Youth Theater


Purple Door Youth Theater Students (grades 2-12) are led by our staff of theater artists to produce a full scale production of a quality script. Students receive training and hands-on experiences in acting, technical and administrative theater.  Students grades 4-12 may choose a technical theater track.  In addition to mounting the show, PDYT emphasizes building character off stage with skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and citizenship. Project Purple Door is an extension of PDYT and focuses on ensemble-based storytelling, building productions through imaginative theatricality and minimal stagecraft.  PDYT and PPD generally meet weekdays after school and culminate with weekend performances at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater.

Young People’s Theater Workshop Students (entering grades 3-12) are led by our staff of theater artists in creating an original production. Each 3-week summer session includes mornings filled with creative drama and dance classes. In the afternoon, participants work with their own age group to take part in writing, rehearsing and performing an original script based on a pre-determined theme. YPTW culminates with performances on the last days of each session. 

Northfield Arts Guild educational theater programming helps participants develop these awesome skills:
problem solving * analyzing * creative thinking * discipline * planning * organizing * empathy * self-confidence * communication * listening * reading * insight * compassion * pride in accomplishments.

2017-18 Education programs sponsored by: