Young Chautauqua at Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park
Reno, NV
Saturday, June 9, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Great Basin Young Chautauqua was founded by Nevada Humanities in 1993. GBYC is an intense program of scholarship, research, rehearsing, and performing. Young Chautauquans commit to developing a theatrical character in late January and spend more than six months reading biographies, learning stories, and rehearsing their character with other Young Chautauquans and workshop leaders at bimonthly meetings. In May and June, their characters are ready and Young Chautauquans perform throughout the Truckee Meadows area, gaining valuable performance experience. They each create a costume and polish flexible 5, 10, and 15- minute monologues that they present to community groups, schools, libraries, and service organizations. Six months of research and practice are shared with the public in a series of celebratory performances.

 

Participation in the Young Chautauqua program is free and open to all youth ages 8 – 18. Underwriting for the program is provided by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, individual donors, parent and community volunteers, and many other community partners.