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It's

2023

and

TYS is

THRIVING!

Our Performing Arts Program

has resumed on-site with elementary school students

working towards their live in-school performances on March 29 - 31, 2023.

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 SAVE THE DATE 

for a brand-new production of

set in 1920's MEXICO

from the imaginings of TYS' Alumni Production Design Team

collaborating from High Schools throughout South Central and East Los Angeles!

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Our determined students

stayed engaged throughout

the pandemic.

Here's what they did...

2022

the Scottish Play

6th + 7th graders from

John Adams Middle School

worked remotely to create a  SPECTACULAR ZOOMIE

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8th  - 12th graders from

three different schools

teamed to produce an

IMPRESSIVE FILM

 2021 in COVID Fairyland !

Snap Magic Costumes

Mustardseed as designed by Eliceo, virtually "worn" by Shirley

thanks to technology provided by SnapChat OLCs

Phil Walton + Frank Shi

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Heart

The Young Shakespeareans of John Adams Middle School

in"A Midsummer Night's Dream" like never before…

  

Performed on a Unified Virtual Stage with

Scenics, Sound, & Animated Costumes

created by Students! 

 

  2020 !

Eerily similar to the plague during Shakespeare's time,

the pandemic closed our schools mid-season.

Our students were devastated and many tears were shed. 

To model a creative way to deal with difficult circumstances,

we met online with added instruction in

performing for the camera, and DIY lighting and costuming.

The Young Shakespeareans of John Adams Middle School 

persevered with determination to close their 2020 season with

a beautiful online performance of

"ROMEO + JULIET".

you
gotta' watch

this!

The Young

Shakespeareans of 

Nevin Avenue

Elementary School ready to rumble &

COMBAT COVID!

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Make easy-peasy Costumes at Home

make a renaissance beret
make an elizabethan ruff
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THE BUZZ

"I've been participating in TYS for 3 years now.  It's had an influence on all aspects of my life.

I used to be a very shy, soft spoken person, who really didn't participate. Now when I start talking, people have a hard time quieting me down - theatre was a major confidence boost in my self esteem.

The whole experience has made me a more comfortable public speaker, and I am capable of having a mature conversation with adults. For instance, I've performed at a few benefits and represented TYS to outside organizations. I’ve also shot documentary footage interviewing younger students, and convinced my principal at John Adams Middle School to bring in TYS.

The Young Shakespeareans has helped me recognize my potential for success and as we say,  

'If I can do Shakespeare I can do anything!' ”

Emily, 7th grade

a message from our Founder

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