Session Information

Young People’s Performing Company

2022 Fall Session Information

Frank Baum Munchkins: K-1st Graders

Meet Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30

Fall Session: September 10th –October 23rd 7 weeks Fee: $75

Dress Rehearsal/ Performance Saturday, October 22 nd from 10:00:-12:00PM


Performance Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00PM


Kenneth Grahame Rats: 2nd and 3rd Graders

Meet Friday afternoons from 4:00PM-5:30PM

Fall Session: September 9th – October 30th 8 weeks Fee: $85

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00PM


Performances: Saturday, October 29th at 11:00AM

and Sunday, October 30th at 3:00PM


Lewis Carroll Knights: 4th -5th Grades

Meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM

Fall Session: September 13th – November 6th 8 weeks Fee: $125

Long rehearsal Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00

Dress rehearsal: Friday, Nov. 4th from 4:00PM-7:00PM (includes pizza)


Performances: Saturday, November 5th at 7:00PM

and Sunday, November 6th at 3:00PM


Moliere Comedians: 6th -7th Grades

Meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30PM-6:00PM

Fall Session: September 12th – November 13th 9 weeks Fee: $150

No Class October 31st (Halloween)

Dress rehearsal: Friday, Nov. 11th from 4:30PM-7:30PM (includes pizza)


Performances: Saturday, November 12th at 7:30PM

and Sunday, November 13th at 3:00PM


Thornton Wilder Apprentices: 8th -10th Grades

Meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30PM and Saturdays from 1:00-3:00PM

Fall Session: Saturday, Sep. 10th – December 4th 11 weeks Fee: $175

No Class Tuesday, Nov. 8th (Election Day) or Sat., Nov. 26th (Thanksgiving)

Extra rehearsal::Thursday, December 1st from 6:30PM-8:30PM

Dress rehearsal: Friday, December 2nd from 5:30-9:00PM

(includes pizza)


Performances: Saturday, December 3rdth at 7:00PM and Sunday, December 4th at 3:00PM


Masters Company

The Masters Company is an auditioned company of 10th , 11th and 12th graders who have a serious commitment to theater arts and to YPPC. Tenth graders also need to have had at least one year of acting classes at YPPC, preferably in the Apprentice class. During the school year, the Masters company usually presents 2 full length productions, the December holiday play and a production of student directed one-act plays, usually in the Spring. Rehearsals are usually on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays from 3:30-5:30. There is no fee for membership in the Masters Company, but members are expected to participate in three productions during the school year or two productions and the Summer Music Theater Camp, for which they pay a reduced fee. Masters Company members are expected to be on time for rehearsals, meet line deadlines, help with technical duties for Masters plays and assist with two of the younger groups shows, which usually involves helping backstage during production week and performances.


Those interested in being in the Masters company should contact Jeffryn Stephens by email at jeffryns@gmail.com. Auditions for new members this year will be held by appointment, preferably before September 15th . You will need to prepare two memorized monologues showing emotional or stylistic diversity. Total time of both monologues should not exceed three minutes or be less than two...


Important Masters Company dates:

Fall Play: Dress Rehearsal Nov. 18th from 5:30-9:00;

Performances: Saturday, Nov. 19th at 7:00 and Sunday, Nov. 20th at 3:00

Holiday Play: Dress rehearsal: Thursday, Dec. 15th from 4:00-6:30

Note: Dress rehearsal is on Thursday afternoon this year

Performances: Friday, December 16th at 7:00; Saturday Dec. 17th at 3:00 and 7:30


No Sunday Performance this year


Tentative Spring dates:

Winter/Spring Play: March 11th at 7:00 and March 12th at 3:00

Student Directed Plays: May 20th at 7:00 and and May 21 st at 3:00PM

*Summer Music Theatre Camp: tentatively July 10th-30th

Performances of Musical (TBA): July 28th , 29th and 30th at 7:00

Registration

You can download the registration form online or we will happily mail you a hard copy. A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required for all summer camp classes and subtracted from the total fee. The total fee is due the first day of class unless other arrangements are made with the director. Mail registration forms to:

Young People’s Performing Company

120 Morris Street,

Durham, N.C. 27701

Scholarships

Partial and full scholarships are available, minus the registration fee, based on need, commitment and/or ability. There is also a 20% discount available for siblings, subtracted from the lesser fee.

Young People’s Performing Company admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

Frank Baum Munchkins: K-1st Graders

Fall/Winter Session TBA

Kenneth Grahame Rats: 2nd and 3rd Graders

Fall/Winter Session TBA

Lewis Carroll Knights: 4th-5th Graders

Fall/Winter Session TBA

Moliere Comedians: 6th-7th Graders

Fall/Winter Session TBA

Thornton Wilder Apprentices: 8th-9th Graders

Fall/Winter Session TBA

Masters Company

The Masters Company is an auditioned company of 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have a serious commitment to theater arts and to YPPC. Tenth graders also need to have had at least one year of acting classes at YPPC, preferably in the Apprentice class. There is no fee for membership in the Masters Company, but members are expected to participate in three or more productions during the school year or two productions and the Summer Music Theater Camp, for which they pay a reduced fee. Masters Company members are expected to be on time for rehearsals, meet line deadlines, help with technical duties for Masters plays and assist with one of the younger groups shows, which usually involves helping backstage during production week and performances. They generally rehearse Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 and Saturday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 or 6:00, although this may change depending upon the needs of the production.