At last! The month we have been preparing for all year is here. This past May and June, actors, directors, interns and the entire of the YATC board have been working hard to make this tenth season the best it can be. We have now reached the busiest time of year for our company, where we spend our time at tech weeks making the finishing touches to each production. While July may be hectic it is also what we look forward to the most. This is when the magic of theatre really comes alive, when we witness the wonderful moment of lights hitting the faces of actors for the first time or even when we preform the tedious yet meditative task of folding programs the day before a show. This is also when we need to update all of you on the logistical details of this coming month!
The first production of YATC's tenth season will be Women and Wallace by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Noah Hazzard & assistant directed by Eliza Jacobson. As some of you may recall, Women and Wallace was the show with which YATC made its debut as a company in 2008. Thus, we thought it only appropriate to revive it for the YATC stage in celebration of ten years of youth theatre. "Women and Wallace is a deeply moving play about growing up, relationships, and love. It follows Wallace, a troubled youth, through his whirlwind childhood and tribulations as a young adult. Wallace’s poetic speech and humorous insight pull on universal heartstrings, begging empathy and understanding even in the darkest moments of the piece. His partners on stage drive forward a compelling narrative and provide glimpses of hope through a shroud of tragic circumstance. Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman when he was just 18 years old, Women and Wallace is an energetic and dark comedic triumph that never fails to provoke, surprise, and quite simply: entertain."
July 7th, 8th, 9th @ 7pm at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater; Tickets $12; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020671
YATC's second production this July will be The Flick by Annie Baker, directed by Ricky Spaulding. "In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world."
July 14th, 15th, 16th @ 7pm at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater; Tickets $12; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3033219
Finally, we will are excited to wrap up our season with DEFINITELY Past Curfew: A Festival of Youth-Written One Acts. This season we chose to take a new spin on our traditional one act festival by expanding on our philosophy of youth putting on theater about youth, by producing the works of young playwrights. DEFINITELY Past Curfew: A Festival of Youth-Written One Acts features the work of many emerging youth artists; The Lord Shall Provide by Genevieve Goodman, directed by Ethan Major & Sophie Hankes; Bears, Booze, and the Band Teacher's Stepdaughter by Connor McKenna, directed by LIla Perlman & Connor McKenna; We'll Grow Oranges In Alaska by Cole Pedigo, directed by Ray McCann; Child's Play by Ricky Spaulding, directed by Sam McHale.
July 21st, 22nd, 23rd @ 7pm at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater; Tickets $15; http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3034579
We could not be more excited for what this July entails and invite you to join us in celebrating ten years of youth theatre!
May Bowie be with you,
The Young Americans' Theatre Company
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