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    Theater Lab: Tech Soup (SPRING)

    Grades 7 - 12
    • Lab sessions

      March 26, April 2, April 23, April 30, May 7

      assorted Sundays

      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

    • Cost

      $110 for all five, or $25 per class

    • Enrollment

      Min: 6 per session, Max: 12 per session

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    Theater Lab: Smooth Moves for Smooth Actors (SPRING)

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Lab 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.

    • Cost

      $50

    • Enrollment

      Min: 6 Max: 12

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    The Three Musketeers

    Grades 5-8
    • Rehearsal

      June 26 – July 7
      (no class on July 4)

      Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

    • Tech

      July 10 – July 14

      Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

    • Performances

      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.

    • Cost

      $540

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10, Max: 15

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    Snoopy! The Musical

    Grades 7-12
    • Rehearsals

      June 26-July 14

      Monday-Friday

      6:00pm-9:00pm

    • Tech Dates

      Tech: July 17-July 21

      Monday-Friday

      6:00pm-9:00pm

    • Performance Dates

      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”).

    • Cost

      $600

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    As You Like It (Full day/Full week camp)

    Grades 6-8
    • Rehearsals and Tech

      July 24-July 28

      Monday-Friday

      9:00am-4:00pm

    • Performance

      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.

    • Cost

      $450

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    Forest Lore: Dark Tales Told Through Puppetry

    6-12
    • Rehearsals

      August, 7- August, 17
      Monday-Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Tech

      August, 21- August, 24
      Monday-Thursday
      6:00pm-9:00pm

       

    • Performances

      Friday, August 25, 7:00pm
      Saturday, August 26, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
      Sunday, August 27, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    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.

    • Cost

      $600

    • Enrollment

      Min. 10 Max: 15

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    The Secret History of Nikola Tesla

    Grades 5-8
    • Rehearsals and Tech

      August 28- September 1

      Monday-Friday

      12:30pm-5:30pm

    • Performance

      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.

    • Cost

      $300

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 12

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    Actor Intensive: Acting and Audition Technique

    Grades 7-10
    • Class Times

      July 17- July 21

      Monday- Friday

      1:00pm-4:00pm

    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

    • Cost

      $180

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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