CSTPP: Shakespeare's Hamlet
CSTPP's The Laramie Project
The Laramie Project is the powerful and timeless true story of the events surrounding the tragic death of Matthew Shepard, who was attacked because he was gay. In this class, meant for our most audacious and aspiring students, our actors will embody dozens of roles, representing the breadth of reactions to events in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. This instant classic has been hailed as “a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable”. As they explore this challenging and deeply moving play, our actors will learn advanced contemporary theatre techniques as they grow both as performers and as people. Come join us for one of the most captivating and encompassing works of contemporary theater, called “nothing less than an examination of the American psyche.”
Please note: kidsActing's goal is to have students rehearsing together, in person, as soon as it is safe to do so. Classes will begin virtually and will continue in person once rehearsal spaces are open and the city has lifted restrictions.
WHAT QUALIFIES YOU FOR THE PREMIER PLAYERS?
Passion for and dedication to theatre
Willingness to challenge oneself as a performer
Desire to grow as an actor
Commitment to excellence
WHO CAN JOIN THE PREMIER PLAYERS?
Students who would like to join the Premier Players and meet the age requirement but have not participated in any of the above shows may audition for entry. Click HERE to let us know you’d like to audition.
Students who were previously enrolled in the CSTPP's Hamlet or the Advanced level The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; or Alice in Wonderland at kidsActing may enroll by contacting our office or enrolling through the website and do not need to audition for membership.
WHAT WILL YOU DO THIS YEAR?
This season you will work with a team of award-winning professionals, working to improve multiple theatre skills, including:
Multiple roles in The Laramie Project, challenging and expanding your skills in character creation.
Advanced techniques for creating a unified acting ensemble.
Exploring modern drama and "experimental" theatre.
Three in-class Master Classes with industry professionals: Creating character physicality, Northwestern American Accents, "Devised" theatre.
WHAT IS "DEVISED" THEATRE?
This year we will learn about "devised" theatre, the tradition out of which The Laramie Project arose. Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project, when creating The Laramie Project, did not start with a written script. Instead, they used a series of workshops based on taped interviews to develop, or “devise”, what the finished work would be. “Devised” theatre relies not just on a script and director, but also on “actor-creators” who are instrumental in collaboratively creating a new work. To further our understanding of The Laramie Project and the craft used in creating it, our actors will explore various collaborative techniques and methods used to create “devised” works.
SCHEDULE AND TUITION
REHEARSALS: Wednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, 9/23-3/13
TECH REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES: Schedule TBD
CSTPP The Laramie Project:
$420 deposit + $175 payments due 10/1, 11/1, 12,1, 1/1, 2/1 & 3/1 or $1375 paid in full. ENROLL HERE!
Students who enroll in CSTPP The Laramie Project and CSTEE Fiddler on the Roof and/or Advanced Annie will receive a $250 discount on their enrollment.