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WVU Youth Theatre Acadamy

WVU Youth Theatre Academy 2018-2019


Though our name has changed, our mission has not!  We continue to serve the community by providing your kids with the opportunity to perform in high quality theatrical productions while developing professional skills in all areas of theatre production and performance!  

Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment, in which the kids are able to express themselves freely while simultaneously developing the discipline necessary to become professional artists in their own right.  Through auditions, rehearsals and performances, the students will understand the many aspects that go into the development of a play.


T his year, we are thrilled to yet again present a double bill of MARY POPPINS JR. for the Young Academy, and Sophocles’ ANTIGONE for the Teen Academy.  This ancient Greek classic will allow the older kids to delve into issues of ethics, morality and political activism while working with heightened language and complex characterizations. Kids of all ages who prefer to work on the musical, can continue honing their singing, dancing, abilities instead.

I look forward to welcoming back some familiar faces including Adam Messenger!  A local professional performer, teacher, and WVU alum, Adam is no stranger to the academy. His dedication to the program over the years culminated with his excellent direction of DOROTHY IN WONDERLAND in 2015 and his work as Associate Producing  Director in 2018.  We are very happy to have him join our team once again, and look forward to 
bringing his expertise and professionalism to the program!


Irene Alby

Director,  WVU Youth Theatre Acadamy

WVU Teaching Assistant Professor