Summer Programs 2014
All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit
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To Register Contact Michelle Meima or Jane Baker
Financial Aid available--applications due May 23
Programs begin the week of June 23, 2014
NEW SUMMER-LONG PROGRAM:
Brave Young Vaudevillians for ages 7-9
June 23-August 15; 8:30am-4:30pm
Sign up for 2-week sessions Tuition: $450
June 23-27 and June 30-July 4 $450
July 7-11 and July14-18 $450
July 21-25 and July 28-August 1 $450
August 4-8 and August 11-15 $450
Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, theater arts education and training? This is the one! We'll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and so much more! Creating spectacular vaudeville shows for friends and family throughout the summer!
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
Directors: to be announced
Junior: ages 9 – 11
June 23-July 6 9:00am-3:30pm (training and rehearsal)
Performances: July 5 and 6
Senior: ages 12 – 15
July 14-26 9:00am-3:30pm (training and rehearsal)
Performances: July 25 and 26
Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly. You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for eleven years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!
MUSICAL THEATER: Suessical, Jr
Director: Alisa Hauser
Performing: August 8-16
July 21- August 16, 9:00am-4pm
This show has already been cast.
Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters come to life in this high energy, heart warming musical. Seussical Jr. is a story of loyalty, perseverance and acceptance with a non-stop fantastic musical score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. We follow Horton the Elephant on his quest to save The Who's, but it doesn't stop there. We journey through the Jungle of Nool, visit the Circus McGurkus, and even swim in McElligot's pool. Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, Yertle the Turtle and many more of your favorite Seuss characters will leap off the page and onto the NEYT stage for this summer's musical. Broadway veteran Alisa Hauser directs and choreographs with Deniz Cordell as musical director. Suitable for ALL ages, this is a show not to be missed!
THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Directors: Laura Lawson Tucker & Darlene Jensen
West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro
June 23– July 11 (No camp July 4) 8:30am-12:00pm
Performance: "Extravaganza Happening" July 12 at the West Village Meeting House, 7pm
During this three-week summer seminar we will create a pageant that springs from the students' ideas-a multidimensional show that creates a dynamic experience for the audience. The students of mixed ages and abilities will have workshops in acting, creative movement, drumming, and creating with fabric and technology. While using our "Growing Ideas Laboratory" everyone will try out ideas,
experiment, revise, develop, change and help create a pageant of color, movement, poetry, song, and acting.
*Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences!*
Contact the Directors for further details:
Director: Jonny Flood
Performing: July 5 and 6
June 23 – July 6 9:00am -3:30pm
Green Street School
Kids and adults everywhere have heard about the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. They usually think of his plays as hard to understand, humorless and dull. Boy, are they wrong! Get Thee to the Funnery will take you on the fun, funny and action packed journey of your life when you act out this summer’s Jr. Shakespeare play. We will teach you how to act Shakespeare as if you were a college student and a fool at the same time. Your vocabulary will grow by 100% and your acting skills will triple! If you want to become a good actor and you’re between the age of 12 and 19, this program is for you.
CIRCUS MINIMUS: Zombie Circus
Director: Kevin O'Keefe
Oak Grove School
July 8-19 9am - 3pm
Performing: July 19
Calling all ghouls, undead and other nefarious creatures of
the night. It is that time of the year again. Your chance to runaway to
join the circus, scar your Mom and Dad with juggling, clowning and partner
acrobatic delights and still be home for dinner. Every day will be a new
adventure. Students will explore tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner
acrobatic, art, theater, dance, stilt, and the unicycle!. So don’t
wait–sign up now for the greatest time of your life; we want you in the
act! Directed by ringmaster Kevin O'Keefe and friends.
SENIOR SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet
Directors: Rebecca Waxman, with Keely Eastley
June 23 – July 13 10:00am-5:00pm
(note time difference from previous Shakespeare programs)
Performing July 11-13
Keely Eastley and Rebecca Waxman take students on an advanced and in-depth leap into the Bard. The Senior Shakespeare program is an experience of a lifetime for young actors who are ready to dedicate three weeks of the summer to their craft. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's longest and most revered plays - beloved for its stunning language, and its rich themes of loyalty, revenge, madness and moral corruption. In this exploration, the text will be distilled to its most vital scenes of human interaction, while playing off the stage and all around the rooms and grounds of NEYT. Be a part of this inventive and energized production that will electrify both actors and audiences.
LEAP INTO ACTING
Teacher: Stephen Stearns
August 4-11 9:00am -12:00pm
“Playful pedagogy for petite players!” Leap Into Acting focuses on finely fixing first-timers’ tips of the tongue, teeth and lips around tricky text; tuning students’ appetites to comedy and dramedy; and cleverly clowning camaraderie. Kids will explore characters, poetry, music and clowning, and be grinning from ear to ear while begging their parents to stay and play all night. This program blends acting games with effective voice and physical training. Children are introduced to the magic of theater along with the rhythms and rhymes of our amazing English language.
TECHNICAL THEATER PROGRAM
Teachers: Rick Barron, with Jerry Stockman
June 23-July 26; 9am-3:30pm weekdays + all weekend performances
July 28-Sunday, August 16; 9am-3:30pm weekdays + all weekend performances
The technical theater program at NEYT trains students in elements of stage carpentry and set construction, painting, decorating, and set management- moving sets and set pieces, changing sets between scenes or shows, and generally being responsible for all that the audiences see and the actors use during a performance of a play. In addition, they learn how to light a show, and operate lights, sound, and follow spots when needed. In the summer, this is particularly intense, as we do 4 melodramas, a major Shakespeare and a major musical, and several other smaller productions, all in the space of 8 weeks. The time commitment is huge, so be sure you can make all the dates if you sign up.
For any new techies out there- you will help design, build, assemble, and paint the sets, change sets between shows, run lights, sound, projections, and follow-spots as needed. You are a vital part of each production and performance, so make sure you can handle the time commitment. We may be able to allow the occasional day off during the week, if there is no tech or dress rehearsal going on that absolutely requires your attendance.