The San Juan Community Youth Theatre program’s mission is to nurture the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities, and extraordinary theatre experiences.
Theatre Arts for Kids
*WORKSHOPS and CLASSES FOR YOUTH
During the year, both SJCT staff and island theatre arts leaders host afterschool or summer workshops that may include such themes as beginning acting, movement on stage and behind the scenes technical skills.
*SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
A three-week day camp for experienced actors ages 7 to 18, culminating in public musical theatre performances in the Whittier. Students are required to audition before they are able to register.
*SJCT FAMILY THEATRE
Under the direction of Penelope Haskew, elemenatary school students (K-6) and their parents present a fully staged musical in the Whittier each Fall. Older siblings and relatives are encouraged to get involved on tech crew too!
SJCT works with the San Juan Island School District and Spring Street International School on thier annual productions presented in the Whittier and Gubelman Theatres. Recent productions have been The Wolves, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Stepsisters. SJCT also offers high school students the opportunity to work with Production Staff as an intern through the school year and to get credit as part of Friday Harbor High School's Work Experience program.