Artistic Opportunities

CLP Junior Workshop for Area Youth

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to offer a new youth theatre experience for childrenAudition workshop - boy and teens called “CLP Junior: Break Away from Your Comfort Zone”. The workshop will focus on all performing aspects of a theatre program: acting, singing, dancing and performance readiness skills. Professional teaching artists will work with the participants in each session to help them gain confidence in their performing skills and to understand the workings of the theatre process. Participants will then be guaranteed a spot in the cast of CLP’s youth theatre production, Dr. Dolittle, Jr. which will be presented to schools May 2 – May 5 at the barn theatre and to the public May 5 – 8 in the same location.

The workshop will be held on Saturdays: January 30, February 6, 20, and 27, 2016. The morning workshop will run from 10 am to 12 pm and will include grades 3-7. The afternoon workshop will run from 1 pm to 3 pm and will include grades 8-12. Both workshop sessions will be held at the Cresson Lake Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 427 South Center Street in Ebensburg. Cost of the workshop will be $75 per student if reservations are made on or before January 8, 2016. After January 8, the workshop fee will increase to $85.

Participants who then take their guaranteed spot in Dr. Dolittle, Jr. will still participate in auditions so they have the opportunity to be considered for a role. Auditions will be held Sunday, February 28 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and Monday, February 29 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for grades 3-7 and Sunday February 28 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and Monday, February 29 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm for grades 8-12. The participation fee to perform in Dr. Dolittle, Jr. will be reduced for attendees of the CLP Junior workshop to $25. All other participants will pay a participation fee of $50.

Class sizes are limited so reserve your spot early. Call Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-473-4333 to make your reservation or to learn more. Gift certificates are available to give the workshop as a Christmas or birthday gift. Participation in “CLP Junior: Break Away from Your Comfort Zone” would be a great way to give your child, grandchild, niece or nephew the Gift of Confidence.

Children’s Acting Workshops

Cresson Lake Playhouse will offer Children'stwo children’s acting workshops July 6-10.  This week-long workshop will focus on building self-expression, self-confidence, creativity, concentration, and public speaking skills through theatre games and improvisational exercises.

Students will learn basic theatre terminology, theatre etiquette  and basic acting skills.  They will also get an understanding of what it takes to stage a live theatrical show by preparing a short play for family and friends.

Class size is limited to 14 to allow for
maximum participation by the students.
Call 472-4333 and leave a message to reserve a spot today.

Classes will be held in the CLP Rehearsal Hall at 526 W. Ogle Street in Ebensburg July 6-9 and at Cresson Lake Playhouse on July 10.

Family and friends will be welcomed on Friday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. to allow students the opportunity to perform before a live audience on stage at CLP’s barn theatre.

 Workshop A:  July 6 through 10,  9 a.m. to Noon
      for students currently in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

 Workshop B:  July 6 through 10,  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
       for students currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Family Night Performance:  Friday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Cresson Lake Playhouse.

Instructor:  Kate Kale Wolf has been involved with CLP since 1978 acting in shows, running tech, sewing costumes, stage managing, and serving on the Board of Directors.  She has also performed and been actively involved with Altoona Community Theatre since 1990 directing, acting, and teaching children’s workshops. She has won acting and directing awards at Theatre Association of PA festivals. Kate is employed by the Central Cambria School District as an elementary counselor and has directed their high school musicals for the past 12 years.

Call 472-4333 and leave a message to reserve a spot today.


Director Seminar

Hone your directing skills.

Expand your knowledge base.

Network with like-minded adults.

Who, What, When, Where, How Much

  • Facilitators – F.J. Hartland & Nathan Magee
  • Three Saturday sessions – February 21, March 7, 14
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • First Christian Church, 405 W. High Street, Ebensburg
  • Participation fee – $75
  • Call 814-472-4333 to reserve your slot.

Topics

  • Selecting & Analyzing a Play
  • Collaborating with Designers, Musicians, etc.
  • Auditions & Casting
  • Rehearsal Techniques – Coaching Your Actors
  • Blocking & Movement

 Facilitators

  • Nathan Magee is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Mount Aloysius College. Nathan earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Emporia State University and his Master of Fine Arts Degree at Wayne State University.
  • F.J. Hartland is a Visiting Instructor of Theatre at Saint Francis University. He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Playwriting at Carnegie-Mellon University.  F.J.’s plays have made a record-setting fourteen appearances in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, winning four times.

Audition Workshop for Children & Teens

The Audition Workshops are sold out!  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, call 472-4333 and leave a message.

Cresson Lake Playhouse is offering an audition workshop for Children and Teens called “Putting It Together.”  The workshop will focus on acting, dancing, singing and performance readiness skills.  Professional teaching artists will work with the participants in each session to help them gain confidence in their performing skills and to understand the workings of the theatre and the audition process.  The teachers include Kate Wolf (acting), Paul Seymour (singing), Emily Volpe (dance), and Karen Volpe (auditioning).

girl (2)The workshop will be held on four consecutive Saturdays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2015.  The morning workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and will include grades 3-7.  The afternoon workshop will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and will include grades 8-12.  Both workshop sessions will be held at the Cresson Lake Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 526 W. Ogle Street in Ebensburg.  Cost of the workshop will be $65 per student if reservations are made on or before January 7, 2015.  After January 7, the workshop fee will increase to $75.  Class sizes are limited so reserve your spot early.

Gift certificates are available to give the workshop as a Christmas or birthday gift.  Participation in “Putting It Together” would be a great way to give your child, grandchild, niece or nephew the Gift of Confidence.

 

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