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Much Ado in a Week

February Vacation Camp
February 19-23
For ages 12 and Up

MAW Artistic Director Melissa Lourie leads a week long vacation theater camp where students age 12 and up will tackle one of Shakespeare’s most revered comedies, Much Ado About Nothing.  Working with a slimmed down script, we will bring the story of Beatrice and Benedick to life while training our voices and bodies to bring as much clarity and heart to the text as possible in a week’s time.

A gallery of hilarious supporting characters and notable villains round out the story and bring tremendous acting opportunities for the whole group.  Come learn new skills and enjoy the opportunity to work on this magnificent play with Melissa and a staff of Shakespeare professionals.  Our work will culminate in a production at week’s end.

Adults welcome too!

9-noon
$250

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

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Getting at Liveness-A Puppetry Workshop for Adults

March 19 and 20th
Ages 18 and up

No experience necessary, only a willingness to dive in and take risks. All abilities welcome.

What makes us irresistible on stage? Compelling? Funny? Lovable? And what makes an object seem alive? Over the course of two evenings, students will learn the basics of bringing everyday objects to life through easy, fun exercises. They’ll also practice developing a rhythm and breath for an object to give it a unique personality. Meanwhile, we’ll practice seeing each other and being seen on stage– in ways that are simple, silent, and human. Finally, students will practice bringing an object to life on stage, while performing their most fantastic self for a short, improvised piece that creates a relationship between themselves and a living object.

About Donna:

Donna Oblongata is a theatre artist and writer. In 2006, she co-founded the punk rock theatre company, The Missoula Oblongata, with whom she made and toured critically acclaimed plays around the country for seven years. Before moving to Philadelphia, she was also a member of the collective Wham City, directing a touring stage adaptation of the movie Jurassic Park that Rolling Stone cited as one of the reasons Baltimore had the “Best Scene in the Country.”

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

6-9pm
$75

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THT Kids with Nikki Juvan

Tuesdays, February 27- April 17 (no class on March 13 or April 10)
For Ages 5-7

Acting, singing, creativity, and imagination are all part of this class for young performers. Build theater skills, collaborate on an original play, and have fun! The class will culminate in a performance on April 17th.

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

3:30-4:30
$150
 

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Contemporary Dance with Hanna Satterlee

Wednesdays February 28- April 18 (no class on March 14 or April 11)
For Adults 18+

Come enjoy a collective group experience of training and evolving physically- through use of classic contemporary dance technique,  fused with improvisation, composition and play. Paying direct attention to our alignment and to physics, we will condition our strength, stability and clarity, while simultaneously exercising our personal aesthetic and defining our own unique artistry. We will begin a new discovery of dancing in this lifetime. Photo credit: Derrick Senior

6-7:15
$150

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Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

Musical Theater Tool Kit with Jack DesBois and Erica Furgiuele

April Vacation Camp
April 23- 27
For ages 8-15

Love musical theater? Erica and Jack will instruct students in the groundwork of this thrilling and challenging art form.  Students will explore vocal production, presentation, choreography, characters and more, using text and songs from some of their favorite musicals.  Designed for ages 8-15, this class will help students of all abilities to grow as performers, culminating in a performance at Project Independence Elder Day Center. Everyone will walk away with a useful acting/singing/dancing toolkit and a renewed confidence in his or her own ability to perform.

9-noon
$175

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

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Franken Young Company

For ages 12-17
Sundays February 25- April 29 with a performance at 6pm Monday, April 30th  

For young actors with some experience. We will develop an ensemble that tells the intricate parts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exploring the relationship between the scientist, his fiancée and the monster.

1-3pm
$160

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

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Frankenstein: The Trunk Show

The Frankenstein Improviso Company 
Mondays February 26-April 30 with a performance at 6pm Monday, April 30th. (no class on March 12 or April 9)
Ages 8-11 

Join the Improviso ensemble as we present the rich and mysterious world of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story. There will be lots of acting opportunities for everyone with a focus on characterization and spooky story telling.

3:30-5pm
$160

Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players and the Town Hall Theater education department. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

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Summer Camps 2018

Join Town Hall Theater for two exciting Young Company Camps!

July 9-28
Young Company’s Musical 

Director Doug Anderson will guide young actors on a journey through rehearsal to opening night. This camp concludes in the production of a wonderful musical, whose title will be revealed soon! 

1 – 4 pm, Mon-Fri
Tuition $275 (or $400 for both Young Company camps)

Some scholarships are available through a generous grant from the Middlebury Community Players and THT Education.  For more information, call 802-388-1436 or email education@townhalltheater.org


August 6- 22 2018
Young Company presents The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams’ classic play about memory, magic and misfits gets the Young Company treatment as cast members explode the text and make it their own. Auditions by appointment August 1-3. The Company will perform August 21 & 22. 

9am-noon Mon-Fri
Tuition $275 (or $400 for both Young Company camps)

Some scholarships are available through a generous grant from the Middlebury Community Players and THT Education.  For more information, call 802-388-1436 or email education@townhalltheater.org

Also coming this summer:

The return of Rock It Science- June 18 thru 22nd

June 25 -29 THT Kids with Nikki Juvan

July 9-12 Dance with Karen Amirault

July 16-20 The Best of Merry Poppins with Kendra Gratton