Young Actors Theatre Lab to start this summer
The Full Circle Theater Company has a new face: the Young Actors Theater Lab (YTAL).
YATL’s website is currently under construction and can be found at www.myyatl.com. YATL can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office space is currently under construction, but when complete YATL can be reached at 304-876-1350.
Registration is currently underway for the following programs. Comedy of Errors (Production Workshop) for ages 8 through 18. Production workshops allow participants to learn first-hand what is involved in producing a show for our main stage. Eight weeks’ worth of rehearsals and various workshops including anything from makeup to stage combat, culminate in a production open to the public. All participants are guaranteed a place in the case or crew, as they prefer. Participation fee is $150. The time of the workshops vary, and the schedule is determined after consultation with participants’ calendars and conflicts. First rehearsal was April 23 with final performance June 17.
Summer camps are available. They include:
Theater Immersion-The most popular summer adventure! For ages 10 through teen, or for those with some experience in theater, students in this camp are immersed in the theater experience, learning firsthand many aspects of theater production.
Fun, hands-on games, activities, classes and rehearsals culminate in a full-scale production of the play Peter Pan on the main stage the evening of the final day of camp. Dates run from July 30 to August 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (to 9 p.m. on final day of class).
Participation fee is $300.
Technical Theater is for ages 10 through 18. This camp focuses exclusively on technical theater. Students will learn the many different roles technicians play behind the scenes, and will learn to use the theater equipment firsthand, as they run two camp productions on the main stage. Camp dates are July 23 through August 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. (to 1 p.m. on July 27 and 9 p.m. on August 10). Participation fee is $225.
Shakespeare is for ages 13 through 18. This teen-focused camp will provide an introduction to the Bard and Rennaissance-original practices. Campers will have fun, while learning to feel comfortable performing Shakespeare’s amazing work. There will be a performance for family and friends on the evening of the last day of camp. Camp runs from July 2 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (to 9 p.m. on final day of class). Participation fee is $300.
Creative Drama is for ages 5 through 9, or beginners to the performing arts. This introductory camp leads children gently through the creative process toward developing a character and telling a story. The final hour of class will be a performance for family and friends. Camp dates are May 28 to June 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation fee is $150.
Puppet is for ages 5 through 9. Campers will learn the art of puppetry, working together to create puppets and prepare a performance for family and friends on the final day of camp. Dates run June 4 through 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation fee is $150.
Storybook Theater is for ages 5 through 9, or beginners to the performing arts. This introductory camp will focus on developing characters for the stage from beloved childhood stories. Campers will learn the important elements of performing for an audience. The final hour of class will be a performance for family and friends.
Dates of the camp are July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation fee is $150.