| Class|| Times|| Max Enrollment|| || More Information|
| ||Maker's Workshop: Devilfish|| 10:00 am - 3:00 pm || 10 || || |
Go behind the scenes to explore the story, themes, characters, and songs from our high school summer production of Devilfish. Work with designers to shape the show’s set, lighting, sound, costumes, and props.
Youth registered for the production are automatically enrolled in this Maker’s Workshop at no additional cost. Others (maximum of 10) make meaningful contributions to the show with a shorter time commitment. Maker’s Workshop participants who are not cast members will receive first consideration for tech crew roles.
Who: Rising 9th-12th graders
When: June 12-16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (bring a lunch each day)
| ||Devilfish|| 10:00 am - 3:00 pm || 35 || || |
DEVILFISH is a new work by playwright Jay Eddy. The musical is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s dark and punishing LITTLE MERMAID set between the bioluminescent sea and a Florida freak show just before the birth of Disney World. Listen to a sampling of the music at jayeddy.com/music.
Who: Rising 9th-12th graders* (* = Class of '22 and '23 grads who have been cast in a previous BWTC production may also register). All youth registered will be cast in the show. Audition details TBD.
When: Rehearsals held Monday - Friday, July 10 - 19 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (bring a lunch each day). Additional tech rehearsals from 5:00-9:30 pm on July 17-19.
Performances at 7:00 pm on July 20-22 & 27-29 and at 2:00 pm on July 23 & 30
Cost: $550.00 (includes optional participation in Maker’s Workshop: Devilfish held June 12-16 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Directed by Maridee Slater
| ||So, You Wanna Be a Playwright?|| 10:00 am - 12:00 pm || 12 || || |
You'll learn the basics of script development by writing a 10-minute (short) play. Topics include:
- What is a play?
- Writing for theatre (focusing on plot, character, scene, and emotiion)
- Directing from the page
- Audience point of view
- How to critique
- Keeping it positive/being receptive
- Less is more
- Next steps
Be ready to come to the first class with an idea for a story. It's ok to start with something mundane (ex: "Getting Ready for School Gone Awry or "It Was an Ordinary Lunch on Tuesday Until...").
You'll have an assignment each week (due Thursday evening) in preparation for the next class. Scripts will be reviewed every week. You'll collaborate with others to improve and progress your script. The final class will include a staged reading of your script for participants, family members, and friends.
Who: Rising 6th-8th graders
When: Saturdays, July 15 - August 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Brian Cern
| ||Maker's Workshop: Children of Eden JR.|| 9:30 am - 3:30 pm || 10 || || |
Go behind the scenes to explore the story, characters, and songs from our summer production of Children of Eden JR. Work with designers to shape the show’s set, lighting, sound, costumes, and props.
Youth registered for the production are automatically enrolled in this Maker’s Workshop at no additional charge. Others (maximum of 10) make meaningful contributions to the show with a shorter time commitment. Middle school Maker’s Workshop participants who are not cast members will receive first consideration for tech crew roles.
Who: Rising 3rd-8th graders
When: July 20, 21, 24 & 25 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (bring a lunch each day)
| ||Fractured Fairy Tales|| 5:30 - 7:30 pm || 20 || || |
Step into a world of magic and possibility. Explore enchanted forests, castles, kingdoms, and characters of classic fairy tales - with your unique take on the story. You'll learn the basics of fairy tale structure so you can BREAK ALL OF THE RULES and create your own fractured fairy tales (ones that are not as we remember them but rather how you want them to be). Change up the characters, plot, setting, point of view, or moral of your fairy tale and share it with family and friends during a performance on the last day of class.
Who: Rising 3rd-5th graders
When: Mondays, July 24 - August 21, 5:30-7:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Casey Marie Holmes
| ||Children of Eden JR.|| 9:30 am - 3:30 pm || 35 || || |
Join our moving, foot-stomping musical production for elementary and middle schoolers. From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive musical, Children of Eden JR. has plenty of roles and life lessons for everyone.
Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. As generations pass, faith and loyalty are tested, but the bonds of family and love remain strong.
Learn more about the roles and listen to a sampling of the music at https://www.mtishows.com/children-of-eden-jr
Who: Rising 3rd-8th graders* (* = rising 9th graders who have been cast in a previous BWTC production may also register). All youth registered will be cast in the show. Audition details TBD.
When: Rehearsals held Monday - Friday, July 26 - August 9, 2023 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (bring a lunch each day) and from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm on August 10.
Performances at 7:00 pm on August 10-12 & 17-19 and at 2:00 pm on August 13 & 20
Cost: $600.00 (includes optional participation in Maker’s Workshop: Children of Eden JR. held July 21-22 & 24-25 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
| ||How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play|| 9:00 am - 4:00 pm || 25 || || |
Using a one act comedy by playwright Don Zolidis, you'll go from table read to performance in the span of a week! You will have the option of auditioning during the week of August 13th in order to get a jump start on learning your lines. Everyone will be assigned one or more speaking roles from the play. Actors will perform the play for family and friends on August 25th at 3:00 pm.
Play summary: “Some day it’s going to happen: You’re going to find yourself on stage, wearing tights, and saying things in iambic pentameter. Face it, you’re in a Shakespeare play, and that means it’s a pretty good bet you’re going to DIE. The Bard is out for blood, but this play is here to stop him! How could Romeo and Juliet survive? Julius Caesar? A nameless soldier in Henry the Fifth? What if King Lear had an emotional support llama and didn’t need to make terrible mistakes? Join us in discovering how a dozen of Shakespeare’s plays could’ve turned out differently! If only they listened…” -Stage Partners
Who: Rising 6th-8th graders
When: August 21-25, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (bring a lunch each day)
Teaching Artist: Brian Cern