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 6, 2018. 


2018 - 2019 T.A.A.G. Season

Tickets for ALL SHOWS are $4 at the door.

T.A.A.G. Fall Production
The Velveteen Rabbit
adapted by Todd Hatlem

In the world of real and unreal, things are not always what they seem. With a dash of nursery magic, ordinary toys come to life and mute the boundaries between real and imaginary. This heartwarming adaptation of Margery Williams' classic children's story shows how the power of love brings about a remarkable transformation for an ordinary toy bunny.

November 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage 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


Visit Summer Camps for Theatre



Winnie the Pooh
Grades 2-6
June 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

10 Reasons You Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today
Grades 7-10
June 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

In the Garden of the Selfish Giant
Grades 10-12
June 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Humanities and Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre