March 26, April 2, April 23, April 30, May 7
10:00am – 12:00pm
Directed by assorted Seattle theater technicians
Don’t have time to do a show but want to build your skills? Here are some great options taught by local professionals working in the theatre here in Seattle. In five Sunday seminars meet with some of Seattle’s best in the tech world. Each Seminar will be dedicated to the following technical focus:
March 26th: The Basics of Stage Management with Ariel Bui
April 2nd: Creating a Set Design with Jenny Littlefield
April 23rd: Sound Design and Technology with Erin Bednarz
April 30th: Lighting Up the Space: A Tutorial in Creating a Lighting Design with instructor TBA
May 7th: Costume Design with instructor TBA
$110 for all five, or $25 per class
Min: 6 per session, Max: 12 per session
Saturday, May 20
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Directed by Ciara McCormack
Don’t have time to do a show but want to build your skills? In this workshop, young actors will become familiar with dance as a way to get comfortable in their bodies, communicate, and create art. The afternoon will start with a dance fusion class that will introduce students to the styles of ballet, modern, and jazz. Once warmed up, they will exercise their creative and analytical brains by learning choreography and playing improvisational games. Finally, students will apply their physical knowledge by studying how movement and dance can bring characters to life on stage.
Min: 6 Max: 12
June 26 – July 7
(no class on July 4)
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
July 10 – July 14
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Friday July 14, 7:00pm
Saturday July 15, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Directed by Ali el-Gasseir
Written by Alexandre Dumas
To fulfill his dream of becoming a musketeer, young d’Artagnan heads for Paris and into a world of romance, intrigue and action. On the way he meets Milady, the alluring agent of Cardinal Richelieu, and confronts a mysterious swordsman known as the formidable Count de Rochefort. Once in Paris, d’Artagnan unwittingly challenges all three of the Inseparables—Athos, Porthos, Aramis—to a duel, but when the cardinal’s guards arrive, d’Artagnan joins with the musketeers, turning the sword fight into a musketeer victory. Soon he is called to action again to rescue the intriguing Constance Bonacieux, the queen’s seamstress, with whom he falls immediately in love. Through Constance, d’Artagnan learns of the cardinal’s plot to destroy the queen and embraces chance to prove himself worthy of Constance and of the uniform of a musketeer. Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d’Artagnan declare war on the cardinal and stand: “All for one and one for all.”
*It is highly recommended that performers interested in The Three Musketeers sign up for and pair with the Stage Combat class for the first week since there will be swordplay in this production.
Min: 10, Max: 15
June 26-July 14
Tech: July 17-July 21
Friday, July 21, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 7:00pm
Directed by Jon Lutyens
Written by by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady, with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, and Michael Grace
Atop his kennel, Snoopy surveys the skies, scene of his triumph as a World War I flying ace. Modestly he considers his genius. Stoically he accepts that his brilliance in nearly every field of endeavor will forever go unremarked by humankind. He can but uphold his own high standards. (“I refuse to chase a stick that hasn’t been properly sanded and polished”) and his own immutable philosophy (“In the book of life the answers are not in the back”).
Min: 10 Max: 15
July 24-July 28
Friday, July 28, 4:00pm
Directed by Heather Hawkins
Written by William Shakespeare
This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia’s escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature’s wild, liberating arms. What transpires is an unconventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds, culminating in a finale so joyful that spring will seem just around the corner.
Min: 10 Max: 15
Directed by Amy Escobar
Written by Amy Escobar
“Long before haunted houses existed, haunted woods circled the globe. Homer knew it. The Brothers Grimm knew it. In legend, all the great mythic quests of self-discovery begin with the hero entering a dark wood. Some journeys also end there.” ― Robert Dunbar, Dark Forest
“It came from the woods. Most strange things do.” ― Emily Carroll, Through the Woods
The Forest is the setting for the dark tales we will share. It is full of enchantments and wonders and we will journey through its twisting thorns and shadows, entering the home of blood-seekers, bone-crunchers and teeth that snap under full moons. We might find a path or lose our way… anything can happen in the woods…
In Forest Lore, we will use multiple styles of puppetry (including shadow play, modified Bunraku and object manipulation) to tell fantastical stories and meet the many weird, wonderful and frightening creatures lurking in the woods. Puppetry incorporates physicality, voice work, and lots of teamwork. We will be improving our dexterity, specificity and character work, as well as using our imaginations to bring the impossible to life.
Min. 10 Max: 15
August 28- September 1
Friday, September 1, 4:00pm
Directed by Steven Sterne
Written by Jennifer Dice
Nikola Tesla was, perhaps, the most brilliant inventor of the 19th and 20th centuries; the discovery of electricity, radio, and several technologies that – if ever brought to fruition – could prove even more revolutionary. His life was tragic, but in Dice’s play the tables are turned. The first two thirds closely follow history, but the last part of the play shows the future Tesla should have had – a better future, in which Susan B Anthony is President of the United States, and Thomas Edison admits that Tesla is the better scientist.
Roles include Tesla, Edison, George Westinghouse, financier Andrew Carnegie, Marie Curie, manners maven Emily Post, and a host of newsies, ditch diggers and talking pigeons, and more.
Min: 10 Max: 12
July 17- July 21
Directed by Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako
Conquer those audition nerves and deepen your skills in a small, focused, supportive environment.
*Can be paired with Actor Intensive: Physical Theater for full day camp
Min: 10 Max: 15