Sat, Jul 1, 9:00 am start
July 1 – 8, 9 am – 2:30 pm
Participants in this program will enact long-form improvisation and sketch comedy. Actors will work on developing original characters, Y.E.T.’s signature improv games, and spontaneously combustible situations that make for high comedy. Ensemble members also have the opportunity to create media as part of the performance!
This program will culminate in an original improvisational performance which will be performed at Rosendale Theatre on July 8th at 5 PM. This will be a ticketed event.
TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Amy Poux, Y.E.T. Director
Amy Poux has directed young adults and youth, and created YA content since 1991, first as founder of the pioneering arts education company, Working Playground, Inc. (AKA: Urban Arts Partnership) in NYC, and later upon establishing Youth Ensemble Theater (YET), an award-winning theater company for rural youth in Ulster county.
Youth Ensemble Theater (Y.E.T.) has garnered awards from NYC Thespian Society (Best Play/Best supporting actress, 2019), NYS Theatre Education Association (Award of Excellence 2019), American Academy for the Dramatic Arts (Featured performance/Youth Theatre Conference 2018) among others. Y.E.T. plays have performed Off-Broadway at the 52nd Street Project and Bank Street Theater (NYC), and regionally at The Richard B. Fisher Performing Arts Center (Bard College), NY State & Film/Powerhouse Theater Festival (Poughkeepsie, NY), Boughton Place (Highland, NY), Byrdcliffe Theater (Woodstock, NY), and High Meadow Performing Arts Center (Stone Ridge, NY). In pandemic times Poux pivoted to direct the YET Zoom teleplay “WEIrD” and the episodic spoof “Zoom School”, as well as creating a number of free Zoom improv programs for adults and youth.
As former Director of Education, Film at Lincoln Center, Poux designed and implemented filmmaking programs for thousands of NYC youth. She co-designed Stockade Works’ signature crew Boot Camps in Kingston. In 2019 Poux wrote/directed Do Nothings, a short film about a gender-queer teen and in 2020 she made the film’s sequel, I’m Okay. (Produced by HUDSY-TV and Northguild) Both films were Awarded by NYWIFT iWoman Shorts Fest 2022, and New Filmmakers NY Altfest, 2021.
Most recently, Poux produced the feature film, Sunday at Il Posto Accanto by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (“Them” Amazon, “The Get Down”/Netflix) to be released in 2023.