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WELCOME TO THE

Gloucester Stage Youth Company

Our Mission

Gloucester Stage Company is proud to offer professional training workshops and performance opportunities designed to provide quality, innovative theatre experiences to children and teens, helping them to discover their voice and identity and nurturing their creative and intellectual growth through the development of skills they can use onstage and in their daily lives.

Location: 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA  Telephone: (978) 281-4433

Email: katie@gloucesterstage.com

WELCOME

Welcome! It is my pleasure to introduce Gloucester Stage Company’s new professional training workshops and performance opportunities designed to provide quality, innovative theatre experiences to children and teens. Our programs support young artists at all points in their development, encouraging them to discover their voice and identity and nurturing their creative and intellectual growth. At Gloucester Stage we are honored to train and inspire the next generation of actors, designers and theatregoers. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in class and onstage this fall!

– Education Director, Katie Oberlander

About Our

Education Director

Katie Oberlander has a bachelor’s degree in voice performance from Eastman School of Music and a master’s in arts administration from American University. An experienced drama and music teacher, Katie has worked at Norwood School in Bethesda, MD, The Peabody Essex Museum, North Shore YMCA Theatre Company, Brookline Public Schools, Marblehead Community Charter Public School and Miles River Middle School. She is currently Director of Performing Arts at Harborlight Montessori. Katie has directed and authored numerous plays and musicals for professional theatres, including Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland, Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine and Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where she served as Director of Youth Theatre. She is the author of Applause for Plautus, Kitchen Catastrophes and Mastermime, all published by Eldridge Publishing and performed in schools and theatres around the world.

Our Upcoming Classes and Productions

11

Dec

Free Workshops

Grades 1 – 8

Event Info

December 11
10:00am-11:00 am

December 14
4:00pm-5:00 pm

 

Students will participate in theatre games and explore the upcoming Winter production of James and the Giant Peach. Parents have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program. Please email Education Director Katie Oberlander: Katie@gloucesterstage.com

 

3

Jan

James and the Giant Peach 

Grades 1 – 8

Rehearsals January 3 – February 5

Open to actors in grades 1-8, Gloucester Stage Youth Company’s musical theatre production of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s tale will rehearse over 6 weeks. Students learn theatre vocabulary and gain acting, singing and dancing skills while preparing for the performance. Actors rehearse 1-3 times per week depending on their role. Casting will take place by auditions held in the first week of rehearsals.

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7-18

March

Theater Intensive Weeks

Grades 4-8

Event Info

March 7-11 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, March 14-17 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Performances: Weekend of March 18

This two-week collaboration between Gloucester Stage Company and Harborlight Montessori provides an intensive experience in theatre production, on stage and backstage, for students in grades 4-8. In addition to acting, students participate in all aspects of theatre, including box office management, lighting and set design, costumes and props. Students will participate in a full-scale original production as the culmination of their experience. Click here to LEARN MORE!