Westport, NY – Theatres throughout the Adirondack North Country are collaborating to promote youth theatre educational opportunities and live theatre programming for the 2021 summer season.

In an effort to provide interested youth with a full menu of this summer’s theatre education options, area theatre producers have curated a current list of programs for youth, and they will continue to update events as new details evolve.

Current programs include:

  • Adirondack Regional Theatre: FROZEN JR. – July 8-11
  • Book & Blanket Players Youth Musical-In-A-Week: Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE an original musical – July 11-18
  • Artistry Community Theatre: PROOF (with student roles) July 14-18 and INTO THE WOODS (with student roles) July 23-31
  • Depot Theatre Academy Summer 2021: In-person theatre education program culminating in a production of INTO THE WOODS, JR – August 9-22

This information has been compiled by a new collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Depot Theatre Academy and their Board of Trustees’ Education and Outreach Committee.

“We’re pleased to participate in promoting our regional partners’ youth programs collectively, to assist parents and students as they organize their summer calendars,” said Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre executive director. “And although we’re still in the planning stages for our main stage season, it benefits us, and our patrons, to work together as we navigate a new, challenging theatre production landscape.”

Although in some cases, plans for summer 2021 live productions are not yet finalized, the group is committed to sharing resources and information as the region emerges from the pandemic lockdown.

Collaborating organizations include the Adirondack Regional Theatre in Plattsburgh, Artistry Community Theatre in Willsboro, Adirondack Stage Rats based in Saranac Lake, Book & Blanket Players in Keene, Depot Theatre in Westport, Essex Theatre Company, and Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.

Regional youth program details can be found online at www.DepotTheatre.org.