The cast from the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts Young Company’s production of Cyrano finished their tour earlier this month. They toured for three months to elementary schools and local libraries, and performed for more than 5,000 children.
Cyrano, directed by Kris Wing Jennings, gave many children their first opportunity to see a tragedy in a kid-friendly, accessible way. The cast also taught post-show workshops for 5th graders to help those students dive deep into the play’s themes. The workshops were created by Teresa Love.
The cast is pictured with their stage manager, Jake Fullmer, who drove them around all semester.
More about the BYU Young Company
The BYU Young Company is a training ground for student actors and directors who want to work in theatre for young audiences. The group has performed plays such as Androcles and the Lion, Yankee Doodle, The Yellow Boat, Taste of Sunrise and most recently, Babe, the Sheep Pig. The Young Company tours elementary and junior high schools all over Utah sharing their love of the theatre with young audiences.