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Welcome to the Young Company!

We believe a profound theatre experience has the potential to transform its participants and audiences, so Western Stage’s YOU*THeatre programs provide quality theatre experiences for young people in the Central Coast. The Western Stage is known for its artistic excellence, and this standard is maintained in all of its Theatre for Youth activities. The purpose of TWS’s outreach efforts is to provide opportunities that encourage the personal growth of young people through acting and technical theatre classes, workshops, and performances with sequential levels of difficulty and challenge. TWS’s youth outreach has five major components: HTML Map  Community Partnerships Over the years, partnerships with organizations such as the National Steinbeck Center, the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts, the Watsonville JACL, and various school districts extends TWS’ reach into the community by providing consultation, special performances, or program development in Theatre. For more information please contact Susanne Burns at (831) 755-6929 or email sburns@hartnell.edu. Our Supporters TWS Youth Outreach programs have been supported by generous donations from: The Sally Hughes Church Foundation The S.T.A.R. Foundation for Monterey County The David & Lucile Packard Foundation and individual donations from parents and friends. yc_button_outreachsponsor Questions? Contact Melissa Chin-Parker at mchin@hartnell.edu.

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