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, 5–7:30 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 9 and 11.

Tuesdays, 5–7:30 PM • Studio 3

Building on previous experience, you will develop your dramatic acting skills with physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, improvisation and games. Explore your inner talents and express yourself in a team setting, working collaboratively with colleagues who love to act as much as you do. Learn to express yourself and work collectively towards presenting the fruits of your study before an audience at our yearly performance. Designed for youth between the ages of 12-14.

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.

Friday, 6–8PM • Studio 1

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.

Friday, 7:30–9:30PM • Studio 3

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.

For more information about NYT, please call us at 204.947.0394 or email nyt@mtyp.ca.

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