Enroll Now for GVT's After-School Drama Program

Enroll Now for GVT's After-School Drama Program

Greenbrier VAlley Theatre's Youth Education Program has announced its 2017 After-School fall classes schedule: GVTots I (Grades K-1) and II (Grades 2-3), GVTweens (Grades 4-5), GVTeens I (Grades 6-8) and II (Grades 9-12) and the year-long Conservatory (Grades 8-12, by audition).

Registration for after-school classes is open now through Sept. 15. You can register for classes by contacting GVT Education Director Courtney Susman via email at courtney@gvtheatre.org or by calling the Education Office at (304) 645-3838 ext. 111. GVTots I and II, GVTweens and GVTeens I and II are for one semester at a time, taking place in the fall and the spring.

For teens who are dedicated to studying the techniques of acting in a more intensive format, GVT offers a year-long conservatory program. Conservatory program admission is based on a competitive audition process.

After-school classes begin Sept. 18 and run through Dec. 20 on the following schedule:

· Monday

o GVTweens 4-5 p.m.

o Conservatory 5:15-7:15 p.m.

· Tuesday

o GVTots I (Grades K-1) 4-5 p.m.

o GVTots II (Grades 2-3) 5:15-6:15 p.m.

· Wednesday

o GVTeens I (Grades 6-8) 4-5 p.m.

o GVTeens II (Grades 9-12) 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Tuition for these classes is $90 ($125 for Conservatory) per semester or $170 ($240 for Conservatory) for both Fall and Spring semesters, if registering for the entire year. Tuition for each additional child in the same family is $75 per semester. Need-based scholarships are available.

For scholarship applications, to register, to schedule an audition or for any other information regarding GVT's Youth Education Program, contact courtney@gvtheatre.org or call the Education Office at (304) 645-3838 ext. 111. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

As the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, GVT is privileged to provide high-quality arts education opportunities to students in the Mountain State to prepare them for whatever path they take in life. With classes for tots, tweens, and teens, GVT's Education Program offers a fun, exciting, and engaging outlet for students aged 5-18 to learn life skills through theatrical experiences. Classes will include exploration of theatre games, creative dramatics, scene study, monologue work, voice, movement, and much more! The goal of the after-school program is to build confidence and provide a healthy sense of self while teaching self-discipline through involvement and performance. The after-school program also strives to provide creative experiences that are fun while promoting responsibility for personal choices.

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