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The Young Actors Guild is one of the longest running educational children’s performing arts programs in the Capital District.
The purpose of the Young Actors Guild is to encourage a Childs’ self-discovery, incorporating the highest artistic standards into a supportive environment where children can enhance their self-expression, stimulate their imagination and develop strong character.
The program, now entering its 29th year, serves children ages 6-18 from public, independent, and parochial schools all over the capital region, and reaches far more as audience. Classes in acting, singing, movement, and dance are offered in fall, spring, and summer sessions, as well as our one week programs throughout the year during school vacation breaks. Students have the opportunity to perform full-scale professionally staged productions following each session. We have many alums who return to give back and give our students the opportunity once or twice a year to work on stage with them as well.
For 29 years we have offered scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth in the community and have seen many successes with our students going on to be successful not only as performers, but as doctors, lawyers, and many other vocations. We are very proud of our Alumni.
Young Actors Guild is currently accepting registration for our Fall Program. Classes are taught by professional staff and take place on Saturday Mornings from 9:30 – 12:30. Students then have the option to stay for rehearsal in the afternoons and participate in a full scale production at the end of the semester. Because we are an educational program, the students will all be cast once our semester is underway and auditions are held. We do not hold open auditions for our student body productions, so show choices are made based on the students we have registered each semester, their ages and their skill levels.
Our classes follow the NYS Learning Standards for Arts in Education. Our students are learning the craft of theater and many stay for years and years as their skills grow.
We also teach life skills such as commitment and accountability, which is vital in order to be successful in this discipline.
P.O Box 624
Wynantskill NY 12198