This class is by audition only!
There will be MANDATORY Parent Meetings on either Tues, August 20 or Wed, August 21 from 5‐6:30pm for anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage. This is a chance to determine if 3rd Stage is really right for your child and to explain the commitment, expectations and goals of the class. The instructor will also review what the audition will consist of and hand‐out the paperwork that needs to be filled out for the audition. It does not matter which day you choose to attend. The audition form you fill out will allow you to indicate your child’s preferred class day. Auditions EITHER Tues, August 27 or Wed, August 28 from 5‐6:30pm.
The class will meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday (pending casting) from 5‐6:30pm each week, starting September 10 or 11 thru performances the weekend of JANUARY 10th-11th 2020 (we will skip all classes from Dec 11-Jan 5)
3rd Stage Production Test Drive AUDITION Dates & Times
Tues, August 27 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm
OR (it doesn’t matter which day you choose)
Wed, August 28 please arrive by 5pm for paperwork—bring your calendar!—the audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm
The audition will consist of a 1-hour test drive class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition. All auditionees will need to bring a current authorization / release form and a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition.
We assume you will audition on the day of week that suits your schedule (Tues or Wed)—if either day would work for you, please include this on your audition form. Yes, paperwork matters—it is essential to help the students AND the parents understand what goes into doing a real show.
Cast List will be announced Fri, Aug 30th.
Tuition is $250– payable after casting
This is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.” Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run. The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.
Students participate in a Test Drive Audition before regular session classes begin. This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director and crew a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction. Actors will then be invited via email to take the class as a pre-cast participant. If a student is not invited into the class, they will still be able to enroll in one of our regular semester classes.
Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the directors and mentors. In addition, they will see young artists take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!
Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule. They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.” Everybody learns!
We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction. At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged!
Classes will meet
Sept 10 or 11
Sept 17 or 18
Sept 24 or 25
Oct 1 or 2
Oct 8 or 9
Oct 15 or 16
SKIP WEEK Oct 22 and 23
Oct 29 or 30
Nov 5 or 6
Nov 12 or 13
Nov 19 or 20
Combined class on Tues, Nov 26 (in order to skip Wednesday for Thanksgiving break)
Dec 3 or 4
Dec 10 or 11
SKIP MID-DECEMBER THROUGH EARLY JANUARY
Brush up rehearsals for both casts will be Sun, Jan 5th – mid-afternoon/early evening
Tech rehearsals for both casts, (Mon-Thur) Jan 6, 7, 8, 9 from 4:30-6:30pm
Performances Fri, Jan 10th at 5pm and Sat, Jan 11th at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm
3rd Stage Mentors/Tech Crew for Grades 5-12 – please contact Traysie Amick [email protected] if you are interested in assisting this class each week all the way through the performances. Mentors come 30 minutes prior to the actual class time (so 4:30 on either Tues or Wed) to help prepare material for the class start at 5pm. You will act as a mentor to the younger students during the rehearsal process (help with writing down blocking, developing character, rehearsing lines, etc) and become the full run crew for the tech rehearsals and performances. There is no cost for this learning experience, but YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE SEMESTER with minimal expected absences (none allowed during tech/performances).