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Flynn Youth Theater Co.

Flynn Youth Theater Co.

  • Placement session for new students: January 13 at 9:00 AM

    All-Stars, grades 5-8 • Tuesdays, January 30-May 1 • 3:30-5:15 pm • Instructor: Amy Riley

    Juniors, grades 2-6 • Thursdays, February 1-May 3 • 3:45-5:15 pm • Instructor: Amy Riley

    Sprouts, PreK-grade 2 • Wednesdays, January 31-May 23 • 3:45-5 pm • Instructor: Emily Benway

    $225/12 weeks

  • Hoehl Studio Lab 3rd floor of FlynnSpace Map It

  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To request a scholarship or payment plan, please email the FlynnArts Manager or call 802-652-4537.

    FlynnArts follows BSD vacations. No classes February 25-March 3 or April 22-28.

    The FlynnArts Community Showcase in FlynnSpace will be May 26! Free and open to the public.

  • Limit: 16

The Flynn Youth Theater Companies celebrate the talents of theater-loving young people from around the state. Working weekly toward a performance in FlynnSpace, companies rehearse a selected play to be presented to an audience of family and friends at semester’s end.

Placement sessions for grades 2-8 are January 13. Note that students may be placed as follows: grade 2 in Sprouts or Juniors; grades 3-4 in Juniors only; grades 5-6 in Juniors or All-Stars; and grades 7-8 in All-Stars only. There is no preparation necessary for the class placement sessions: they are fun and low-stress, full of laughter and theater games. Performance date is May 26 in FlynnSpace.

Placement sessions times on January 13 are at 9:00 AM.

FlynnArts Faculty

EMILY BENWAY is a new teaching artist this year at the Flynn. She graduated from Saint Michael's College in 2008 with majors in Theater and Psychology. During her time in undergrad, she spent two summers working as an intern with Saint Michael's Playhouse - first as an administrative intern and then as a technical theater intern. After graduating, Emily went on to complete some graduate work towards a Master's in Theater Education. Emily has been working with children of all ages for the part 9 years with the bulk of her experience working in Early Childhood Education. She currently works as an Early Care Advocate for Champlain Valley Head Start based in the Burlington area. Recently, Emily has acted in shows with Vermont Stage Company and Essex Community Players. Her favorite jobs in theater are teaching and directing. She is excited to pass along her love of theater to more children.

AMY RILEY (Juniors & All-Stars) is a performer, director and educator who studied and performed improv in Chicago and NYC at The Second City Conservatory, Improv Olympic, and Upright Citizens Brigade. In Vermont, she has been a performer with the Vermont Young Playwrights and the Shelburne Players. She has been an educator for many after-school drama programs at CVUHS and the Shelburne and Hinesburg Community Schools. Amy is an educator and director for the Flynn Youth Theater Company including Show Choir and the Summers Musicals. Amy has her BA in Theater Arts.

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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