We are excited to present this summer education programming, but it is dependent on arriving at a moment where gatherings of various sizes are deemed safe by the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health and you. Classes taking place are also dependent on enrollment – so please register! If for any reason classes cannot take place as scheduled, we will work with you to offer an online option, reschedule the program or refund you in full. 


Join us online at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31 to find out how Young People’s Theater Workshop session II interpreted the theme “Branching Out.” The performance will be a series of original, prerecorded plays from the virtual pioneers of YPTW session II. Each new play will become available to view on YouTube at 2:15 p.m. (Orange Group) and 2:45 p.m. (Teal Group) after a welcome from at 2 p.m. – like a live production! Check back here, on Facebook page or YouTube channel Friday to enjoy the show!


Young People’s Theater Workshop (often referred to as YPTW) is in its 30th year of educational theater programming. YPTW offers experiences in creative drama and performance. Starting with a given theme, each age group works with a director to create, rehearse and perform an original script. These unique scripts meld together for a fun and exceptional show. Most mornings, students also attend theater arts and dance classes. Past Young People’s Theater Workshops have included such themes as Making Waves, Something Wicked this Way Comes, Passages and Break Down the Wall(s). The Young People’s Theater Workshop culminates with performances for the public. YPTW is a tuition based educational theater program.


YPTW is open to students entering grades 3-12. Students are placed in groups up to 14 students according to their age. All students come together for morning and end-of-day meetings.

Who will be working with the students? Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and Beth Breiland manage and lead the program when it’s in-person. YPTW staff includes theater artists, classroom teachers and highly-qualified theater majors.


YPTW Session I: 9:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 8-26, 2020
YPTW Session II: 9:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 13-31, 2020*

Performances will be held during the third week of the program. More information on the presentation of these performance will be coming.

*Decisions on a virtual or in-person session II have not been made yet.


Young People’s Theater Workshop session I will be held virtually. Session II is TBA.


  • “It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the staff for their hard work.”
  • “YPTW was awesome, thank you so much!”
  • “Thank you for an amazing program! My son looks forward to it each summer.”


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More educational theater is available with our Purple Door Youth Theater program and youth classes held throughout the year.

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