Education

Greenbrier Valley Theatre's Youth Education Program operates with a mission to provide ongoing, inclusive, quality education in theatre and the performing arts. The opportunities offered through this program engage students in activities and exercises that challenge their ability and promote intellectual, creative, and personal growth.

Our successful Youth Education Program includes after-school drama classes on-site and at Greenbrier West High School, a partnership with Rainelle Elementary, a summer drama camp, intern/apprentice opportunities for college/high school students, student productions, professional productions with student matinees, and much more.  

We aim to enable youth to develop important life skills that positively influence their everyday choices so that they may lead healthy, fulfilled lives and contribute meaningfully to their communities now and in the future. Specifically, our programs provide an outlet for students to exercise and improve those skills, including empathy, public speaking, understanding and implementing communication theory and principles, critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaboration, and imagination. Through the development and regular use of these skills, we prepare our students for success in every facet of their lives, now and in adulthood.

GVT Youth Education
2019 Spring Showcases

Both GVTeen plays will be performed together to make an uninterrupted hour long show.

General Admission | $12
Senior (60+)/Student/Child | $10

GVTots
Our Stories!
by GVT Staff
April 9 | 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Featuring over 30 students from the GVTots education program, Story Time! highlights classic fairytales and musical favorites! Hear each student perform a monologue and cheer on the group while they perform together.

 

GVTweens
Kid Frankenstein
by Kathryn Schultz Miller
April 30 | 6:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Kid Frankenstein: Frankie and Irving are science nerds who have an unusual idea for the upcoming Science Fair! When Dr. Frankenstein's ancient book arrives from Transylvania, the friends are whisked into a sci-fi fantasy of time-warped, weirdly scary and lively adventure!

GVTeens I
Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit
by Jonathan Rand
May 7 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy-tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.  

GVTeens II
Spoon River Anthology
book by Edgar Lee Masters
May 7 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as all of their pasts are illuminated.  

GVTeen Conservatory
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)
by Greg Allen
May 20 & 21 | 7:00 p.m.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play features a wide variety of storylines. Ready, set, go!