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Youth Workshops

Nurturing Innovative Minds

Encouraging creativity can predict success in later life.

Community theatre and arts at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus is a dynamic performing and creative arts community committed to nurturing innovative minds. Creativity and the arts help children and teens in their well-rounded development.

Students listening to director
The Rainbow Fish with colorful fish and sea floor background

Youth Theatre Workshop

Sponsored by Children's Theatre

Monday-Friday, June 17-21
9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Herbert L. Williams Theatre
Ages: 8-17
Cost: $200 (lunch & T-shirt included)
Instructor: Brittany Welch Pilz

Join us for a Youth Theatre Workshop this summer! This workshop is designed to help young performers develop creativity, social skills, empathy and confidence through the performing arts, as well as learning the process of auditioning and preparing for a full stage production. Students will receive a well-rounded theatrical experience from the very beginning of the rehearsal process, as well as using theatre and acting-based games to learn skills such as objectives and tactics. We will be rehearsing the play "The Rainbow Fish" throughout the week and will hold a public performance for friends, family and other community members in the afternoon of Friday, June 21. Lunch is included every day from Chartwells of Marinette School District.

Sign up early. Only available for 30 participants.


About "The Rainbow Fish"

Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book, "The Rainbow Fish," with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean and the only one of his (or her!) kind. But when Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. With bubbly, energetic dialogue and staging that invites wonderful creativity and flexibility, the universal message at the heart of this delightful musical becomes much more than just a simple children’s story. With a dynamic cast as small as five players and fun, fishy wordplay, this well-crafted play for young audiences teaches that the joy of beauty is in sharing it with others. Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister, translated into English by J. Alison James, with illustrations by Marcus Pfister.

About the Instructor

instructor Brittany Welch Pilz
Brittany Welch Pilz
Artistic Producing Director
Herbert L. Williams Theatre

Brittany serves as the Artistic Producing Director for the Herbert L. Williams Theatre. Brittany’s oversight includes the Theatre on the Bay and Children’s Theatre programs. Brittany is involved in various positions, both on stage and off. She also owns a local theatre company, Coastal Players, which has sparked a new partnership with Theatre on the Bay, and co-produces productions twice a year.

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Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Lauryn Albaugh at or (715) 504-3351.

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