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.

Further details on the season and audition information will be out in August. Stay tuned!


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.


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.

A Pink Llama Drama Fairytale
Written by Kate Swenson
Directed by Cory Southwell
Pairing with Rescued, our first-through-fifth-grade actors will perform a short play for younger audiences and actors that shares the theme of Rescued. Pink Llama Drama plays are always full of humor, strong characters, and unique twists on old tales. Both productions will be on the same set, but performed in rep to offer a full range of experiences for our audience.


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.


Radio Drama Extravaganza
Directed by Mike Lion
In its sixth year, YTN will once again present radio plays—one an old time classic and one modern piece—brought to you live, and via audio streaming for your listening enjoyment. Radio Dramas will be perfomed with live sound effects and will be recorded in a professional studio. Exact programming will be determined by August, so stay tuned!


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.


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.


Workshop Conservatory
Script and director TBD

Following last season’s format, we will once again develop a new play to be fully mounted in the fall of 2021. 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 for audiences to get their feedback before a final revision next Fall.


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.

Find up-to-date summer information under Parent Resources.