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Summer Programs 2015

 Summer Programs  2015

 

Registration Form 

All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit

To Register Contact Michelle Meima or Jane Baker
802-246-6398 Ext 101 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Financial Aid available--applications due June 1

Programs begin the week of June 22, 2015

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Brave Young Vaudevillians
Director: Hayden Bunker
Ages 6-9

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!
Tuition: any two week session for $450
8:30-4:30
June 22 to July 3, Hayden Bunker and Amy Majer
July 6 to July 17, Hayden Bunker (Assoc. Director TBA)
July 20 to July 31, Hayden Bunker and Kristina Meima
August 3 to August 14,  Hayden Bunker and Maia Gilmour
Performances:
4pm performances on the last Friday of each 2 week session
July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14

Vaudevillian Summer Program Pre-Registration Form pdf
 


 

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL I
Junior Melodrama Directed by - Jane Baker and Henry Weisel
Ages: 9-11
Senior Melodrama Directed by - Micheal Trzos and Maia Gilmour
Ages: 12-15

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 twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 22 to July 3
Monday through Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Shows: Friday, July 3, 6pm
NO SHOW Saturday, July 4
Sunday, July 5, 2pm and 6pm


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 twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL II
Junior Melodrama Directed by  - Micheal Trzos and Zoe Guttenplan
Ages: 9-11
Senior Melodrama Directed by  - Jay Gelter and Maia Gilmour
Ages: 12-15

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 twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 13 to July 24
Monday through Friday, 9-3:30
Performances:
Friday, July 24, 6pm
Saturday, July 25, 2pm and 6pm
 

 


 


MUSICAL THEATER: Urinetown



Directed by Rebecca Waxman, with Alli Lubin as musical director and Alisa Hauser as choreographer and vocal coach
ages 12-19

A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three TONY Awards, three Outer Critic‚ Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the comedic romp  into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Auditions: Wednesday, March 4, 4pm
Tuition $500
Rehearsals: July 20 to August 7
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm
Performances:
Friday, August 7, 7pm
Saturday, August 8, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 9, 2pm
NO SHOW Monday, August 10
Tuesday, August 11, 7pm
Wednesday, August 12, 7pm
Thursday, August 13, 7pm
Friday, August 14, 7pm
Saturday, August 15, 2pm and 7pm

*Auditions Required
 

 


THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM

Extravaganza Happening!
Theatre Adventure Program
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Ages 7-adult

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!*


Tuition: $425
Rehearsals: June 22 to July 10; 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Performances:
July 10, 7:00 pm


Contact the Directors for further details:
Laura Lawson Tucker 257-7024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Darlene Jenson 254-9528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare



Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Jonny Flood and Rosa Palmeri
Ages: 11-19

Adults and young people alike tend to think of Shakespeare and his plays are hard to understand, humorless, and dull. However, we at Get Thee to the Funnery disagree! Your two weeks at the Funnery performing this year, "Romeo and Juliet" will take you on the fun, funny, and action-packed journey of your life. This masterpiece and its story of friendship, love, community, conflict, and clowns will be our¬framework for self-exploration, empowerment, skill-building, and of course, fun. We will help you to perform the highest-quality Shakespeare around! Your vocabulary will grow by 100% and your acting skills will triple! If you want to become a good actor and you‚ are between the ages of 11 and 19, this program is for you.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 22 to July 3, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Green Street School
Performances at NEYT:
Thursday, July 2, 7pm
Sunday, July 5, 11am

 

 


CIRCUS MINIMUS: In Search of Pirate's Booty



Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
Ages 7-13


Ahoy maties! Join Captain Kevin O’Keefe and climb aboard the HMS Circus Minimus! We will set sails for foreign lands in search of the elusive pirate booty. Lad and lassies come join yer ship mates and witness the marauding. They will climb the yardarm (do partner acro), walk the plank (that’s a tightwire, for you land lubbers) and juggle the jewels of the Seven Seas.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 7 to July 17
Monday through Friday, 9-3:30
Location: Oak Grove School
Performances at NEYT:
Saturday, July 18, 4pm and 7pm


 

 

SENIOR SHAKESPEARE:  The Tempest

Directed by Peter Gould, Vocal and text intensive with Keely Eastley
Ages: 14-19


Tuition: $500
June 22  – July 10,  9am-4:00pm


 Performances:
Friday, July 10, 7pm
Saturday, July 11, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 12, 2pm
                 

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, has been living on a primitive island with his fifteen-year-old daughter, Miranda, for the past 12 years. His dukedom had been usurped by his own brother, Antonio, whom Prospero had entrusted to manage the affairs of government while he was concentrating on his study of the liberal arts. With the support of Alonso, the King of Naples, Antonio conspired against his brother to become the new Duke of Milan. A second shipwreck brings ashore the enemies of Prospero and the man of Miranda’s dreams. The Tempest is filled with majesty, hilarity, music, magic, and surprise.

Auditions: Sunday, March 8, 12pm and Monday, March 16, 4pm

*Auditions Required

  

 

 


LEAP INTO ACTING 

Instructor Stephen Stearns
Ages 8-11

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.


Tuition: $235
August 3 to 7, 9am to 12pm

 

 


TECHNICAL THEATER PROGRAM

The Summer Tech program at NEYT offers students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of set design, construction, painting, and installing on stage.  When that phase is complete, the techies are involved in running the shows.  Depending on the needs of each particular show, this may include running lights, sound, projection, and follow spot from the booth.  Also, we often need one or more stagehands to move scenery, furniture, props, etc. during a show, and to preset everything before each performance.  And after the last performance of a run, usually on a Sunday afternoon, we strike the set, and make way for the new one.
Summer tech has two sessions. Tech meets daily from 9am to 3:30pm daily on Monday through Friday plus the showtimes unique to each session. It is a really serious time commitment, not to be taken lightly.  On the other hand, of course, you won’t have to fret about what you will do for half of your summer.
Session 1- June 22 - July 18
Tech time 9-3:30 daily Monday–Friday (except for July 13-16), plus show times as given below.
This session includes 2 Melodramas performing July 3 at 6 pm., and July 5 at 2 and 6 pm. (no shows July 4).  Also- Get Thee to the Funnery (Jr.  Shakespeare) on Thursday, July 2 at 7 pm., and Sunday, July 5, at 11 a.m. Also- Sr. Shakespeare- Tempest- July 10-11-12.  Friday 10th at 7, Sat 11th at 2 and 7, and Sun 12th  at 2pm.
Also- 4 days off July 13-16, then back to NEYT for Circus Minimus rehearsal on stage Friday 17th, at 12 noon, and performances Saturday July 18th at 4 and 7.

Session 2—July 14 - August 15
Tech/shop time 9-3:30 Monday through Friday, plus show times as given below.
Melodramas—July 13-25.  Performances on July 24 at 6 p.m., and July 25 at 2 and 6 pm. Sr. Musical—“Urinetown”.  Opens Friday, August 7, at 7 pm., plays Sat. 8th at 2 and 7, Sunday 9th at 2 pm., no show Monday Aug. 10, shows every evening at 7 pm. Tuesday through Saturday August 11-15, and 2 pm. Saturday, August 15.  No show Sunday August 16.
All tech students need to register with the office, and sign a waiver form with medical and contact information.  This needs to be signed by a parent or guardian.  I like to meet all students before they sign up.  Minimum age is usually 13, but I can make exceptions based on an initial meeting with the student and a parent or guardian.
For more information, or to sign up for the summer program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Rick Barron, Tech Director, NEYT.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Home phone -257-0631.  
Cell 339-203-5124 (only while I am in town.)

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