OLD School Season 2020 – 2021 – Youth Theatre Northwest

SCHOOL SEASON 2020 - 2021

Our 2020 - 2021 School Season was conceived with current uncertainties around Covid-19 in mind. Things are going to be a little different, but we believe that this plan ensures we will be able to provide programming throughout the season. All productions can rehearse online if need be and the shows will be available via streaming.

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October

The Night of a Thousand Scares

Our annual fright-fest is back and creepier than ever. See our original horror films from our Summer of Horror film workshops, directed by Kim Douthit, plus a ghastly host of other creepy delights.

November

Rescued (full production)
Written by Andrea Karin Nelson
Directed by Nikki Przasnyski

This brand-new play, about a world where princesses train to save themselves, was workshopped this spring by our amazing Workshop Conservatory actors. With the input received from the cast, director, and the audience, the playwright will do one final rewrite over the summer and the production will be fully mounted by the same cast.

Sidekick Island
Written by Kate Swenson
Directed by Cory Southwell
Have you ever wondered what happens to the sidekick after the story ends? You know, after the evil villain gets defeated, after the happily-ever-after, after their supposedly BFF abandons them for the next chapter? Come closer and I’ll tell you. It’s a pretty big secret. There’s a safe place where secondary characters can recover and reflect.  A place called: Sidekick Island.   
December

Chaos Theory

Directed by Mike Lion

Join our resident group of improvisational masterminds as they take you on a holiday journey like no other. No one knows what's in store but we know it's going to be a lot of laughs. Come see this once in a lifetime production.

February

Radio Drama: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Emma and the West
Directed by Mike Lion
One old time classic, one modern piece—brought to you live, and through audio streaming for your listening enjoyment. Radio Dramas will be performed live with live foley sound effects. All rehearsals and performances will be online.
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired from 1939 to 1947. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Together, they starred in 220 episodes, solving mysteries and keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.  
Emma and The West is a new radio play. Emma and Kit are reading about the adventures of the Wild West, but when the last page of their book is missing, they journey into the world of the book to get it back. Fueled by imagination and friendship, Emma and Kit turn a regular afternoon at home into the wildest adventure in the west in this musical adventure! 
March

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged
Written by Reduced Shakespeare Company (Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield)
Directed by Mimi Katano
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes, this play was once London’s longest-running comedy. Originally performed by 3 men, YTN will revive our 18 person version (last seen in 2006) of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Chaos Theory
Directed by Mike Lion

Ring in Spring with the seat-of-their-pants antics of our resident improve troupe. Witness an act of comedic creation happening right before your eyes. And just as quickly as it appears, it disappears into the mists of time. Deep, man.


April

The Wizard of Oz
Original adaptation by Gillian Jorgensen
Directed by Kate Swenson with Cory Southwell
This fresh take on the old classic was performed on the YTN stage in 2009 with a YTN Teaching Artist/Director Rachel Carlson as the witch and our freshly graduated Leiney Gamache and Mollie Parkinson as munchkins. With two different age groups collaborating to create one big story, this production will be performed in the spring when things are, hopefully, closer to normal.

May

Workshop Conservatory: The Sky Below
Written by Maggie Lee
Directed by Kim Douthit 
Following last season’s format, we will once again develop a new play to be fully mounted in the fall of 2021. This year, the new script by Maggie Lee (The Monkey King: Journey Westbound, Through The Looking Glass), which will take us on a steampunk SiFi adventure in the sky. During this Conservatory actors will work with the playwright to help shape a meaningful play for YTN (and theatres like ours), by giving their perspective and input. At the end of the process, actors will mount a workshop production to be performed for an audience to get their feedback, before the final revision for the fall.  

June

Chaos Theory
Directed by Mike Lion

Never say die! It's the third and final show of the season from our resident phalanx of silly persons. Fight off the June Gloom of the Pacific Northwest with an evening of improv comedy and kick off your Summer with a load of laughs.