Since 1997 the Irene C. Edmonds Youth Theatre (ICEYT) has been a creative force in Tallahassee children’s Theatre.  This program for young people is housed within the FAMU Essential Theatre and provides an artistically vibrant environment for youth between the ages of 7 and 16.  The ICEYT strives to produce theatrical material that speaks to young people concerning their capacity to inspire and create positive change through the arts, both socially and individually.The young participants engage in a five-week summer program, fondly known as the “I.C.E. Camp,” that is designed to expose students to memorable experiences in theatre, music and dance—through classes, workshops and cultural/entertainment excursions.  The program culminates with a full scale original production on the FAMU campus.  This program serves as a forum for theatre majors to hone their teaching, supervisory and dramatic skills through work with youth theatre members.
Guiding Principles

Respect for the art of theatre

Campers in Yoga Class (2009-2010)
Photo by David Barrow Wiley

Campers at Play (2009-2010)
Photo by David Barrow Wiley

Wrestling with Angels (2011-2012)
Photo by C.A. Blide

How the Snake Got Its Rattle (2012-2013)
Photo by Kimberly Harding

Josiah Returns (2013-2014)
Photo by Kimberly Harding

 For further information contact:
Dr. Valencia E. Matthews, Artistic Director
Phone: 850.599.3430
Fax: 850.561.2290

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