July 14th - 16th 2017
Ages: This workshop is open to ages 10 - 18 (no experience required)
Dates: July 14th-16th, 10am-6pm each day
Location: Farmington Rehearsal Space (306 Oak Street, Farmington, 55024)
Participation Fee: $35 (unfortunately scholarships are not available)
A total of 20 participants will be accepted into the workshop (first-come, first-served) and we are seeking a minimum of 10 participants.
About the Workshop: Learn the key aspects of producing a short play from conception through performances! The Play-Makers workshop will walk participants through the process of writing, casting, directing and acting in their own, original, short production(s). Participants should expect to get involved in all areas of the production process. Pending the number of participants, some may take on a directing role but not an acting role (or vice-versa) pending interest. Participants will work with one another, under the guidance of the course instructors, to create an original show (similar to what would happen in a 24-hour play competition). At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to perform the show for friends and family at a casual closing performance and reception.
Participants MUST bring their own bag lunch each day (or parents must be comfortable with their actor walking alone to a nearby lunch spot - aka Subway). Water and snacks will be provided but participants are welcome to bring these items as well.
Lead Instructor: Josh Hannaman - is a CCT alumni. Josh secured the lead role in his first production with CCT (the 2006 production of Baba Yaga) and performed another lead role in CCT's 2008 production of Beauty and the Beast. During high school, Josh moved to North Dakota where he continued to study theater with an emphasis on acting and characterization. Josh also has a background in theater direction, vocal performance and set/prop design. Josh assistant directed portions of CCT's 2015 production of Baba Yaga and also helped with CCT's 2016 production of Yo, Vikings!
Assistant Instructor: Kayla Yaeger - was a youth performer with CCT from 1993-2001 when she changed her emphasis from acting to directing. Kayla took over as Executive Director of CCT in 2006 and has held the position since that time. Kayla has been the lead director on 18 full-length productions for CCT and 3 one-acts. In addition to directing, Kayla has written three original scripts for the organization (The Emperor's New Clothes, Jack Frost, King Arthur and Princess Arthena) and has also founded Plays for Large Casts, a script-licensing organization that is a sub-brand of CCT.
*This workshop is funded in part by funds from the ECMC GO! Grant Program.