Alaska Theatre of Youth

Serving Alaska's Youth Since 1984


During April we have 3 Saturday classes for you to register for. Classes will be taking place on Saturdays (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th). You can register for one class for $80. 

Fairytale Theatre - Ages 5-8, 9-10:15am
Another round of Fairytales! These young students will learn skills associated with the performance of theatre. This includes acting, improvisation and theatre games, teamwork building, props, and costumes. Each week the emphasis will be on a fairytale. Taught by Isabel Forrester!

​Beginning Acting - Ages 9-13, 10:30am-12pm

Come learn the basics  with Iris Tuller as our beginning Acting instructor! We will have lots of fun learning the fundamentals of theatre art. 

Advanced Acting - Ages 12-19, 12-1:30

​We will explore some improv and film techniques and touch on some of our more advanced skills in the theatre realm for our seasoned veterans and returning students!


Play Writing
Starting in March the emphasis will be play writing. Instructed by local playwright, Justin Stewart. Classes will be held at Anchorage's newest indie bookstore, The Writer's Block, Saturdays 2-4pm.

Lights, Sound, Stage Management, Wardrobe, Makeup
April will be focusing on Wardrobe, Makeup, and Tech - Lights, Sound, and Management. Classes will be held at Anchorage Community Theatre and taught by a variety of local artist, Katie Bailey.

Advanced Acting
The series will finish off in May by offering Advanced Acting. Two professional actors from out-of-state will be leading workshops throughout the entire month. One of our artists, Christina Ashby (New York City), is ecstatic to return to Alaska and teach at ATY.

With partnership with Aquarian Charter School (1705 W. 32nd Ave)

This 3 month intensive is designed do exactly that! Teens who complete this series will be offered possible theatre positions for ATY's Summer Conservatory Camp. Roles include: Stage Managers, Assistant Directors, Prop Managers, etc.
Classes include: Playwriting, Lights, Sound, Makeup/Wardrobe, Stage Management and Advanced Acting.

Funded by Anchorage Youth Development Coalition.

Film Workshop!

Coming up we will be having a 4-hour film workshop taught by Progressive Media Alaska. In this workshop you will learn about all the ways that film acting differs from stage acting. We will pick out costumes and put on a show! By the end of this workshop we will have a work of art in the form of our very own film! 

Space provided by Anchorage Downtown Partnership.

All kids should bring a water bottle, comfy clothes to move around in, and a small snack. 

​Cost is $40

This workshop will take place at:


Saturday, April 14th

Alaska Experience Theatre (333 W 4th Ave #207)

Parking is free Saturdays Downtown on the street.

"Mentoring advanced young actors into theatre leadership roles."