Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR)

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STAR 2016

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous

 

Rehearsals and performances at Perseverance Theatre

 

Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre’s five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre.

 

It is time to register for Perseverance Theatre’s Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous! Work with local and out-of-town professional directors and designers on one of three exciting shows. This five-week program is perfect for young actors who are committed to theatre and performance. As a theatre training program, STAR is a great opportunity for young people with little experience. In addition to rehearsals, students will participate in daily workshops on voice, movement, and acting technique. Students aged 10-18 will perform one of three plays: the musical Singin’ in the Rain JR., a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, or Extreme Theatre!, an original piece using improvisation, physical theatre, and playwriting.

STAR runs June 27 through July 31. Tuition is $450.

 

The Plays:

Singin’ in the Rain JR.

Adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original screenplay

Songs by Nacio Herb Brown

Lyrics by Arthur Freed

Join director Dawn Kolden in this humorous and uplifting story about love and stardom. As silent films are being replaced with talkies, starlet Lina Lamont is faced with the challenge of making her nasally, high-pitched voice more appealing to the ear. A different arrangement is worked out when fellow actor, Don Lockwood, convinces their film producer to hire another actress he admires, Kathy Selden.

 

Antigone

Adapted by Greg Banks from Sophocles’ play of the same title
Join director Doniece Gott in a modern and lively retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, the tragic story of a young woman’s fight for justice. The unshakable Antigone, determined to give her deceased brother a proper burial against the orders of her equally headstrong uncle, must confront a steadily darkening fate. This play addresses morality, family, sacrifice, and rebellion.

 

Extreme Theatre! 

Seattle-based actor and playwright K. Brian Neel brings his extreme talents to Juneau for the STAR program. He uses physical improvisation to create bold and visionary theatre performed all over the world. Join him in combining physical theatre, Viewpoints, playwriting, and improvisation to create an extreme devised show.

 

Rehearsals:

Monday, June 27-Friday, July 22

MondayFriday, 10am-2pm and 1-5pm

 

Performances:

Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 30

 

Rehearsal/Performance Location:

Perseverance Theatre

 

Who:

Students ages 10-18

 

Registration:

To register, call Tom Robenolt at 907-364-2421, ext. 226.

 

Cost:

$425 if payment is received before May 27, 2016. Tuition after that date is $450.

 

Payment and Refund Policy: If the student is accepted to the program, pays and withdraws before June 10, 2016, 50% of the tuition will be refunded. No refunds thereafter.

 

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Born in 1982, STAR is a 5-week summer program for youth, ages 10-18, which provides young people with the highest quality theatre training opportunities available in Alaska. Through specialized training – which culminates in fully-realized productions – students engage in valuable theatre skills as well as teamwork, discipline, and creative thinking. In 2002, STAR was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of 16 “outstanding American arts programs for young people.”

This five-week program is perfect for young actors who are excited about theatre and performance. As a theatre training program, STAR is also a great opportunity for young people with little to no experience. In addition to rehearsals, students will participate in daily workshops on voice, movement, and acting technique. Students will perform one of three plays.

For more information contact Shona Strauser at 907.364.2421 x232, or shona@perseverancetheatre.org.

STAR is made possible by major support from:

EXXON MOBIL The City & Borough of Juneau
Youth Activities Board

 

Perseverance Theatre

Perseverance Theatre’s mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, cross-cultural collaboration, professional rigor, and regional voice.