Youth Theatre at the U
Agenda/Topics to Be Covered
Youth Theatre at the U vision
Youth Theatre at the U (YTU)
Communicate teaches young people to
communicate, collaborate, create
and celebrate by
Collaborate experiencing, hands on, the theatre
arts. In the classroom and in
rehearsal, students learn valuable
Create principles, techniques, and skills
that help them grow as people, and
as artists. Through discipline-based
Celebrate dramatic discovery, students learn
to express their
ideas, emotions, opinions, fears, ne
eds and desires, both on and off the
Youth Theatre at the U's showcase productions are a
product of work done in the classroom. They grow from an
environment of learning and enrichment for the whole
child. Young people are often involved in the entire
creative process and development of productions.
This year’s theme is REACT.
React to your surroundings
React to what’s happening in your
community, your world
As you plan and refine your courses, think about how students
can connect and share their work with the community.
Is there an art exhibit that can inspire or extend your work?
Is there a senior center we can invite or travel to to share with?
Is there a professional in the community that can illuminate a topic for
Important Contact Information:
Youth Theatre Main Office,
Penelope Caywood, Artistic Director
Penny’s Cell 801-599-2084
Linton Dean, Office Manager
Youth Theatre has a unique relationship with
the University of Utah. As an entity of the
Department of Theatre, the organization's
staff is comprised of University
faculty, staff, and students, complimented by
a mix of professional guest artists from the
Salt Lake community and the national young
people's theatre community.
PT Morning Electives
Acting for Film & TV, ages: 8- Musical Theatre Dance, ages:
10, Instructor(s):Nick Dunn and Connor ALL, Instructor(s): Amy Oakeson and Linton
Actor's Studio, ages: 10-13, Instructor(s): Musical Theatre Ensemble ages: 8-
Darin Hathaway and Jamie Wilcox 11, Instructor(s):ErinFair
All That Jazz, ages: ALL, Instructor(s): Erin Poetry Out Loud, ages: 10-13, Instructor(s):
Empey and Steve Knell Anthony Gaskins
Riotous Youth, ages: 8-11, Instructor(s): Stage Combat, ages: 10-13, Instructor(s):
Anna Christiansen Joe Rogan, Steve Jackson, and Jordan
Improv, ages: 10-13, Instructor(s):
ZacZumbrunnen Stage Makeup, ages: 8-11, Instructor(s):
Masks - Lion King Style, ages:
ALL, Instructor(s): Linda & Glenn Brown Stage Tech, ages: ALL Instructor(s):
Stomp the Yard, ages 10-13, Instructor(s)
PT Afternoon Electives
Acting for Film & TV, ages: 10- Poetry in Motion ages: ALL, Instructor(s):
13, Instructor(s): Nick Dunn and Connor Erin Empey and Anthony Gaskins
Political Theatre, ages: 10-
Riotous Youth, ages: 10- 13, Instructor(s): Darin Hathaway
13, Instructor(s): Anna Christiansen
Puppetry and Performance, ages
Improv, ages: 8-11, Instructor(s): ALL, Instructor(s): Glenn and Linda
Mask-Making, ages: ALL, Instructor(s): Stage Combat, ages: 8-11, Instructor(s):
Amy Oakeson and Jennifer Johnson Joe Rogan, Steve Jackson, and Jordan
Musical Stomp, ages 8-11, Instructor(s):
Laura Krummenacher and Cathy Neff Stage Makeup, ages: 10-
13, Instructor(s): Heidi Hackney
Musical Theatre Ensemble, ages: 10-
13, Instructor(s): Linton Dean and Brent Vocal Studio, ages: ALL, Instructor(s):
Fotheringham Erin Fair and Ellie Sargent
There are 165 students enrolled in the Preteen session. Your
classes will be full – between 12-17 students.
We have faculty meetings on Wednesdays after school.
Arrivals and Departures
members must arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.
and may leave no earlier than 3:30 p.m. unless
arranged in advance with the administration.
members are required to attend morning
announcements and participate in warm-ups.
Inthe event of illness, auditions, or other scheduling
issues, staff members must call a member of the
administrative staff to work out substitutes for
classes. Substitutes must be Youth Theatre at the U
WARM – UPS
A Warm-up schedule will be posted in the West Institute.
The purpose of warm-ups are:
1. To create a larger sense of community at Theatre School.
2. To start the day with a more focused feeling -- regardless of
whether the warm up will help get students get in a playful
mood, promote group trust, or encourage spontaneity.
Signing In and Out
sign in at the
beginning of the
day, and out at the
end of the day.
(Students at PTC
and PAB will sign out
with their Company
leaders at the end of
Should a student need to leave early (dentist, doctor’s
appointment, etc.), they must be signed-out at the YTU
main office by a parent/guardian or an authorized
individual. Do not allow students under the age of 16 to
leave your classroom to check themselves out—even if
they have a note. An authorized YTU staff member will
come to your classroom to retrieve the child when an
authorized individual has arrived to pick up the child.
Students over the age of 16 may check themselves out
with a note from a parent or guardian.
