Beyond the Stage Youth

Youth Empowerment Through Theatre.

Skills for ONSTAGE and BEYOND

EMBRACE THE FUN!

Get started with 5 social emotional learning infused activities to keep your students engaged in class!!!

WHAT we do here

Beyond the Stage Youth is a workshop based youth empowerment program that teaches life and social emotional learning skills through performing arts!


Dedicated to empowering youth through theatrical workshops, we are passionate about creating confident, capable, resilient lifelong learners… Onstage and Beyond!


We empower young people by promoting Social Emotional Learning and life skills through FUN in-person theatre workshops and class based curriculum support.


POSITIVE self-worth is ESSENTIAL in order to THRIVE alongside being equipped with the ability to speak your truth and the resilience needed to navigate life’s unpredictability, confidently.


PROGRAM VALUES.

Creativity.


A creative mind is a powerful one.

Creativity engages and opens the mind. It unleashes endless possibilities, new ways of learning, experimenting, innovating and problem solving. Creativity builds resilience and a growth mindset. With creativity comes confidence.

Empowerment.


All students deserve to feel seen and heard. They should be nurtured with the confidence to express their voice. Empowering youths with self-belief builds decisiveness and confidence in decision making and making positive changes. Activating autonomy over learning is essential in becoming an independent lifelong learner.

Inclusivity.

Safe spaces are sacred for encouraging youths to express and embrace their authentic selves. Inclusivity builds trust, community and belonging in an often lonely world. Everyone has extraordinary elements and should be entitled to an environment where they can share these with others.

Community and Collaboration.

A sense of community is fundamental to nurturing healthy relationships and self-worth throughout life. Working together as part of a community develops social and emotional skills and literacy. Collaboration promotes equality and prepares students to flourish both in the present and the future.

Diversity.

Everyone has a story, it’s what makes you unique and diverse and deserves to be celebrated. Our differences make life interesting and fun. Theatre is the perfect place to utilise unique experiences to develop social and emotional learning and interaction in a secure space.

Social Emotional Learning.

The ability to understand the exact feelings you are experiencing and why they are appearing is a skill everyone should be equipped with. Understanding is key to self regulating emotions and the behaviours attached to them. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) purposefully implements 5 key competencies: Self-awareness, Self-management, Social-awareness, Responsible decision making, Relationship skills


FUN!

Learning should be fun. What better way to release tension from the day and escape life’s heaviness for a while than an energetic, enjoyable theatrical workshop? Fun in learning creates a love of learning.

Theatre helps to TELL YOUR STORY.

Here's Mine.

Blaire Smith is a Washington based theatre artist and drama educator, who is excited to come into your community!

Although she calls Seattle home, she has shared her love of theatre on stages all over the world.

She enjoys all aspects of theatre. Starting her theatrical journey at a young age, She has acted, directed, stage managed, choreographed and designed on stages both large and small. Her most recent credits include works with Ancient Lake Theatre Festival, Plank Island Theatre, and Missoula Children's Theatre, where she acted and directed in 49 states and 12 different countries.


She is a member of the Teaching Artist Training Lab from ARTSWA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Social Emotional Learning. She is currently the Educational Programs Coordinator for Village Theatre KIDSTAGE in Issaquah, WA. She believes theatre and creative storytelling have the power to unite and empower all people. She is an advocate for the arts and arts education and is honored to bring theatre anywhere she goes.

HI, MY

NAME IS BLAIRE SMITH.

HI, MY

NAME IS BLAIRE SMITH.

Don't just take it from me, here's what do THEY say!

Blaire Smith is a Washington based theatre artist and drama educator, who is excited to come into your community!

Although she calls Seattle home, she has shared her love of theatre on stages all over the world.

She enjoys all aspects of theatre. Starting her theatrical journey at a young age, She has acted, directed, stage managed, choreographed and designed on stages both large and small. Her most recent credits include works with Ancient Lake Theatre Festival, Plank Island Theatre, and Missoula Children's Theatre, where she acted and directed in 49 states and 12 different countries.


She is a member of the Teaching Artist Training Lab from ARTSWA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Social Emotional Learning. She is currently the Educational Programs Coordinator for Village Theatre KIDSTAGE in Issaquah, WA. She believes theatre and creative storytelling have the power to unite and empower all people. She is an advocate for the arts and arts education and is honored to bring theatre anywhere she goes.

“I will always be grateful to Blaire for showing us the imaginative and fun side of theatre

and the arts.”

"Blaire is a true blessing and an extremely talented individual.

She can take you from sitting in your chair to feeling like you are on the adventure with her. She opened up a whole new area of interest for me and our family that even though it was around us, we had never looked at it the way she showed us. I feel like theatre is a way for people to be someone else or share an adventure that you would otherwise not be able to do. It is an open door to use your mind and bring people in to learn, grow and entertain. Theatre and dance, is also a way for students who may be shy or timid in person to blossom on stage because they get to be what they want to be. I have seen that happen so many times.

I will always be grateful to Blaire for showing us the imaginative and fun side of theatre and the arts. It will take you anywhere you want to go!"


Melinda Yates, fl, usa.

THE FUN WAY TO LEARN LIFE SKILLS!


Focusing on:

Community Building


You are not alone! When students know that they are apart of something, they are more likely to make authentic connections with others. This allows students to build strong relationships, and friendships.

Imagination.

Imagination is a powerful thing! The key to innovation and creativity. Allowing students to know that sky is the limit encourages an open atmosphere creation and innovation. It encourages problem solving and the possibility of positive outcomes and solutions.


Healthy Risk Taking

Taking risks and stepping out of our comfort zones makes us feel alive and helps us grow! When a child is encouraged to take healthy risks, it helps build confidence, responsibility, social skills, decision making and safety awareness

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