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Wondering if the Youth Players Program is for you?
*Do you love theatre?
*Are you between the ages of 12 and 17?
*Are you interested in all aspects of theatre…..acting, directing, design, stage management, technical theatre etc.?
If you answered yes to any one of these, then the Youth Players Program Program is perfect for you!
About the Program
Theatre; Just Because (T;JB) is once again proudly producing the 2023-23 program hosted at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts and presented by the Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (FoSECPA). This program gives new and experienced theatre artists the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in a fun and safe environment.
The 2022-23 Youth Players program will provide a broad foundation of the various elements of theatre arts. Students will receive education in acting, directing, design, and technical theatre. This experiential education will culminate in a final production of Dolcevita or The Clown Chorus of the Carnival del Dolcevita Proudly Presents the Sad Tale of the Turbinado Triplets by Briandaniel Oglesby.
About the Play
When our story begins, the Turbinado triplets are already orphans. Zeppelin accident, you know. And now the clownish Chorus spins the sad tales of Amalia-Tamalia, Jayce-Marie, and Nic Turbinado, triplets separated to lead lives so different, it’s like they come from different eras.
A chance meeting at the carnival their parents used to work at starts a tradition of reuniting once a year – which is shattered when the differences between the siblings become too great to handle.
And for many years, the siblings live their own lives. Nic, whose impoverished life is like a roller coaster, grabs his boyfriend and hits the road – which hits back. Amalia, the invisible one, leaves her middle-class upbringing to embrace a life of con-artistry, falling in unrequited love with someone who wants to make history as a bank robber. Meanwhile, non-binary Jayce-Marie lives in the massive family estate that feels like the worst parts of a funhouse, eventually becoming the caretaker for the elderly family matriarch.
|Fee Type||Amount||Registration Deadline|
|Term One||$250.00 (7 weeks)||Friday November 25|
|Term Two||$325.00 (11 weeks + performances)||Friday January 20|
2022-23 Youth Players Program Schedule
Rehearsals will run:
Sundays 2:00pm-5:00pm and Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday November 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesday November 8, 15, 22, 29
Sunday December 4, 11, 18
Tuesday December 6, 13, 20
Tuesday January 10, 17, 24, 31
Sunday January 15, 22, 29
Tuesday February 7, 14, 21
Sunday February 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesday March 7, 14, 21, 28
Sunday March 5, 12, 19, 26
Performance Schedule (Times TBD)
|Thursday||March 30||Tech Rehearsal|
|Friday||March 31||Dress Rehearsal|
About the Instructors
Bailey Yarkie is an educator and theatre artist in Wood Buffalo. She has received nominations for theatre and arts education awards by the ACWB. Bailey has been involved with Theatre; Just Because for 6 years, and currently acts as its Artistic Director. She has appeared as an actor in Theatre; Just Because, Keyano Theatre, and independent productions.
Bailey Yarkie has worked with the T;JB Youth Players program for 4 years as a facilitator on productions including “A High School Horror Story”, “An Evening of Commedia” and “Almost, Maine”. She has taught workshops for adults and youth on improv, ensemble, and collaborative storytelling. She worked as a supervisor at Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek for four years. She holds a degree in education, and works with the FMPSD.
Emma Carter is an interdisciplinary artist living in Wood Buffalo. Her poetry, plays, and prose have been published in The Warren and This Side of West magazines. She has won awards for her writing, acting, and directing. In 2017, she was an Artist in Residence with the RMWB.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and she takes great joy in teaching performing arts through Theatre; Just Because. When she’s not instructing with TJB, she is the Assistant Manager of UpTown! at SECPA.