Theatre for Youth Program at USC Upstate

Theatre for Youth

Under the direction of Rich Robinson, Theatre for Youth consists of two entities: The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group, better known as T.A.A.G. and the annual summer drama camps. 

For more information, contact Rich Robinson or 864-503-5621. 

 Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (T.A.A.G.)

Thursday Afternoon Acting (and Tech) Group, in it's 9th year, is a group of elementary, middle and high school students who meet once a week at the Humanities and Performing Arts Center to learn basic acting skills, movement, play theatre games and do warm ups. Tuition is $75 per student. Fall T.A.A.G. begins September 12, 2019 and Spring T.A.A.G. begins January 23, 2020. 


2019-2020 T.A.A.G. Season

Tickets for ALL SHOWS are $4 at the door.

T.A.A.G. Fall Production
Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad)
(Who Mess Them Up)

by Ed Honk

It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

November 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Performing Arts Center - Studio Theatre

T.A.A.G. Spring Production
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by John Glore

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man" gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

April 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

Spring Touring Production
Somebody Catch My Homework
A Comedy by Sandra Fenichel Asher

A light-hearted, high-energy look at one eventful day in the life of fourth-grader Samantha, the new girl in town, who has lost her beloved cat, Corky. At the bus stop, Samantha meets three wacky new friends who welcome her into their class, which just happens to be studying the animal kingdom. Their search for essay topics takes them from a dinner table's chicken thighs to the pasture of a bull not pleased to see visitors. A wayward wad of bubble gum, tuba practice and a sticky baby sister later, the busy day finally peaks with the rescue of Corky.

Touring local elementary schools in April 2019

Public Performance
April 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Studio Theatre

T.A.A.G. Summer Camps & Productions


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