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. During the pandemic, the Tik Toks trained and created original work on Zoom, in the park, and more recently in the theater. The Tik Tok’s 2021 Spring Video Project, “Open to Adventure” premiered Sun June 13. Click here to see more and stream the movie!
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 performed their newest original show, “Letters to Strangers” live outdoors on June 4, 5, and 6. Click here for more information.