Young People’s Theater Workshop registration is May 18

Published 2:28 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Orange Community Players is gearing up for the annual Young People’s Theater Workshop (YPTW) for this summer.

Registration will be 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Justice of the Peace Dubose-Simonton’s office located at 2524 State Hwy. 87 South in Orange.

YPTW will be held June 17 – July 21 and is $25.

The production, 15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play…and A Play, will be held at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School on July 19-21. 

Rehearsals will be held at The Play Place; 1409 Green Ave. in Orange.

This year’s directors are Melanie Rollins and Alaniz Vasquez, co-director. 

YPTW  is open to ages 8 to 18 and a great opportunity to introduce the youth to the theater or for inspiring actors and actresses.

They will learn the basic of live theater, auditions and putting on a show all culminating in their putting on their own show for the community. 

“OCP has continued to work with these young thespians every year,” Diana Hill said. “It started in the early 80’s and still going strong even without our theater.”  

Orange Community Players continues to work on it’s new location as it’s former home in downtown Orange was destroyed during Hurricane Harvey.

Orange Community Players was originally founded as “Town Theatre” in 1950. Productions were held at Helen Carr Junior High School and Anderson Elementary School.