As The Publick will not be staging an outdoor production in Summer 2009, a concurrent program of the Young Company will not be taking place this season.
However, Orfeo Group, whom will be staging productions at Herter Park this summer, does have upcoming plans for integrated youth programming in conjunction with its production of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).
Please visit Orfeo's Group web site for more information.
About the Young Company Program
The purpose of the Publick Theatre's Young Company is to immerse interested teenagers in the rigors of classical outdoor theatre performance.
The program is intended to integrate young aspiring actors into a working professional company to allow them to experience first-hand what it takes to be a professional actor.
A goal-oriented arts program with an active urban outreach policy intended to make the next generation of Greater Boston actors more demographically representative of the region.
The Young Company's strategy is to create linkage with existing performing arts groups in the Boston Schools and neighborhoods, thereby providing a next step for the most promising young actors and performing arts technicians. By building on, rather than duplicating, the work of existing programs, The Publick Theatre can bridge the gap between school and community programs and performing arts organizations, as well as furthering its own artistic goals. As such, it can foster a sense of professionalism and career possibilities for youngsters who otherwise may lack such role models, while simultaneously developing a diverse and well-trained community of theatre artists for tomorrow.