.  You will be auditioning for the KCRep Education Director and SYTE Teaching Artists.

This is a program for high school students. We have and may be able to include younger students, but it is important that we keep the studio and the content appropriate for all youth.

 

                 Questions? please reach out to Melinda at mccrarym@kcrep.org