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TYS Announces Remote Youth Programs

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Join the Junkyard Band, Learn Playwriting, and Sing Broadway Solos
Posted: January 26, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Topanga Youth Services has announced three exciting new programs for kids:

Junkyard Band with David O.

Junkyard Band (an online band) is back!

Participants ages 10-18 use their voices & musical instruments, including found household objects, to create a new audio/visual arrangement and performance of a well-known song.

Six sessions on Zoom with days/times TBD starting February 22.

Please sign up with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 13th.

David O is a multi-award-winning music-theatre artist, whose work includes musical direction, composing, arranging, performing, and is devoted to furthering the art of music-theatre in today’s world. He has co-created Voices Within, the Oratorio project, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and was the co-director/conceiver & MD of YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT, a celebration for the Actors Fund.

Junkyard Band

"Recipes for Theater" - Playwrighting for a Short Play With Brendan

This online six-week workshop will introduce participants into the basic ingredients for creating a short original play. Using stories, film or play references, kids will learn about Character, Theme, Dialogue, Conflict, and Story. By learning these ingredients, students will “cook up” their own short play (5-10 pages), with an option for a future staging.

For ages 10-18, with teen and pre-teen groups.

Starting February 15th, with times TBD for six sessions on Zoom.

Please sign up with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 6th.

Led by Brendan McCall, a writer, actor, director, choreographer and producer. Teaching credits include Yale School of Drama, the New School for Drama, New York University, the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, the New York Film Academy, Bilkent University (Turkey), Danshögskolan and Ballettakademien (Sweden), and The International Theater Academy Norway. His writing has been published in English, French, Russian, Belarusian, and Norwegian.

Recipes for Theater

Singing Solos From Broadway With Morgan

Get personalized coaching with Morgan in small teen and preteen groups for ages 10-18 with songs from the stage! She will help you find character choices as well as technical singing tips.

On Zoom, class times TBD starting mid-January. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or for more information.

Morgan Weitz has been working with kids in the theatre in many capacities, including coaching on Broadway for many years. Her goal with this as any other instruction, is not merely about performing but about enriching all aspects of people’s lives.

Broadway Songs


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