Events and Adventures

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Each June, Yoh Theatre Players and their parents are part of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon volunteer team! Players help set up and maintain the tent that provides runners with food and beverages at the end of the race.

Yoh Theatre Players on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

In August of 2018, 19 Yoh Theatre Players traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform their rendition of Anne Carson’s Bakkhai. Each year, Edinburgh, Scotland, welcomes thousands of performing arts groups to its theatres, streets, churches, and back rooms to make up what is billed on the Edinburgh Fringe website as “the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet”. As part of the American High School Theater Festival within the Fringe organization, the Yoh Theatre Players were able to perform Bakkhai, meet other high school theatre groups, and attend various productions by high schoolers and professionals alike.

A player takes in the view during a hike outside the city

Vermont Young Playwrights Project

For several years, WUHSMS students participated in the Vermont Young Playwrights Project through The Weston Playhouse. Students worked with a visiting professional playwright to brainstorm and create 6-10 minute plays, several of which were chosen to be read by a mix of professional actors and other high school students at an evening presentation at the playhouse. In addition to the students who participated in the workshop, several Yoh actors often attended the reading and participated as actors and directors for different plays.

VAMLE and rowland conferences

Yoh students often have the opportunity to present and participate in various conferences around the state of Vermont. A group of Yoh students has presented a speakchorus several times at the annual conference for the Vermont Association for Middle Level Education, and presented a speakchorus-like condensed version of The Laramie Project at the Rowland Conference for Vermont educators in 2017.