RTC introduces the Youth Ensemble Theater (Y.E.T.) Fall programs at The Rosendale Theatre!
Building on the success of the YET summer institute at RTC, this program will provide after-school and Saturday classes to youth, ages 11 to 18, who are interested in becoming part of a contemporary performance ensemble. Ensemble members will have the opportunity to use the theater as their own space and create original work.
September 13 – November 5, 2022
Y.E.T. PERFORMANCE FOR TEENS
Tuesdays 3:30p – 5:30p
Sept 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1
Saturdays 11:00a – 1:00 pm
Sept 17, 24, Oct 1 (alternate venue), 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5th (tech and performance)
Performance: Saturday night, 11/5, 7:00 PM
In this program youth will engage in Y.E.T.’s signature improv games, as well as acting technique training and learn how to approach a script, pursue action and intentions, and authentically bring characters to life. The program will culminate in a performance of an original production on the Rosendale Theatre’s stage.
Eight-week cycle = $325
Y.E.T. GAMES & IMPROV FOR TWEENS
Thursdays 3:30p – 5:30p Sept 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3.
Saturdays 9:00a – 10:30a Sept 24, Oct 1 (alternate venue), 8, 15, 22, & 29.
Participants in this program will enact long-form improvisation and sketch comedy. Actors will learn Y.E.T.’s signature improv games, work on developing original characters, and spontaneously combustible situations that make for high comedy.
Six-week cycle = $295
Amy Poux, YET 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.