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  • YSKP is no longer just for kids

    Eager to get on with the dance show, from left, Eve Diamond, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond and Eliza Minde-Berman leapt and swooned to instructions from their YS Kids Playhouse teacher Jill Becker, while she and husband Doug -Hinkley waltzed in the background. YSKP will offer various dance classes beginning next week, including new classes for adults. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the height of a YS Kids Playhouse production, when every member of the cast has gathered together at fever pitch to dance and belt out an ardent musical message, there can be a yearning, or even a fleeting sense of jealousy, that kids get to do all the fun stuff. But this fall, adults can have fun too, when YSKP opens up four new dance classes to people of all ages.

  • YSKP invites adults to join the fun

    Local youth, from left, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond, Eliza Minde-Berman and Eve Diamond tried some of the dance movements they learned from YS Kids Playhouse dance teacher Jill Becker, right, with partner Doug Hinkley. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YS Kids Playhouse is widening its scope this fall by opening up some of its youth dance classes to adults who want to boogie too.

  • YS Kids Playhouse ‘Oceans’ moves to the power of dreams

    The YSKP players from Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes) reached for their dreams this week during a rehearsal at the Presbyterian Church. They are, from back left, Annabel Welsch, Nia Stewart, Jonah Trilliana, McKenna Banaszak-Moore, and in front, Lorien Chavez.

    At a YS Kids Playhouse rehearsal last week in the Presbyterian Church, the cast members of the newest show, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), were laughing hysterically as they ran through the passageways of Westminster Hall.

  • All You Need is Love

    Tom Malcolm and Denise Runyoe lead participants in a Sufi dance. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Yellow Springers participated in Sufi dancing before the YSKP show this Saturday.

  • Puppets, Persian poetry, and change

    The cast of YSKP’s latest production, The Conference of the Birds, jumped for joy at dress rehearsal in anticipation of the show’s opening on Thursday, July 8. Pictured are, from left, Lilli Rudolf, Talia Boutis, Jaylen Mitchell, Lenaya Leeds, Lindsey Leist, Greta Kremer, Anna Knippling and Lela Dewey. Obscured are Romy Farrar, Naomi Guth, Benjamin Green, Zeb Reichert and Alex Thorp.

    In its 16th year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to produce innovative youth theater for adults and children alike. Its latest musical, The Conference of Birds, explores themes of transformation and self-realization through a 12th-century desert fable.

  • Recession knocks local nonprofits

    Almost a full year after the national economic seizure, nonprofit organizations in the village are feeling the squeeze in their budgets. The crash affected most markedly the heftily endowed, and it hurt most cruelly the service-oriented groups. While contraction to reduce expenditures is an option, many local nonprofits are choosing to maintain or expand their programs in hopes of riding out a temporary financial slump.

  • YS Kids Playhouse spotlights Bond, parkour movement

    YS Kids Playhouse kicks off its summer programming beginning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with the opening show of A Price to Pay: Before Bond Became 007. Running for two consecutive weeks, Thursday through Sunday, the production, written by YSKP alum Daniel Malarkey, tells the story of the teenage James Bond and how he earned his lucky 007.

  • YSKP, the whole year ’round

    YSKP Education Coordinator Mary Kay Clark recently oversaw New Actors Club participants (left to right) Evelyn Greene, Ursula Kremer, Ana Smith, and Shekinah Williams as they brainstormed possible endings for their collaborative adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

    Even with the loss of its Antioch Theater space last year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to build community through contemporary theater. Displaying its characteristic “the show must go on!” spirit and resourcefulness, the local arts organization has every intention to fulfill its mission of not only providing theater arts and arts education opportunities for Yellow Springs and surrounding communities, but to expand its programming year-round.

  • Nonstop, YSKP seek space

    Village Planning Commission held a lengthy public hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, to consider whether to permit the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute to use the home at 113 East Davis Street for administrative office space.

  • Grown up kids give back at YSKP

    Lilli Rudolph and Joshua Seitz practice with stage makeup.

    The room is filled with shouts and “ooofs!” and the sound of punches making contact. One young girl tries to strangle a boy twice her size while a boy who has just been kicked in the stomach, groans and rolls over onto his side. A girl two feet away aims a powerful punch at another boy’s jaw.

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