Great Basin Young Chautauqua

Sparks Library
Sparks, NV
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 4-5 pm

Nevada Historical Society
1650 N Virginia St, Reno
 
Friday, May 3, 6-7 pm
Swill Coffee & Wine
3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno
 
Sunday, May 5, 1-3 pm
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Ave, Reno
 
Friday, May 10, 6-7 pm
Swill Coffee & Wine
3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno
 
Saturday, May 11, 2-4 pm
Nevada Historical Society
1650 N Virginia St, Reno
 
Sunday, May 12, 1-3 pm
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Ave, Reno
 
Friday, May 17, 6-7 pm
Swill Coffee & Wine
3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno
 
Sunday, May 19, 1-3 pm
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Ave, Reno
 
Tuesday, May 21, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sparks Library
1125 12th St, Sparks
 
Thursday, May 23, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sierra View Library
4001 S Virginia St, Reno
 
Friday, May 31, 6-9 pm
Restless Artists’ Theatre
295 20th St, Sparks
 
Saturday, June 1, 6-9 pm 
Restless Artists’ Theatre
295 20th St, Sparks
 
Wednesday, July 3, 9:30-10:30 am
McKinley Arts & Culture Center
925 Riverside Dr, Reno 
 
Saturday, July 13, 11 am–12 pm
Sparks Heritage Museum
814 Victorian Ave, Sparks
 
A new year of Great Basin Young Chautauqua (GBYC) has begun, and we are excited to share with you our plans for 2019. Our goal is to provide our Great Basin Young Chautauquans with a dynamic, inspiring, and educational season, in an atmosphere that is both fun and supportive. This year we brought in a variety of award-winning Chautauquans, theatre professionals, and lecturers who helped teach and mentor our Young Chautauquans as they prepared and perform their monologues this spring. GBYC favorites Frank X. Mullen, Juanita Westbrook, and Doug Mishler, as well as local theater experts, will lead our workshops. Young Chautauquans are giving public performances throughout May, with a larger GBYC Showcase May 31 - June 1, 2019. To learn more about this program, call Nevada Humanities at 775-784-6587 or email yc@nevadahumanities.org.
 


History
Founded by Nevada Humanities in 1993, Great Basin Young Chautauqua (GBYC) is a nationally recognized and award-winning youth program in which young scholars research and portray historical figures. Through monologues and question-and-answer sessions, young scholars – in and out of character – engage their audience in lively discussions and provide insight into historical study. The GBYC program is a valuable way to increase a young person's understanding of, and engagement with, the humanities. In 2002, Nevada Humanities received a Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities for inventing and developing Young Chautauqua. Nevada Humanities celebrated the 20th anniversary of the GBYC program in 2012. The program continues to inspire and educate children in Nevada and beyond.


 

Underwriting for the program is provided by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, individual donors, parent and community volunteers, and many other community partners. To contribute to the perpetual health and vitality of this program consider making a gift to Nevada Humanities by visiting our donor page. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.