For nearly 35 years, Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) has served youth from the Puget Sound region with high-quality arts education.
YTN produces dynamic theatre for thousands of families, introducing young audiences to the magic of the performing arts while inspiring young actors with the thrill of live performance. Celebrate their amazing legacy and join us for our 34th season of “theatre by kids, for kids.”
For the final production of its 2018 School Season, YTN has a crafted a uniquely cultural production that puts a Japanese twist on Lewis Carroll’spopular story about the beloved Alice and her adventures in the peculiar and surreal Wonderland.
“Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There” performs May 4-20. This original adaptation is written by popular Seattle playwright Maggie Lee and directed by Artistic Director Mimi Katano. All performances will be presented at the Parish Hall Theatre on Mercer Island.
To commence a program of cultural and creative exchange, YTN brought two artists to the Pacific Northwest from Nagoya, Japan. Throughout their one month residency, artists Tatsuo Kawakami and Takamitsu Terukina from the Marguerite Family Troupe in Japan mentored young actors on the traditional art form of “Kamishibai.”
This dynamic art form serves as the thematic frame for the production. YTN is grateful for the generous program support we received from King County Council and the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, as well as the tremendous community response for performances of our visiting artists throughout King County.
YTN wants to share this production with the community. Tickets and showtimes can be found at www.YouthTheatre.org.