Stumptown Stages Young Artist Program








Stumptown Stages’ Young Artist Program will be offering its summer workshop for (up to 50) students aged 8-18 online.


The online program (hosted through the online application Zoom) will be taught by NYC artists: director James Charles and choreographer Christopher George Patterson. Hour long workshops will meet twice weekly and will be separated in age groups (8-9), (10-12), (12-14), and (15-18).


The online program will be patterned after the Villagers Theatre Mini Musicals and Paper-Mill Conservatory. Young artists will explore the many facets of theatre - acting, music, dance and theatre production. Artists will study proper stage etiquette, technique and develop a basic understanding of the theatre as a creative collaboration both on stage and off.  The 4-week program is designed to enhance performance skills, while instilling the technique, discipline and professionalism.


Artists will be asked to learn songs and dance combinations from Stumptown Stages 2020-21 Musical Season - including numbers from "Pippin," and "Annie."  These pieces will be showcased (via Zoom online platform).


Christopher George Patterson (Choreographer) B-WAY: Charles Bush & Julie Halston: Back On B-way; OFF B-WAY: LaChiusia’s Wild Party; NTL TOURS: My One and Only & Crazy For You. He was Dance Asst. for the B-way company of The Lion King.


James Charles (Director) recently completed a 15 yr AD position at a theater in upstate NY. Credits: National Tour: Les Miserables, Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks.


August 3 – August 26

Online Zoom Rehearsals are Monday & Wednesday

  • Ages (8-9): 9AM - 10AM

  • Ages (10-12): 10:30AM - 11:30AM

  • Ages (12-14): 12:00PM - 1PM

  • Ages (15-18): 1:30PM - 2:30PM




     •  Friday, August 26th

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