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Calling All Singers, Dancers, and Actors 4th-12th Graders + Graduated Seniors

Scholarships are available for SYT!

Summer Youth Theatre is offering scholarships for young people who may need assistance in participating in this summer’s 2021 SYT production programs.  This includes Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr., Little Shop of Horrors, SYT June & July: Create, Devise, LIVE!

To apply, fill out this SYT Scholarship Form

Applications are open Wednesday, May 12, and will close Friday, May 21.

 Jack Powell Memorial Scholarships

 

Auditions Extended for SYT Devised Plays!

Wed, May 19th at 5 pm
(Details below)

 

SYT June: Create, Devise, LIVE!

8th-12th Graders

Directed by Sadie Barbee

Student actors will work as an ensemble to devise their own characters and build a unique storyline. This fast-paced, creativity-driven process will result in the premiere of an original, devised play.

Performed by SYT’s Senior 8th-12th graders.

Rehearsals: June 21-24 (4-7:30pm)

Tech Day: June 25 (9am-Noon & 4-7:30pm)

Performance: June 26 | 7pm
Rain Date Performance:  June 27

 

SYT July: Create, Devise, LIVE!

4th-8th Graders

Directed by Leah Towle

Student actors will work as an ensemble to devise their own characters and build a unique storyline. This fast-paced, creativity-driven process will result in the premiere of an original, devised play.

Performed by SYT’s Novice/Jr. 4th-8th graders

Rehearsals: July 26-29 (9 am -Noon)

Tech Day: July 30 (9am-Noon & 4-7:30 pm)

Performance: July 31 | 7 pm
Rain Date Performance:  August 1

What Will Productions Look Like This Summer?

This summer we are partnering with Lawrence Parks & Recreation to offer Summer Youth Theatre in the Park! Taking place on our brand new outdoor stage at South Park, pull up a picnic blanket, grab a camping chair, and help us celebrate our 48th year in the location it all began! Audiences will sit in socially distant pods, with no more than six people to each pod. All rehearsals and performances will occur outdoors, masked and socially distanced. In cases of inclement weather, rehearsals will transition temporarily to virtual.

For more information on COVID-19 Safety & Protocols, please refer to the section at the bottom of this page.


Have Questions or Want to Meet Other SYT Families?

SYT Parent & Student Informational Meeting

Wed, May 26 | 5:30-6pm on ZOOM

Link Here:
https://lawrenceartscenter-org.zoom.us/j/93729548813

Meeting ID: 937 2954 8813


How does the SYT production program work by grade?

  • 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1st-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program. Auditions are required for production programs.  Auditions ARE NOT required for camps.
  • 8th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-8th grade program or the 8th-12th program. Auditions required.
  • Not sure what grade to audition for? Go by the grade you will be in May 2021.

No matter your grade, each student may select how they audition.


How & When Do I Audition?

Virtual Auditions are open now through May 19 at 5 pm! 

How Do I Audition Virtually?

  1. Learn a short monologue or poem, ~30 seconds long.
  2. Record your video on a device.
  3. Fill out audition form & submit video: https://forms.gle/rQXcPvdVbzmsQR837

How Do I Audition In-Person?

  1. Learn a short monologue or poem, ~30 seconds long.
  2. Fill out this audition form: https://forms.gle/rQXcPvdVbzmsQR837
  3. Make an audition appointment: https://signup.com/go/DBoptKG

When and Where Will the Cast List Be Posted?

The cast list will be posted Friday, May 21 on our website: https://lawrenceartscenter.org/upcoming-auditions/ and at the Arts Center, on the window by the front desk.

Each family/performer will also receive an email on Friday, May 21 outlining the rehearsal schedule and details of the production.

Does Everyone Get Cast?

While we wish we could cast everyone who auditions, due to COVID-19 safety numbers we will have a cap of 15 to 25 total performers for each production.


Does My Student Need to Enroll & When?

Yes, there is a participation fee for each production.

Please wait until the cast list is posted to enroll.

To apply, fill out this SYT Scholarship Form

Applications are open Wednesday, May 12, and will close Friday, May 21.

 Jack Powell Memorial Scholarships


Where are Rehearsals?

Rehearsals will be held outdoors at South Park in the far North-East corner of the park.  Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday. All rehearsals will occur outdoors, masked, and socially distanced.  In cases of inclement weather, rehearsals will transition temporarily to virtual.


Where are Performances?

Performances will be held at our new outdoor stage at South Park in the far North-East corner of the park.  Please reserve our rain date as outlined in each production section.  A virtual version will take place if both the performance date and rain date cannot occur.


Did You Know That We Offer Financial Aid?

If you need assistance or have questions, email Elizabeth at elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org


Interested in SYT for Pre-K- 4th Graders, Technical Theatre, or Internships?

Click Here for all the details!

SYT Creative Play Preschoolers and Kindergartners

SYT Rookie week-long camps for 1st-4th graders

Virtual Alice In Wonderland Performance Camp for 4th-12th graders

A full summer Adult Improv session!

Tech Theatre camps for 5th-12th graders

Internship Program for 8th-12th graders


COVID Safety

Check here for full safety guidelines: 
lawrenceartscenter.org/covid-19-guidelines/

What are your COVID safety protocols? Will we be wearing masks for rehearsals and performances?

Safety is the most important thing to us. To ensure the health and wellness of students, staff, guests, and performers alike, we ask that you adhere to our safety guidelines. And of course, the following protocols are subject to change based on the current health guidelines outlined by Douglas county.

Masks:  Properly worn masks, over nose and mouth, will be required for all students, guests, staff, and performers for all rehearsals and performances. All performers will wear a mask with a small head microphone underneath for performances.

Student, Performer, and Staff Wellness Screenings:  All students, performers, and staff will complete daily health screenings and temperature checks prior to participating in any event or activity. Anyone reporting symptoms will not attend rehearsals or performances.

Weather for Rehearsals: In the event of inclement weather, you will be emailed when rehearsals are pushed to a ZOOM format.  Please note that we are tracking the weather and will determine each day if the combination of temperature, wind chill, rain, and other weather elements are appropriate for students and performers.

Group Sizes: We will cast scenes, songs and dances with socially distant blocking, dancing, and acting at the forefronts of our minds. Three to Six feet of distance or more will be kept for all blocking, dancing, and singing at all times. In rehearsals we will utilize small group work as the main mode of creating and practicing.

Outdoor, Socially Distanced Performances:  Audience members will be seated in small pods (max six people) on the South Park lawn. Pods will be spaced out at least 10-12 feet apart. Masks are required for all audience members and should be worn properly.

Weather for Performances:  Please hold our rain date, in case of weather. If weather persists on the rain date, you will be emailed or called about event postponement or pushing the event to a virtual experience. Please note that we are tracking the weather and will determine each day if the combination of temperature, wind chill, rain, and other weather elements are appropriate for our performers and audience members. If we decide the weather does not comply to our standards, you will be emailed or called about event postponement or pushing the event to a virtual experience.

Changing Health Conditions:  Group/mass gathering sizes are subject to change based on the current health guidelines outlined by Douglas county. If group/mass gathering sizes change and cannot fit our current plans, you will be emailed about event postponement or pushing the event to a virtual experience.

Have Questions?

Contact Samaria Fleig, Technical Director & Production Manager, samaria@lawrenceartscenter.org

Details

Start:
May 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

South Park
1198 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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