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Oddfellows Playhouse Announces Youth Theater Opportunities

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Push launch from Oddfellows Playhouse:

December 29, 2020

Registration is now open up for winter season courses and overall performance options for ages 6 – 20 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Most functions will be held virtually on Zoom, with a several exceptions. For aspects, and additional information, go to, phone (860) 347-6143, or electronic mail [email protected].

Teenager Systems:

Younger people ages 14 – 20 might be a part of two Teenager Rep Company systems this wintertime: “Composing Plays”, with Kristen Palmer, and “The Actor’s Tool Package”, with Marcella Trowbridge.

“Producing Plays” offers the chance to get the job done with a skilled playwright to understand and develop the art of crafting for the phase. The application will culminate in a “New Plays Pageant” on February 20. The course meets pretty much Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 pm, January 14 – February 18. Tuition is $50.

“The Actor’s Resource Kit” presents what each teenager actor demands in their again pocket: facility with voice, system, breath, textual content, emotional literacy… educate with each other and appear out with applications of the trade – and a monologue, to boot. This class, taught by ARTFARM Creative Director and classical actor Marcella Trowbridge, will fulfill in-individual in the Oddfellows theater (with masks, social distancing, and other safety protocols) as lengthy as COVID will allow. Mondays, 6:30 – 8 pm, January 11 – February 15. Tuition: $50.

Circus fanatics (ages 12 – 20) might be a part of “Circophony: The Motion picture”, an 8 7 days output full with live and digital courses, on-line tutorials and prospects for students to perform with designers to make a circus attribute presentation. Students are invited to develop their have rehearsal program and can participate in as numerous or handful of classes as they like. College students will develop content material which will be edited and compiled in a final electronic output. Directed by Allison McDermott. Full group virtual sessions Saturdays, 11 – 11:50 am, plus other training and coaching prospects. Tuition: $75.

An in-person “Contortion and Overall flexibility” course with Naja Muller will be available in association with “Circophony: The Motion picture”. The course fulfills Thursdays, 4:30 – 6 pm, January 14 – March 4 at Oddfellows (masks/social distance/no touch coaching). Tuition for this class is $120. Confined to 5 learners.

Junior Repertory Corporation (ages 11 – 14):

Our Junior Rep Corporation will be generating a “Digital Mainstage Production” less than the way of Laugh Sanchez and Jacque Brown. The generation will consist of original operate developed by the college students around 8 months of rehearsals, focusing on discovering their very own voice by way of spoken term assignments and generative theater actions. Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm & Thursdays, 5 – 6 pm, January 18 – March 20. Virtual performances March 19 & 20. Tuition: $75.

Ages 6 – 11:

Absolutely everyone is invited to keep healthier this winter season through our No cost “Up On Your Toes” Series, hosted by Felicia Goodwine. This 8 week series will give different movement and bodily dependent pursuits each and every week, from dance to pilates to capoeira, hosted by dancer/choreographer Felicia with a bunch of visitor instructing artists. This is our contribution to the physical and psychological wellness of youngsters all through this COVID winter, and every person ages 6 – 11 is encouraged to be part of. Tuesdays, 5 – 6 pm, January 19 – March 9. Tuition is totally free, but registration is needed.

“A Fairy Tale Thriller”, directed by Nicki LaPorte, delivers youngsters ages 9 – 11 the likelihood to compose and develop an initial secret centered on fairy tale figures. The digital Share Working day overall performance on February 25 will give buddies and loved ones the chance to check out to address the criminal offense. Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, January 21 – February 25. Tuition: $50.

“Ms. B’s Cultural Heritage and Enrichment Corner” is a unique chance for children ages 9 – 11 to get the job done with nationally-regarded social do the job educator and historian Velma Banks on finding out about African-American heritage and the relevance of historical heroes nowadays. Although the focus is on African-American tradition, the course is open to youngsters of all backgrounds. Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, January 20 – February 24. Tuition: $50.

The final courses out of the box this wintertime will be “Musical Mentoring”, coordinated by Julia Kan and featuring one-on-a single digital audio classes with Wesleyan music college students. Youngsters can choose to analyze guitar, keyboard, voice, ukulele, violin, and quite possibly other instruments (relying on availability of mentors). Ages 6 – 8 will meet on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, February 24 – March 31 ages 9 – 11 will fulfill Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, February 22 – March 29. Tuition: $50.

Monetary Assist is obtainable for all courses. It is Oddfellows Playhouse coverage that no one will at any time be turned away due to incapacity to pay back.

To sign-up, or for more data, go to, simply call (860) 347-6143, or e mail [email protected]. Place is restricted for all packages, so timely registration is inspired.

Oddfellows Playhouse packages are built feasible many thanks to generous aid from The Fund for Bigger Hartford Condition of Connecticut Judicial Branch/Youth Violence Prevention Connecticut Business office of the Arts/DECD Middletown Commission on the Arts Stare Family Fund Middletown Youth Companies Bureau American Financial savings Foundation Thomas J. Atkins Fund New England Arts Resilience Fund Local community Foundation of Middlesex County CHEFA Cultural Reduction Grant the Hoffman Foundation Very long Foundation and generous individual donors.

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