About Us

On February 16th, 2011 a small community theater closed down, leaving dozens of children with no place to perform the play they had been rehearsing for months. Their director, never one to accept defeat, secured a rehearsal space and performance space for the displaced cast, and that’s how Young Actors Playhouse was born.

Our mission is to provide our students with the opportunity to perform on stage, and give them as much material as they can handle. The cornerstone of our organization are the original musicals written by President and Artistic Director, Don Goodner.

Unlike must other more popular musicals, our plays have roles for EVERYONE. Kids don’t get cast as trees or bushes. Every student in our plays has lines and a character to play. We believe that students can become better performers when given the chance to play a part, rather than just a random villager in the background. In the event that there aren’t enough roles in the play, we write new characters. If a student has a strong singing voice, but there aren’t enough songs in the play, we’ll write a new song for them.

Over the years, we have developed programs for our summer camps, in-school drama programs,  home-school drama programs, and on-camera programs for film and television. Our dedicated team of experienced instructors work with the students to improv their performance skills in singing, acting, and dancing.

Click HERE to meet the instructors!