Motor City Youth Theatre 

Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of youth

through participation in

dance, music, visual arts,

theatre workshops

and main stage productions;
To facilitate youth’s development of life skills such as problem solving,

decision-making and team work;
To offer high quality

theatrical productions

to the community

Motor City Players, est. 2013

Alice in Wonderland
Workshop Production
January 16-April 17, 2016

MCYT will present

Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

April 8-17, 2016!!

AUDITIONS January 8-9, 2015
Check below for full information!

There are numerous characters in Lewis Carroll's two books. Children will be cast following the auditions.

They will work in the group that represents their scene and will be involved in creating part of their own dialogue, props and costumes, when possible.

Similar to our last workshop, younger children will not be required to attend full days.

Workshop fees: approximately $3.00 to $6.00 per hour for educational theatre training.

Please note that full payment and completed registration forms are due on January 8-9 2016.

No Exceptions will be made.

Motor City Theatre
27555 Grantland
Livonia, MI 48150
(in the old O'Grady's VFW Hall)

This TWELVE PLUS-WEEK educational acting workshop will enable all participants to:

Learn about Lewis Carroll and his novels, Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass

Experience the production process from auditions to performance

  Help write/create your own scene

· Develop reading, speaking, singing, dancing, and acting skills

Play theatre games

Help create or find props

Learn about scenic, lighting and costume design

Perform in Alice in Wonderland through the Looking Glass

Make new friends and become a member of the MCYT family!
Cost: $215, includes a show tee shirt or MCYT black tee shirt

6:00 PM January 8, grades 6-12

9:00 AM January 9, grades 1-5

Be prompt. No late arrivals.
How to prepare:

Perform a reading or poem from Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, no longer than 30    
   seconds in length.

  Sing a song with your own Karaoke CD, no longer than 1 minute

MCYT will provide an accompaniment CD for those who don't bring one, (for the following songs only).

 "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" and "I'm a Believer" (from Shreck)
contact us on page three. 

​Motor City Players

Spoon River Anthology 2016
Acting Workshop Production
Open to new and old actors

(limited roles for youth)

 "Edgar Lee Masters is best remembered for his great collection Spoon River Anthology, a sequence of over two hundred free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the Town of Spoon River. When the collection first saw publication in 1915, it caused a great sensation because of its forthrightness about sex, moral decay, and hypocrisy; but its cynical view of Midwestern small town values influenced a whole generation of writers and their works. The volume, said Herbert K. Russell in the Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography, became an international popular and critical success."
The Poetry Foundation


Free versions of Spoon River Anthology are available on line. Google it or find it at

Motor City Theatre will treat Masters' work as a means to recreate moments in the lives of the residents of the fictitious Illinois Town of Spoon River in the early 1900's. The workshop will include character analysis, improvisation and scene study
(but mostly fun!).
Production: April 29-May 7 with summer cemetery production (s) (TBA)

Spring performances will be held at Motor City Theatre; summer performance (s) will take place in a local cemetery or in the "MCT Cemetery out back."

AUDITIONS: 6:00 PM January 27, 2016

Preparation: Actors:  Present a portion of one or more age appropriate monologues from the Edgar Lee Masters collection.
No more than five minutes total. 

Accents or hints of an accent are fine, if done correctly

If you are new to Motor City Players, please bring a short resume along with your audition application, with photo stapled to it

(head shot is not necessary)

Optional: Dress appropriately for your character, with a hint of a costume (ex: hat, overalls etc)

Singers:  Perform 1 to 2 minutes of a folk song. Bring a Karaoke CD or accompaniment (guitar, etc)

Rehearsals--One or more of the following days:  Wednesdays, Thursdays and possible Fridays. Not all actors will be needed on more than one day per week until tech week.

Actors who have been cast will be placed in groups for rehearsal of specific scenes on one or more rehearsal days.

Participation fee: $50, due on the first day of rehearsal.

Past Productions:

The Mouse Trap

Lady Pirates of Captain Bree​

Sleepy Hollow

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

The Great Ghost Chase

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Motor City Youth Theatre

Acting workshops for all levels of experience.

Motor City Youth Theatre           is proud to celebrate                              25 years                      of educational theatre           since 1990. 

celebrating 25 years!

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