There is no better time to explore theatre than with a summer theater workshop.
If you or someone you know are between the ages of 8 and 19 and would like to learn more about acting, makeup, costumes and theater in general, this workshop fits the bill.
With no experience, a little, or even a whole lot, this workshop called ‘Scripts, Stage and Escapades’ is designed for participants to create their own live theaterproduction.
With more than 30 years of performing live theater for the surrounding area, the Wolf River Theatrical Troupe of New London is once again organizing this opportunity for young people yet another choice during the months of summer. Fun and challenges await those who enter the escapades.
Margie Brown, a founder of the community theater, is the principal director/teacher. Brown is a retired school teacher who has a passion for the spoken word. She was a strong presence for school children and encouraged their creativity in many ways.
“I guess, like so many actors and directors in the troupe, I have theater in my blood,” Brown said. “You could say I am full of it.”
Because of this love of teaching children and watching them blossom, Brown is reviving the ‘Scripts, Stage and Escapades’ program.
Unlike the past four years, a full-fledged musical is not the result of the summer program. This year participants will learn about theater through games, using their imagination to participate in improvisation, with lessons on preparing for scenes, monologues, and short plays. Above all, fun is included in the lessons.
Building a cast of young thespians requires that they work closely together to create a convincing presentation.
Each workshop finale provides family, friends, and the public that demonstrates the progress of each individual. A short play will bring down the curtain.
The fun and learning at ‘Scripts, Stage and Escapades’ workshop begins June 15, and ends July 25. Production dates for the final show are July 23, 24, 25 at 7 p.m. Just as adults do, the Fourth of July holiday will allow students to return to the workshop re-energized.
The workshop takes place at the New London High School auditorium and has a schedule of Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $60 per student or $10 a week. The $60 fee must accompany your registration paper. There are a few scholarships available for those who need a bit of help.
There are no tryouts, as everyone who registers is accepted.
Registration is flexible to fit busy schedules. Parents or adults may get the application in several ways. Find them at the New London Public Library or New London Chamber of Commerce office. Call and request an application from Margie Brown at 920-810-3185 or email a request for an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another option is to download the application from the Wolf River Theatrical Troupe website at www.wrtt.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wrttworkshop.
Send all applications for the 2015 Scripts, Stage, and Escapades by mail to Margie Brown, N4078 Thompson Rd., Weyauwega, WI 54983.