Students will be required to wear
nametags for the first two weeks
Theatre School for Youth has an ―open campus‖
policy for lunch. Staff and students may either bring
their own sack lunch or purchase it from one of the
restaurants located within walking distance of the
Staffmembers must sign up for a lunch location in
the morning. Staff members must then go to their
lunch location and remain there throughout the lunch
Studentsmay not be in any of the buildings or
classrooms during lunch without staff supervision.
You may go to any of the following
“on-campus” restaurants for
will be held
on the PTC
Itis required that all staff and students wear
official YTU T-shirts at all times. This
includes lunch. Staff or students not wearing
official T-shirts must ―borrow‖ one. If a staff
member repeatedly refuses to wear a T-
shirt, he/she will be terminated. If a student
repeatedly refuses to wear a T-shirt, they must
be sent to the office, whereupon they will be
Official shirts this year are Purple
with a green logo.
Yes, that’s right.
Purple and Green.
+ Students and teachers can also wear t-shirts
from previous years.
Staff and Students are not
allowed to cut or alter their T-
If you are interested in buying
extra t-shirts then go to our
and visit the YTU SHOP.
(This link will be up in a couple of days)
It is suggested
that girls do
not wear skirts
1. Never leave students
+ 2. Staff and students must always use the
crosswalks to cross the street.
3. Students who are caught jay-walking will
receive a behavior strike.
Pioneer Theatre Company
Students are allowed only in the studios and the
Babcock Lobby unless supervised by a staff
Pioneer Theatre Company is still a workplace during
the summer, so treat their staff members with
respect. Speak quietly in the hallways, and stay out
of the PTC lobby.
Students and staff are permitted to enter only through
the north and south lobby doors.
Please encourage parents to wait for their students
outside on the south patio when picking up their
student at the end of the day.
Do not enter PTC through the
front doors or the stage doors.
+Always enter Pioneer Theatre Company from
South lobby doors and go directly downstairs
+ Students are not allowed to ―hang out‖ in the parking lots behind
7-11 and the University Pharmacy at any time, or to fraternize
with individuals who may own these properties. Always be on
alert for individuals who may pose a threat to our young
people, and encourage students to be aware of their
Please keep your classrooms neat and tidy. Food and drink
(other than water bottles with closable lids) are not permitted
in any classroom.
Teachers are not allowed to administer any medications to
It is recommended that all staff members obtain their First
Aid/CPR certification. In the event of an emergency
situation, never leave the child alone. Send a Teaching
Assistant or student to inform the administration of the
emergency. Do not move the child.
Three Strikes Policy
Youth Theatre at the U implements a ―Three Strikes You’re
Out‖ policy. All students are required to sign a General
Behavior Contract upon their acceptance to Youth Theatre at
If a student violates one of the terms of their contract, it is the
responsibility of the instructor to give the student a private verbal
warning and fill out a Problem Behavior Report. This report must
be given to the Penny or Zach, and will be placed in the student’s
If the student continues to have a problem, the instructor must
bring the student to the office for a conference with Penny. The
student’s parents will be called to be notified about their behavior
problem and to be informed that upon another infraction that their
child will be removed from the program. A parent/teacher
conference may be scheduled at this stage.
Should the problem continue, the instructor and the student will
meet with the Penny, whereupon the student’s parent(s) will be
called and the student will be removed from the program. Fees
will not be refunded.
Behavior that results in the immediate
termination from the program without the
implementation of the ―Three Strikes‖ policy
Possession of alcohol, drugs, or illegal substances,
Possession of weapons (guns, knives, Chinese
Minors possessing cigarettes or students age 18
distributing cigarettes to minors.
Final Company performances will be held at Kingsbury Hall on
July 1 and 2 (Wednesday and Thursday nights – Friday is a
Companies should plan on filling 20 minutes.
Students may make class changes based on
availability through Wednesday, July 17.
Class changes will happen in Penny's office before
school, during morning company class, and after
school only. Penny is in her office from 8:30 am
until 9 am., 9:30 to 10:30 am and from 3:30 pm to
Youwill not get a final roll sheet until the first
Thursday of classes.
You will have a Guest Lecturer/Performer contract and an W-9
to fill out on Orientation day.
Those of you who already work at the U need to fill out the
Guest Lecturer/Performer contract but not the W-9
Everyone will be paid at the end of each session.
The department has a part-time accountant at this time. No
special arrangements will be made regarding when you get
Penny will go shopping 1-2 times a week.
There will be a shopping list in my box for you to fill out when
you need something for your class.
Reimbursements will be handled in my office only. Please
consult with Penny prior to purchasing something yourself. We
may or may not have the petty cash to cover those costs.
All receipts must be turned into Penny’s office.
Company and Elective class budgets are small. $100 for
companies and you need to speak to Penny regarding elective
Preteen and Teen
Monday, June 8th 5:30 – 8:30
5:30 – 6:30
Penny goes over Rules and Regs
6:30 – 8:30
Auditions for Melodrama and Adv.Acting in Room 150
• Zac and Jamie
T-shirts are handed out in rooms 202 and 204
• 4 people needed
Schedules are handed out in main lobby
• 4 people needed
Penny does schedule requests/changes in Office Area.
• Penny and Kelby
June 15 – July 2
July 13 – August 7
August 10 - 21