Portland, May 14th. Seventy people raised their glasses at a special dinner cabaret benefiting the Young People’s Theatre Project. Spotlight Sponsors, Tracey and Mike Clark join program directors, Elaine Kloser and Jeff Hall, alongside Curtain Call Sponsors Brittney Clark and Chris Brooks. The event raised over $10,000 for the popular theater program. The Young People’s Theater Project (YPTP) facilitates productions, classes, and after-school programs at a variety of local public and private schools. The organization’s marquee production is an annual summer musical with a cast of over 100 which is staged at Jesuit High School.
The nonprofit’s annual fundraiser featured performances and testimonials from Project alumni and current students.
This year’s musical will be Once on This Island. Performances are scheduled for July 12th – 15th.
The Young People’s Theatre Project combines entertainment and education for all audiences. Through performances, workshops and residencies with professional theatre artists, young people of all ages explore their creative potential. The Project is a resource to an ever expanding community, from opening nights to opening minds.
The Young People’s Theatre Project is made up of teachers, actors, directors, writers, and technicians who have all benefited from opportunities in educational theatre andwant to share their experience with as many people as possible.
The Young People’s Theatre Project is made up of young people, who have “graduated” through the various Project programs, and are now returning to both gain and share new experiences by working as volunteers or staff members.
The Young People’s Theatre Project is indeed an ever-expanding community of young people of all ages as we expand our work to include participants as young as 6 or 7 and as old as 67.
And when you get involved – whether on stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, or from a distance – The Young People’s Theatre Project is you.