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Articles About YSKP

  • YSKP’s focus on feisty Alice

    A troupe of young actors recently rehearsed for this year’s YSKP summer production “Alice, Although.” The musical chronicles the life of socialite and influential political force Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt. This year marks YSKP’s 22nd production, all of which have featured original stories and music. Front row, left to right, is Zoe Hamilton, Oskar Dennis, Kian Barker (standing), Miles Gilchrist. Next row is Ben McKee, Sophia Lawson, Violet Babb, Carina Basora, Luka Sage-Frabotta. Third row is Greer Faust and Lily Rainey. On the back platform is Izzana Speck-Almanzar and Zan Holtgrave. On the right platform is Camryn Strolger, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Hannah Hall. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On a hot summer day last week, the Antioch Amphitheater was filled with kids singing and dancing in the midday sun. If someone missed their cue, the actors went back to their starting places and began the musical number anew. The temperature was in the upper 80s, and the day’s rehearsal was just getting started.

  • YSKP’s 2016 summer season debuts ’Alice, Although’

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    YSKP’s 22nd summer musical begins Thursday, June 23 with the debut performance of “Alice, Although,” which tells the story of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt and rule-breaking Washington VIP.

  • YSKP’s animals to save the farm

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse’s summer play, “The Farm,” blends a recounting of the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction with George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Playing some of the human, animal and spirit characters in the show are, from left, Chloe Thompson, Reese Elam, Sophie Lawson, Carina Basora, Violet Babb, Malaya Booth, Ben McKee, Zan Holtgrave, Daphne Trillana and Camila Dallas-Gonzalez. (Submitted photo by Tod Tyslan)

    YSKP’s 21st original musical, “The Farm,” is inspired by the events of the Whitehall Farm auction and George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” The play asks the question — can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers?

  • Whitehall Farm inspires fun, play

    Local kids, from left Rebecca, William and Josie DeWine and Dane Beal hung out with the cows of Whitehall Farm, a 940-acre property just north of the village that was saved from development in 1999. The Tecumseh Land Trust, which played a major role in preserving the land, will host a Family Fun Day at Whitehall on Sunday, May 10, with games, food, historical tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. (Submitted photo by Ara Beal)

    After more than two centuries, the historic Whitehall Farm has many stories to tell. But it’s the story about how a small town raised more than one million dollars in six weeks to purchase and preserve the farm in 1999 that continues to inspire both villagers and a local land trust whose early work was defined by it.

  • Foundry Theater hard stage to share

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    Since Foundry Theater reopened last summer after its first renovation since the 1980s, the black box at Antioch College has been busy.

  • YSKP leadership changes

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse alumna Ara Beal, left, will take the helm of the nonprofit children’s theater company from founder John Fleming after this summer’s production. “Superhuman Happiness,” written and directed by Fleming, runs Thursday–Sunday, July 10–13, and July 17–20, at the Antioch Amphitheatre, 920 Corry St. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Fleming started the company in 1995 and has led in the roles of executive director and artistic director. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    As this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse original musical, “Superhuman Happiness” explores the gods and goddesses of ancient myth, a titan of local children’s theater, YSKP artistic director John Fleming, makes his dramatic exit from the nonprofit youth theater company he founded in 1995.

  • ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Everything changes, nothing perishes.

    So writes Roman poet Ovid in his magnum opus “Metamorphoses,” from which the new Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse original musical “Superhuman Happiness” is adapted.

  • ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse explores the theme of transformation in its new original music, “Superhuman Happiness,” an adaptation of Roman poet Ovid’s magnum opus “Metamorphoses.”

  • YSKP hosts local Cajun ‘Carnival’

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    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will throw its second annual Mardi Gras “FUNdraiser” on Saturday, March 1, featuring live music, dancing, creole food, beads and more.

  • “GODZILLA!” with a comic twist

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    Corrie Van Ausdal’s “GODZILLA!,” an original musical parody starring five local teens, opens Saturday.

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