- Existence: 1983-
The Young Company is a theatre group at Brigham Young University.
The group was founded as the Whittlin' Whistlin' Brigade in 1974 by Harold R. Oaks. In 1983, however, its name was changed to Young Company so that it could be more easily affiliated with the University. Today, the troupe mostly performs for young audiences, reaching more than 23,000 young people every year. The Young Company's mission statement is "to introduce theatre to children at an early age through performances and workshops, helping them to start a lifelong love of fine arts," as well as to give experience to the student actors involved in each production.
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Contains programs, sound recordings, script drafts, musical scores, rehearsal schedules, tour schedules, tour memorabilia, and correspondence. This collection deals only with the Patches of Oz tours in Austria, Yugoslavia, and Las Vegas from 1982-1983.
Contains a compact disc by the Young Company, entitled Soundscapes.
Contains study guides, proposed plays, programs, calendars, cast lists, and contracts of the Young Company, dating from between 1961 and 2001.
Contains correspondence, workshops, minutes and other various files from the Young Company, dating from between 1974 and 2002.
Contains various multimedia records related to the Young Company, dating from between 1976 and 1999.
Contains records and files of performances by the Young Company, dating from between 1961 and 2002.
Contains photographs from the plays performed by the Young Company, dating from between 1974 and 2001.
Contains publications produced by the Young Company, dating from between 1972 and 2003.
Contains newspaper articles and other publicity for the Young Company, dating from between 1971 and 2001.
Contains awards and feedback about the Young Company, dating from between 1972 and 2001.