Saline Area Players invites middle and high school students to a weeklong introduction to Shakespeare, culminating with a performance of a short, fun, adaptive version for kids of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on June 22 for family and friends. In addition to the background on Shakespeare and the play, they will work on: stage presence and posture, voice projection and diction, expression and delivery of lines, basic stage directions, character development, and other aspects that go into making a quality production.
A Week with Shakespeare is being presented by Saline Area Players under the direction of Catherine Rogers. Catherine is a homeschooling parent and teacher. She has created a class called Literature to Drama for middle school students where they study a Shakespeare play and stage an hour-long adaptation over the course of the school year. She is currently the music director for two high school musicals and a voice teacher. Catherine sings with the U of M Choral Union and she will sing for the Beaver Island Festival this summer. She is excited to bring Shakespeare to the stage in Saline! Participants should wear clothes and shoes that they can move in easily, and bring a light snack and bottle of water.
GRADES: 6th thru 12th (limited to 20 participants)
DATE: JUNE 17-22
TIME: 9AM - NOON
WHERE: The 5th Corner (unfortunately NOT handicapped accessible-there are stairs)
211 Willis Road, Saline
(includes a script and free performance/reception for friends and family on JUNE 22 at noon).
Registration and payment deadline: 6/3/2019
Interested? For more details and registration information, visit our website: www.salineareaplayers.org.