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 two youth performance ensembles:
The Tik Toks are our pre-professional youth performance ensemble (ages 9 – 14). Tik Toks build aerial and acrobatic skills, as well as 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 Tok’s 2021 Spring Video Project, “Open to Adventure” can be viewed here. The Tik Toks return to the Echo Theater with their upcoming originial live and in-person perfomance of “The Museum of Natural Mystery”, premiering April 30 & May 1!
The Zig Zags 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 Zig Zags heartfelt response to the pandemic, “Letters to Strangers“, was performed live outdoors to sold out audiences in June 2021.
The latest Zig Zag Show, “Della Clementine’s Guide to Getting Lost”, premiers May 21 & 22, 2022. Get your tickets today!