Native Youth Theatre
Native Youth Theatre (NYT) specializes in theatre classes for young people like your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and friends!
Our exciting, supportive and FREE acting courses are geared especially for young Aboriginal actors (ages 9 to 18) and are designed to foster imagination, creativity, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Here is more information on our Fall, 2018 courses.
Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 PM • Studio 3
Grow your own characters through games of drama and improvisation. A typical class will include physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, and improvisational acting. Explore your individuality and enjoy working with a team as you act out your own stories with people who love to act as much as you! Designed for youth between the ages of 9-11.
Tuesdays, 5:00–7:30 PM • Studio 4
Harness all that is special in you and create a whole new version of yourself by using your mind and body in this immersive beginner’s guide to acting. You’ll be introduced to all the tools an actor needs from their own body, breath and movement – including the skills and experience to harness that energy through improvisation. This workshop will prepare you to grow and explore as you work towards presenting the fruits of your study before an audience at our yearly performance. Designed for youth between ages 12 and 14.
Wednesday, 5–7:30 PM • Studio 1
An exciting class designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of musical theatre performance. Students will explore vocal skills, musical theory, and movement, while preparing a yearly performance to share with an audience! Designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 16.
Thursday, 6–8PM • Studio 2
This class will prepare you for real-world auditioning! You will practice monologues and scenes from a variety of plays and genres, working on both vocal and physical energy, making yourself stronger and more equipped for auditioning. Be prepared to perform a final piece that you can also use in auditions, to be performed in front an audience. If you have monologues selected and prepared please bring them the first day of class. Designed for youth between the ages of 14 and 18.
Our top level class spans over a 20+ week period, and an audition is required for this level of class. Our classically trained Oijbwe instructor, Waawaate Fobister will work closely with you to create a masterpiece at the year’s end that encapsulates the skills learned from our program and draws from any previous drama experiences. Designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 18. Please email for more information.
Friday, 7:30–9:30PM • Studio 3
Aimed at students who feel comfortable as actors and want to experience the high level of collaboration that filmmaking requires. After learning the basics, students will work together in groups to write, plan, shoot, participate as actors and edit short films with the support of experienced instructors. Designed for youth between the ages of 14 and 18.