Echo Theater Company has provided pre-professional training and performance opportunities in aerial arts, acrobatics, and ensemble physical theater to youth for over 20 years. We currently support three youth companies:
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The Tik Toks (Echo Theater) are our entry-level youth performance ensemble (ages 9 – 14). Tik Toks build aerial and acrobatic skills, and explore the art of collaborative physical theater. Tik Toks learn to integrate the group’s various skills into a full-scale physical theater production, including costumes, props, script, music, and more. Tik Toks perform at local functions whenever possible and present their own original work in the Echo Theater. The Tik Toks will perform their original new show, Dream On June 3 & 4 at Echo Theater!
The Zig Zags (Echo Theater) are our pre-professional teen performance ensemble (ages 13 – 18). This program is a year-long glimpse into the world of professional ensemble physical theater performance, from physical training to choreography, stage-craft, script-writing, costuming, sound design, and more. Zig Zags perform at local functions throughout the year and present their own original work in the Echo Theater. Zig Zag alumni have gone on to careers in circus arts, dance, theater, micro-biology, international law, and much more! The latest Zig Zag Show, “Della Clementine’s Guide to Getting Lost” delighted and amazed sold-out audiences May 14 – 21 at Echo Theater.
The Brio Youth Training Company (Echo West) is a ten-month developmental program preparing students ages 8 – 18 to pursue the joy and wonder of circus with greater intensity. Brio company members will have the opportunity to work with professional performers and world-class instructors to build skills and explore the limitless world of circus arts. Our overarching goal is to facilitate the progression of circus skills, creativity, and professionalism, at an appropriate level for the development of our students within a program that is engaging, challenging, growth-oriented, and fun. The structure is designed to be clear— with three levels of intensity—yet flexible enough to respond to individuals’ needs. The 2022 – 2023 Brio Training Company will perform their original production, After the End; Together We’ll be Alright at Echo Theater in June 10 & 11!
Auditions for 2023 – 2024 ETC Youth Companies:
Tik Tok & Zig Zag Ensembles, Sun June 25 at Echo Theater 12 – 2 pm ($30)
Brio Training Company, Sat June 24 at Echo West 10 am – 1 pm ($30)
Wondering if a youth company is a good fit for you? Please talk to your Echo instructor or email email@example.com for more information.