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WYO PLAY’s Young Theatre Makers Ensemble set for spring, summer 

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The WYO Performing Arts and Education Center has announced that WYO PLAY’s Young Theatre Makers Ensemble has opened registration for three offerings this spring and summer aimed at bringing together high school age students from across the community to experience diverse types of theater, create positive bonds and build skills as theater artists on the stage or behind the scenes.

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, WYO PLAY founder and head teacher Grace Cannon-Wallace talked about the upcoming ensemble. 

G. Cannon-Wallace

In 2024, there will be three unique Young Theatre Makers Ensemble experiences. 

Musical Theater and Devising Workshops 

These workshops will take place April 20. Matthew Greenberg, assistant professor of theater performance at the University of Wyoming, will lead the workshops. The two workshops are open to all students in 10th through 12th grades. Students are encouraged to participate in one or both workshops in order to experience a variety of theatrical training. To learn more about these two workshops or sign up, see

Play/Write Short Play Showcase

April 22 through May 14, the Ensemble will prepare for the Play/Write Short Play Showcase hosted by Relative Theatrics in Laramie. Play/Write teaches the foundation of dramatic writing and theater literacy to fifth-graders. The Ensemble will work on staging and rehearsing two original plays written by Laramie fifth-graders before traveling to the University of Wyoming in mid-May to participate in a showcase aimed at celebrating and validating the artistic work of young people. To learn more about this opportunity, see

Summer production of “Mean Girls”

A musical co-production with WYO PLAY and Aspen Grove Music Studio, auditions for the Young Theatre Makers Ensemble’s production of musical “Mean Girls” will take place in early May. Rehearsals will begin in July and run in the evenings Monday through Thursday with performances scheduled for Aug. 14-17.  Auditions will be open to students in 10th through 12th grades as of May. To register for auditions, see .

For additional information about these programs, see or contact Director of WYO PLAY Grace Cannon-Wallace at

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