Youth Company

Acting Out is an educational opportunity for local children from ages eight to fourteen to experience and learn the theatrical arts in a safe environment. We offer a Summer program and a after school program.  

With a curriculum and "Graduation Track" developed by Youth Director Mel Syverson, Acting Out teaches respect, team work, and self expression through theatre games and production rehearsal.  Together the students must complete specific curriculum items and work toward producing a performance at the conclusion of each Quarter.  We offer four six week Quarters throughout the school year beginning in the Fall.  Please call or e-mail the Box Office to find out how you can get your kids involved in this exciting educational program!



Beginning Acting & Advanced Acting begins Sept. 11th – Cost $150

Beginning Acting – Acting is a great way for our students to build their confidence and poise. In this class students will get to play theatre games, learn to be onstage and learn listening skills.  Students will work on small scenes and monologue

Advanced Acting – Students need to audition for this class and it is designed for the student who has a bit more experience on the stage and in front of people. Students will learn to take risks, make character choices and develop relationships with other actors onstage.  More information will be forthcoming about our audition process.

Show Choir – Begins on Sept. 16th, runs 8 weeks – Cost $50 Time 10:30-noon.

The Lewiston Civic Theatre is so excited to present this class. Amy McLean will be teaching for us for the first time.  Ages 3rd to 8th grade. The class will provide students a chance to work together in a musical environment and to perform in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Sign up deadline is September 6, 2017.

Playwriting & Stage Direction- Sept. 11th – Cost $50- Wednesday 6 - 7:30pm

This is a great chance to get to work with Beth Fitzgerald-Atkinson, former English and Drama Teacher at Lewiston High School. This class will run 8 weeks. Beth’s class will teach the students how to write a monologue or scene.  Students will learn how to write dialogue for actors and how to structure scenes through Stage Direction. Sign up deadline is September 6, 2017.

Stage Movement Class – Begins on Sept. 16th – Cost $35

Jef Peterson’s workshop will help students feel more confident and at ease when moving across the stage. We are offering two different classes:  One for our younger actors from 5th Grade to 8th Grade (1-3pm) and our older actors from Grades 9 through Adults. (4-6pm) Sign up deadline is September 11, 2017.


Stage Make-up Workshop Oct. 28th – Cost $35 + $15 for a makeup kit

Leilani Ferrell is teaching a makeup workshop. The makeup class will be geared to those students who want to know the basics of stage makeup and Leilani will help the students achieve their Halloween makeup goals. Sign up deadline is October 23, 2017.

Cost of class is $125 each . Please print registration form, fill out and return to the box office.