Riseman Family Theatre, at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet (Chelsea Sq.- a couple doors down from the corner of Broadway & Everett Ave., above Hair Fashion and across from 222 Broadway: Click here for Directions
The Chelsea Youth Theatre is supported in part by a grant from the Paul & Edith Babson Foundation and Benson Riseman.
For more information call: 617/887-2336 or email us at email@example.com
Chelsea Youth Theatre
The Chelsea Youth Theatre had its inception in 1997 as an intensive summer program. The program included classes in acting, voice, movement, and improvisation, a production workshop which focused on designing and building the sets, props, and costumes for their own production, and rehearsals. The program culminated in performances of an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. We also partnered with Shakespeare & Co. and the Chelsea Public Schools to bring educational programming into Chelsea's schools, beginning with a production of MacBeth.
With our move to the Chelsea Theatre Works we have expanded opportunities for youth to apprentice and intern with Apollinaire Theatre Company, working with professional directors, stage managers, and designers, or participating in productions as actors. The components are designed to give young people the opportunity to relate to the program on various levels: participants can be involved on a short term basis, and for those who choose to be involved on an on-going basis there are increasing opportunities as they progress.
It has long been our goal to create a dedicated youth arts space with a black-box theater within the Chelsea Theatre Works, so that we can expand the CTY to a year-round program. Construction has begun on a storefront space in our building, and that goal is now nearing fruition, with a planned completion date of mid 2016.