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 Youth Programs

YOUTHEATRE is a program in which students are able to learn about theatre productions by presenting one act plays.  Third through ninth graders act in productions while seasoned high school students function as directors.  Adult staff provides needed support.

Youtheatre 2021  

Due to COVID-19, YOUTHEATRE will look a little different for 2021 including being held outdoors, participants wearing masks and social distancing, COVID-19 screenings and temperature checks, and dividing the group by plays and keeping the groups separate. Registration is limited to 40 participants in each group and is first come first serve. Youtheatre runs April 17 – June 19, 2021.

Cost: $35.00


Registration closed for 2021.

Youth Program Volunteers and Student Directors

Please complete the following steps to be able to volunteer at Youtheatre:

  1. Complete volunteer application by clicking here
  2. Complete DHHS Central Registry Clearance (Over the age of 18)
    1. Complete the form and check the box “I am completing this for myself”.
    2. Add a copy of your drivers license.
    3. Take completed form to Department of Health and Human Services and provide the Players office with a copy of the returned Clearance Form.
    4. Once you receive your results, please leave in the mail slot at Bay City Players. Bay City Players admin will notify Youtheatre leadership that you are eligible to volunteer and they will be in contact for scheduling.
  3. Please review the Code-of-Conduct-Form-for-Volunteers-Working-with-Children-1, sign, and submit in mail slot at Bay City Players.
  4. Youtheatre Student Directors- Please have a parent or legal guardian complete the Registration Form.

Stages of Discovery is a group of youth actors, adult directors and parents committed to developing theatre skills. In July and August, Bay City Players Stages of Discovery will hold a series of workshops designed to develop performance and technical skills.  Acting, movement, creative thinking & problem solving, awareness of the world around us, and theatre technology will be explored.  Activities led by skilled & experienced theatre personnel.

2021 Stages Summer Workshop

Stages workshops for 2021 will be different from the past several years, a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic. To keep everyone safe and comply with health guidelines, workshops will be scheduled individually and registration will be ala carte rather than a three week block. There will be no final production but there will be a showing of the students’ work and monologue performances. Workshops are scheduled July 19-22, July 26-29, and August 2-6.

Sessions will be held at Bay City Players (air-conditioned) theatre from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Monologue prep and performances are Friday, August 6.  All participants will be required to complete daily COVID-19 screening, wear face coverings, and practice social distancing. COVID-19 guidelines will be provided closer to the program and reflect current recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Each workshop will have specific ages of eligibility. Workshops are $10 each or $80 for eight or more workshops. Workshops have limited capacity and are first-come, first-serve. Please register for workshops by calling Bay City Players at 989.893.5555. If we are unavailable, please leave a message with contact info and best time to reach you. You can also register in-person during Box Office hours (Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM). Payment is due upon registration.

DATES: July 19-22, July 26-29, and August 2-6

Performance Dates: None this year

2021 Stages of Discovery Parent Letter and Registration PacketStages 2021 Registration Packet

Workshop DescriptionsStages Workshop Descriptions

Registration deadline: July 8, 2021 or when class limits are reached.

Students will, in some cases, be expected to purchase supplies for the workshops. The workshop schedule is available below.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so that the workshops can begin on time.  Check in for the workshops will be in the Bay City Players lobby.

Students who have completed second through twelfth grades are eligible to register.

Stages of Discovery is partially funded by the Bay Area Community Foundation Advisory Endowment Fund.

Check this page frequently for other upcoming Stages of Discovery programs and opportunities.

Please direct questions to the Bay City Players Administrative Office.