Yale Children’s Theater


Our Mission:

The mission of Yale's Children's Theater is to share the joy of theater with Yale students and the youth of New Haven—teaching, entertaining, and engaging kids with the dramatic arts.

Our Activities:

Acting, Improv, and Playwriting Workshops
Direct Service
Yale Children's Theater designs and organises free workshops in acting, improv, and playwriting for children. Every semester parents register their children to participate in a weekly workshop led by a YCT board member and two volunteers.

5 Theater weekly Workshops for New Haven area kids
Direct Service
We run five weekly workshops per semester, spanning various age groups: Hands-on (two workshops, K-2), Off-Book (3-5), Curtain Call (6-8), and Playwriting (9-12).

Educational Plays Performed by Yale College Students
Direct Service
Yale Children's Theater puts up two plays every semester for children that are written, directed, and performed by Yale College students.

Special Acting and Performance Workshops
Direct Service
Yale Children's Theater organizes one-off theater workshops at local schools, camps, museums, libraries, etc. Examples of past one-off workshops include a virtual puppet-making workshop and an improv class for an after-school program.

Student Leaders:

Katelyn DeKeersgieter - Coordinator/President

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