Rising Youth Theatre defines “youth” up through age 25, knowing that after age 18 the number of resources and supports available to young people are often drastically reduced. For the young people in our staff and ensemble, there has become an increased demand for programming that can directly speak to the transitional moments between youth and adulthood, providing an opportunity to explore more advanced material and building on learning that has happened in previous experiences with the company.
RAD, or Rising Youth Theatre After Dark is a new project that focuses on the transition between youth and adulthood, young people ages 18-25. What happens when you're a legal adult but you're still figuring things out? What kind of art do you want to make? What kind of person are you going to be moving forward? How are you going to pay bills? RAD programming will focus on these stories, with opportunities for workshops and peformances throughout the year.