Y Theatre News and
Y Theatre at Washington Irving School presented: Annie! - -
Performances November 18 & 19.
Next show March 12 & 13. Stay tuned for
Y Theatre Arts Studio at Tappan
Hill – Fall Class Offerings
All classes located at Y Theatre Arts Studio at Tappan Hill, 50 Ichabod
Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Comedic Improv for Kids– Get your Game On!
3 – 5, Tuesday 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Runs January 27 - March 31, no class February 18 and March 11
Are you ready to bring the funny?
Students will learn a variety of high-energy, performance-based, comedic
improvisational games that willhave them on their feet and laughing up
a storm. Throughout, students will build teamwork skills, adapt quickly
on their feet and stretch public speaking muscles.
Comedic Improv for Teens– Scene Building!
6 – 8, Monday 4:45 to 5:45 pm
Runs January 27 - March 31, no class February 17
Can you handle the Scene?
Students will play a wide range of scene-based, comedic improvisational
games. Students will work together to create cohesive scenes under a
wide range of ridiculous pretenses and rules, honing their acting chops
while being forced to let go, think on their feet, and adapt to the
classes taught by David Neilsen
and culminate in a live performance in front of friends and family
Class Fee for all classes:
Family Member $200
Youth member $250
All classes take place at the Y Theatre Arts Studio at Tappan Hill
50 Ichabod Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (intersection of Union and
Marymount Avenues) 914.418.5562 or email@example.com
Y Theatre Arts Studio Mission:
We build theatre by breaking boundaries between writers, actors,
directors, designers, dancers and musicians, bringing them together to
create authentic, innovative pieces for performance.
Improv Camp ran August 12 -
16, 9:30 to 12:30 with David Neilsen at the Y Theatre Arts Studio @
Tappan Hill! Watch here for photos!
; 914 418-5562.
SHAKESPEARE AND Y THEATRE ARTS CAMPS!
10 year anniversary summer!! come laugh, cry and play with us!
Thanks again for
great work from our talented kids and wonderful community support of our
9 performances and our Playbill!
Odyssey Cast - Summer Shakespeare Youth Troupe
Cast of Henry IV - Summer Shakespeare Teen Troupe
Y Theatre Announces the
Y Theatre Arts Studio
open January 28 at
the new YMCA Tappan Hill site. Register for Classes at the YMCA
Member Service Desk (62 Main St) starting January 2. Summer
Improv Intensive runs August 12 - 16;
you may also email or call Barbara Turk to register.
; 914 418-5562.
Kids from Adventure Theatre Class perform their original play.
Kids from Comedic Improv with David Neilsen
the Year of the Lion in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow!
Disney Theatrical Group chose the fourth and fifth graders at
Washington Irving School to perform THE LION KING KIDS,
a 40-minute version for elementary aged performers. The Family YMCA at
Tarrytown is the producer of the elementary school version; Peter
Royston is the director. Disney has chosen the Y – along with Harlem
School of the Arts - to test these new adaptations of THE LION KING
before they are released for other schools to perform. The Y
gratefully acknowledges the support of the Foundation for the Public
Schools of the Tarrytowns, the Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation, and the
THE LION KING KIDS is
produced by the Tarrytown YMCA and will be performed at Washington
Irving School (103 South Broadway, Tarrytown) on Wednesday, November 28th at
8:30 am and 7:00 pm, and Thursday, November 29th at 9:30
am. Tickets for the evening show are $10 for adults and $5 for kids in
grades 3 and up. For more
YMCA Vice President Barbara Turk at (914) 418-5562.
Y Theatre Presented Washington Irving Students in The Time Machine, by
Peter Royston based loosely on the novella by HG Wells. Directed
by Peter Royston, produced by Barbara Turk. Assistant Director Kathleen
McCarthy Udoff, Technical Director Neal Spitzer. Grants from Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation, the Foundation
for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, and EPTA of the Tarrytowns, plus ticket sales, fund this
free program open to all Washington Irving Students.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Christ Church December 18, 2011 at 4 pm. Donations benefited the Y
Theatre After School Program at Washington Irving School in Tarrytown.
