E-Rhapsody Youth Theater is a monthly faith-based educational theater program for youth in grades 3rd - 12th and it runs throughout the school year with monthly classes September - May, culminating in an optional full-length play production in June.
This program instructs young people on how to use their God-given talents to make a positive impact on society through the arts, and focuses on building up basic skills in the dramatic arts through fun & creative skills-based games and activities. Classes are split up into two age groupings (3rd - 6th and 7th - 12th). Classes meet just once a month for 90 minutes as we work on building such skills as personal confidence, creative & quick thinking, team work, memorization, vocal projection & clear speaking, focus & concentration, and character development (both personally and onstage). Such skills and training benefit young people their entire lives!
All classes are taught by trained theater professionals and in 2015-2016 we introduced Spanish speaking classes for the Latino community in addition to our regular English speaking classes. We also introduced a St. Paul class option held at Art House North in the West 7th neighborhood.
View past production photos from our Open Window Theatre Facebook page.
Due to the illegal activities of our former landlords at the Metropolis Minneapolis building in Minneapolis, we have been run out of business for the 2016-2017 Season. In the summer of 2016 we were forced to move out of our original home of the last five years and layoff staff as we take legal action against our former landlords and work towards reestablishing the theatre somewhere else.
In the meantime, we have decided to postpone our next season of the E-Rhapsody Youth Theater program. We apologize to the many families and students who were planning to participate in the program this school year.
To learn more about our current situation and what you can do to help, watch this video...