We are the new old kid on the block. Youth Theatre Academy (YTA) is the new community educational programing project from the Santa Clarita Shakespeare.
As the Santa Clarita Shakespeare, we have been a trusted partner in our community, providing free and low cost, professional programing and performances since 2009. In fact, many of SCSF founders go back the the original beginnings of Shakespeare in the Park in our valley, and the first theatre in Downtown Newhall (now the MAIN). We have always been strongly educationally focused company with programs in our local schools. With Youth Theatre Academy we now are sharing our experiences to cultivate and develop a younger generation for the theatre. We will be offering classes and opportunities for the full range of theatre experiences: onstage and behind the scenes, for the enthusiast and the serious performer, for the beginner and the more skilled.
We believe arts education is essential to the healthy development of all students. Students that are involved in theatre have increased reading comprehension, higher SAT scores, lower drop out rates, and greater self-esteem, and increased confidence in public speaking. YTA's curriculum designed by professional educators, with years of professional theatre experiences, provided in a safe, supportive, professional earning environment. We are excited for this new opportunity to reach students in our community. We look forward to our work together.