The Jungle Book at Washington Irving School in Tarrytown,
featuring students in grades 4 & 5 and directed by Peter Royston. Performances November 9 at 8:30 am and 7 pm & November 10
at 9:30 am and 7 pm.
Adult Theatre troupe presented an original play by James Balestrieri, Rip Van
Winkle on October 21 and November 20.
Y Theatre in collaboration
with Huzzah Productions presents a staged reading of an
original play, Rip Van Winkle, written by James
Balestrieri, directed by Peter Royston, produced by Y
Theatre, and featuring Michael Fox as Rip Van Winkle.
Balestrieri and Fox are partners in Huzzah Productions,
Barbara Turk and Royston are principals in Y Theatre,
all are local residents. The reading by Y Theatre's
Adult Troupe will include local youth actors and is
aimed at both children and adults.
The second reading will take place on Sunday November 20 at 4:30 pm at Reformed Church of
the Tarrytowns at 42 N Broadway in TT. Donations support
financial aid for children in the Y Summer Shakespeare
Winkle Press Release
Thanks to our amazing campers and counselors for another wonderful summer
Shakespeare Festival 2011 in the Park! Be sure to check out our blog
and FB page for photos and updates! See you next summer...
About Y Theatre
The Y is home to Y Theatre, comprised of Y Theatre
after school programming at Washington Irving School, Summer Shakespeare
camps, and Adult Theatre Troupe. Peter Royston is the Director of
Y Theatre, Barbara Turk is the Producer.
Y Theatre at Washington Irving school is funded
to varying degrees by
the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, the Miles
Hodsdon Vernon Foundation, St. Faith's House Foundation, EPTA of the Tarrytowns
and the Kids Club of Tarrytown We are so grateful for
the community support of this amazing youth program.
Summer Shakespeare Camp now offers three camps,
Teen Theatre Troupe for kids entering grades 7- 12, Youth Theatre
Troupe, for kids entering grades 2 - 6, both directed by Peter Royston,
and Theatre Arts Camp, for kids who want to make sets, costumes, props
and learn from former Broadway costume designer and local artist, Vera Zamdmer
and teacher and artist Stewart Lee. Please visit our Summer Camps page for more information.
This year David Neilsen also is offering
a one week Improv Intensive starting August 12.
Adult Theatre Troupe performs staged readings of
classic and new plays as fund raisers for Summer Shakespeare
scholarships for underserved kids.
Come be a part of Y Theatre!
About Westchester Circus Arts at Tappan
Westchester Circus Arts at Y
Tappan Hill is the only year-round circus arts organization in the
Westchester County, NY area. Directed by long-time circus performers,
Hilary Sweeney, and Carlo Pellegrini, WCA offers daily circus arts
classes, a fantastic summer day camp, professional training
opportunities, and in-school programming. Children ages five through
adult can experience a variety of circus disciplines including: trapeze,
aerial silks, rope, wire-walking, juggling, clowning, acro-balancing,
gymnastics, unicycle, and more. website: www.westchestercircusarts.com.
phone: 914-275-5711. email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Y Theatre
and Performing Arts Studio at Tappan Hill – 50 Ichabod Lane, Tarrytown,
About the Director/Teacher
Hilary Sweeney has been teaching the aerial arts at the Family YMCA at
Tarrytown since 2008. Hilary's teaching style focuses on building strong
technique, fluid movement, and above all incorporating safe practices.
She customizes training according to individual abilities and goals.
Hilary’s mission in both teaching and performing is to inspire ordinary
people to do extraordinary things.
Hilary is an active
performer and has been featured in Cirque Le Masque’s “Carnviale”,
ImaginAerial, Amazing Grace Circus, Above the Belt off-broadway,
Showboat Shazam, and numerous special events. She trained privately
with Cirque du Soleil's Ivo Georgiev and the Gemini Twins, National
Circus School's Kevin O'Connor, ImaginAerial's Laura Witwer, and Espana
Streb Trapeze Academy's Bobby Hedglin. In addition to more than eight
plus of aerial training, Hilary draws from extensive dance training
since the age of five.
Current Class Schedule & Fees coming soon!
Can't wait for next summer 2014!!