TCYA is a three-week summer intensive for incoming freshman to graduating seniors.

Originally developed as Classic Conservatory for Young Adults with Island Shakespeare Festival by Eric Mulholland, this unique summer intensive is specifically designed to challenge and enhance the skills and capacities of teenage performers.

In 2015, the Board of Directors for ISF & WCT agreed to relocate CCYA to WCT, satisfying many points of interest for both organizations' missions. (Read more on our blog.) In September 2016, CCYA became TCYA to allow room for incorporating contemporary training and/or productions.

2018 Info Session: February 3rd @ 2:30 pm - WCT Blackbox, 723 Camano Ave. Langley, WA
2018 Auditions: March 3rd - by appointment via or 360.221.8707
Open to grades 8 - 12



Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kathryn Lynn Morgen
Dramaturg: Ann M. Johnson
Island Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists: Sazi Bhakti (Clown, Improv), Olena Hodges (Text), Trevor Young Marston (Movement), Emily Serdahl (Mask)
Acting Company: Julia Beumer, Lilah Chapelle, Kareena DeClercq, Zoë Eisenbrey, Lily Fisher, Kayla Johnson, Molly Mills


Student Showcase
Island Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists: Olena Hodges (Text), Miles Harrison, Valerie Huntington, Lucy Pearce, Kylie McKenzie Soder, Andrew Yabroff
Acting Company: Julia Beumer, Miranda Cassée, Marla Kelly


Antigone by Sophocles
Directed by Kylie McKenzie Soder


The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Eric Mulholland