Noises Off a Smash Hit at YPI

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sara Luka, Acting Master Teacher at YPI (she also teaches Acting for Film and Musical Theater – a real lady of all trades). Sardines, and doors and accents, oh my! Noises Off was nothing short of a smash hit last summer (2013). Starring 5 newcomers to the YPI Stage: Meghan, …

Throwback Thursday: More 2011 Goods and Bads

“Goods and Bads” act as a little snapshot of camp life at YPI. To celebrate Throwback Thursday, here are a few more good ones from YPI 2011, along with some photos we found from that year. (Not sure what “Goods and Bads” are?) Again, these photos are not correlated with the “Goods and Bads” at all – they’re just some …

I Met People Who Changed My Life

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Tessa, a camper at YPI 2013. When people say “YPI is not just a place, it’s a state of mind” it may sound cheesy at first. Really cheesy — like roll-your-eyes-at cheesy — but it’s not. And it’s not cheesy to believe in it, because I do. And when …

My Journey is Not Over

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Julie, a camper at YPI from 2007 to 2010. It was her personal statement/college applications essay that year. A sea of familiar faces looked back at me, and my mind was sent into a frenzy of chaotic emotions — fear, nervousness, and anxiety. That familiar feeling of my throat closing …

Patterns Out of Randomness and New Worlds

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Dan, Visual Arts Master Teacher at YPI. This summer in drawing and painting (with a little sculpture thrown in) was a mix of skills, styles, students, and teachers. There were three teachers, one from a classical drawing professional comic book background, one from a sculpture and printmaking perspective and one …

So You Think You Can Go to The Dance?

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sara Luka, Acting for Film Master Teacher at YPI (she also teaches Acting and Musical Theater – a real lady of all trades). “So, You Think You Can Do To The Dance?” the mock reality TV show was put together by the well-oiled machine that was the Acting for Camera …