Join us at OMNI Youth Services this summer to participate in an exhilarating and creative summer of self-expression as we create theatre based on the issues and ideas you contribute! Hone your skills as an actor or experience acting for the first time! Meet new people and enjoy fun rehearsals and field trips!
What: The Summer Theatre Workshop will serve as the training period for the members of the REALITY Theatre Troupe for the 2013-2014 school year. We will develop and polish performance skills through theatre games, improvisation and ensemble building exercises. We will identify and explore issues relevant to today’s teenagers, and will write and create material for performances based on our own stories. We will shape this material into performance pieces which we will present at local schools throughout the upcoming school year. We’ll take a few exciting field trips as well.
Who: Interested teens, grades 9-12, who must pledge to be completely substance free (i.s. cigarettes, alcohol, drugs) and to make healthy life choices. NO PRIOR THEATRE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! You just need a desire to participate!
When: Six-week session will be held SUNDAYS from June 23-July 28th. 4pm-7pm
Where: OMNI Youth Services, 1111 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
There is no audition needed to participate in the summer program. Staff will conduct an informal skills assessment at the first cast meeting. Participants in the summer session will have “returning cast member” status at the Fall Auditions for the 2013-2014 REALITY Theatre Troupe.
If you cannot participate in the complete session due to family travel, job, camp or other obligations, you are still encouraged to attend when you can. Please discuss with REALITY staff.
To register for the REALITY Theatre Summer Program or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janet Jesse at 847.353.1706 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer Theatre Workshop will be led by Melissa Jacobs Estes, the artistic director of REALITY Theatre. Melissa comes to OMNI with over 28 years experience as a high school theatre teacher and director. She will be assisted by Smantha Gassel, a recent graduate in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Janet Jesse will serve as the Workshop’s administrative coordinator. Janet has years of experience as a not-for-profit executive coordinating fine arts programs and events for high schools, Girl Scouts and other youth groups.