University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




YMCA Y-Rep Productions theatre program assistant: fall show

30 hours

Community partner: YMCA of the Chippewa Valley
Supervisor: JEN ZWICKY
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Y-Rep Productions is a theatre program run by the Eau Claire YMCA that was started in 2014. This program is designed to be a relaxed, intro-to-theatre experience. Both kids who are new to acting and those who are stage veterans are welcome to participate. Mostly, this program provides a place for kids who want to try out being onstage, make new friends, and have fun! Our primary goal is to make everyone feel comfortable, try new things, be a little crazy, and show how fun theatre can be! Consistent with the inclusive nature of all YMCA programming, everyone who signs up and auditions is guaranteed a part in the show. As this is an introductory program, it is set up to have a less intense and rigorous schedule than you might find with a traditional theatre company. We do our best to accommodate for known absences (family vacations, basketball games, school concerts, birthday parties, etc.) in the rehearsal schedule. The community need to be addressed is to assist the YMCA in their arts/theater area to continue with their mission: "creating programs to help healthy spirit, mind and body for all."


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer To put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Core Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Creativity, organizational skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, reliability, and punctuality. Must work well with kids. Knowledge of theatre is NOT required but can be helpful.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer The Y-Rep assistant will: assist with audition prep and auditions, help supervise and lead kids, help with props and costumes, shop for supplies (when necessary), maintain paperwork, assist during rehearsals, and other related duties as assigned.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Preferably, help during auditions, tech, and performances. Student does NOT need to attend every rehearsal – schedule can be flexible to fit student needs.


Additional information (not required).

Answer An interview is required before this project will be assigned and approved – please contact Jen at to set up a meeting.