What is Summer YPI?
HartBeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute (YPI) is a 5-week professional paid internship in acting, playwriting, theater design or stage management for young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 years old.In this YPI session, a group of 12 young people will create and perform their own one-act play.
On Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 6:30pm, and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm, HartBeat Ensemble will present STAND UP, a new play written and performed by participants of HartBeat’s Youth Play Institute (YPI). The play will be presented at the HartBeat Ensemble Studio, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT. Admission is FREE. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Call 860-548-9144 for reservations.
One day I was called in to the nurses office at Hartford High. One of the practitioners named Ruth asked me, “Jonathan, what are your plans after you graduate?” My response was “Ruth, I want to be become an actor.” Then she pulled out a small flier from her cabinet for HartBeat’s Youth Play Institute.