This season adventurous, committed teenagers can experience cutting-edge theater in a challenging, new way. The winter/spring Teen Repertory Company will be not be approaching theater in the same old way. Students in grades 9-12 will have the unique opportunity to expand not only their acting skills, but their directing, designing and producing skills as well.
This winter the Teen Repertory Company is putting together an experience we like to call an [Not-Yet- Titled Awesome Evening of Theater].
Company members, guided by director Ken O’Brien and a team of skilled
professional designers, will be immersed in all aspects of the
theatrical production experience--acting, directing, design and
producing. At the beginning of the process, students will form
production “teams”. Each team will produce a one-act play. Not only
are the students acting in one (or several) of these plays, they also
take on a creative production role from different production
departments. In this way, the company members gain more experience in
areas “behind the scenes” and can help guide the vision of the plays.
growth that a young actor experiences when they have the opportunity to
stand on the other side of the stage is monumental. Directing a play
not only teaches you another set of artistic skills, but it makes you
realize more about the craft of the actor. Being able to understand the
role and responsibilities of other departments, makes you a better
collaborator. Not just on stage, but in life,” said Executive Director
“We are really excited to have the opportunity to tackle great
one-act and short plays that our company is normally not able to stage”
said director Ken O’Brien.
Production teams will be assembled after the audition process, and
will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30pm beginning
February 5. The final performance is scheduled for May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
A Pre-Audition workshop will give students a chance to build skills prior to the auditions. The Pre-Audition workshop will be Tuesday, January 22 from 7:00-9:00pm. Auditions will be Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Students that are not available at this time can contact Oddfellows to
make an individual appointment. There is no cost to audition. Tuition
for the Teen Repertory Company is $250. Scholarship assistance is
Registration for Oddfellows' Winter Session of classes is going on now,
with classes beginning the week of January 28. Classes in technical
theater, playwrighting and acting are offered for students ages 3-18.
Visit www.oddfellows.org for a full list of offerings.