YPTW Session I: June 8-26, 2020
YPTW Session II: July 13-31, 2020

Registration will open at the end of March. The exact date of registration opening is yet to be announced but will be posted here.

Both sessions run 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be held at the Northfield High School, 1400 Division St. Performances will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday during the third week of the program.

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 live performances for the public on the last three days. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Scholarships are available. 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 onsite. YPTW Staff includes theater artists, classroom teachers and highly-qualified theater majors.


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

Performances will be held 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday during the third week of the program.


Young People’s Theater Workshop 2020 will be held at the Northfield High School. Performances will be held in the NHS auditorium.

Please enter through the south doors of the high school by the auditorium for the program and performances. There are bike racks located outside the door.


  • “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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