BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company announced that registration is now open for its Dramatic Academy Summer 2015, with opportunities for young performers, developing technicians and those exploring the craft.
“It’s going to be the summer of love at the Bangor Opera House,” said Director of Education Amy Roeder, “because, seriously, what’s funnier or more dramatic than people falling hopelessly, ridiculously, inescapably in and out of love? Hairstyles from the 1980s, that’s what. But we’ve got that, too. In choosing the centerpieces of our two summer sessions, we went straight to the masters of romantic comedy — William Shakespeare and Adam Sandler.”
The schedule is:
- Session 1: “The Wedding Singer” (musical), June 22-July 20. Open to those age 4 to 20.
Performance dates, July 18-20.
Session 1 also offers a special course of study for young people age 14 and up who are interested in work behind the scenes, including set design and construction, stage management, prop design and construction, costuming, lighting, and sound. Because production and performance go hand-in-hand, Tech Track participants will learn alongside their performing peers. Through Tech Track, students will get hands-on training and play an integral role in producing “The Wedding Singer.”
- Session 2: “Much Ado About Nothing,” July 27-Aug. 16. Open to those age 13 and up.
Performance dates, Aug. 14-16. Also, “A Great Big Deal Over Nothing,” for children ages 4 through 12 .
Classes will run 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon for students age 4 to 6; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for students age 7 to 20.
During Session 1, Tech Track will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. One-hour extensions for early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an additional fee.
In addition to rehearsing, students will attend classes on improvisation, theater history, movement, and more, led by seasoned teaching artists and industry professionals. No audition is required, just eagerness to learn and a love of the dramatic arts.
Faculty for Dramatic Academy Summer 2015 will include teaching artists Ben Layman, Amy Roeder, AJ Mooney, Ben McNaboe and others.
For information, visit penobscottheatre.org and click on the Education tab.