Y.E.S. offers four youth productions each year and one full-length Youth Musical each November/ December; performances are on Saturdays and Sundays. Most Y.E.S. shows are selected to support national and local school reading lists. For information about our weekday school shows, send an email to email@example.com.
Y.E.S. named 2008 Outstanding New Children’s Theatre Company!
Awarded by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)
In being selected for this honor, Y.E.S. joins prior winners such as the respected Adventure Stage Chicago and Dallas Children’s Theatre. This prestigious national award honors a theatre company serving young audiences which has been in operation at least two but not more than five years. Criteria include a high level of artistic production, sound management practices, and community engagement. AATE is the leading national organization in the United States for theatre educators, theatre artists, and educators who use drama and/or theatre in the classroom.
In his recommendation of Y.E.S. for the award, Tom Whaley, the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, wrote: “I see it as a win-win in terms of younger students seeing older students and adult actors on stage, reinforcing literacy and allowing students to attend a live theatre performance in a real theatre!”