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|Have you ever wondered...|
|"Could I direct a
"What's it like to be a set designer?"
|"Would I enjoy stage
"Can I operate the lights?"
What is Rising Stars Youth Theater Troupe?
Rising Stars Youth Theater Troupe is a unique TYA program that offers youth in grades 5-12 the opportunity to
explore the theater arts in a laboratory setting while watching their ideas come to life in front of an audience!
Youth are encouraged to work in teams (for example, a small group might design the set, lights, and sound
together, while another group might create choreography). Under the tutelage of TYA's professional staff, young
people can work on plays and musicals, serving as:
•Stage Crew Members
•Light and Sound Operators
|•Rising Stars Stage Directors, Music
Directors, and Choreographers
stage the show.
•Rising Stars Designers conceptialize and execute set design, lighting,
sound, costumes, hair, and make-up.
•Rising Stars Techies manage the stage, run the crew, and operate
lights and sound.
•Rising Stars Cast perform as actors, singers, and dancers.
•Rising Stars Crew craft the set, props, and costumes under the
direction of the designers.
|Perhaps you need to "get your feet wet" before
undertaking a full
leadership position. If that's the case, assistantships are available for
youth who want to shadow and assist.
|Youth may participate as:|
Stage Manager/Set Designer/Crew
|Example: The light board and sound
operators may be selected from the set designer, lighting, and sound
designers. A set designer might stage manage the show.
|Leadership Positions and Requirements|
must demonstrate proficient piano skills and knowledge of
music, and must
demonstrate an ability to teach, accompany on the piano, and be well organized and responsible.
•Stage Directors must exhibit strong acting skills and have stage experience as an actor. They must be well
organized, responsible, cooperative, and have a keen interest in dance and choreography. They must also have
stage experience as a dancer and actor.
•Stage Managers must be extremely organized with attention to detail. They must enjoy motivating and
organizing people in a firm, friendly manner.
•Designers of Set, Lighting, Costumes, Hair/Makeup, and Sound do not need prior experience; however,
they should demonstrate a keen interest in design, a willingness to learn, self discipline, organization, creativity,
attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
|Parents are required to provide
support on photo/video documentation, onsite supper, and hospitality team to
include crew chiefs, ushers, concessions, and merchandise. They may be asked to assist the production as needed in costumes, props, lighting, sound, and set. They are required to assist with strike. It is understood that the productions
are "youth-driven;" however, parental advice and skill may be needed.
Parents are required to volunteer 15-30 hours.