This hands-on, fast-paced, crazy FUN teen acting intensive boldly challenges and inspires each participant to explore voice, movement, improv and comedic timing to create well-defined, believable characters while encouraging a safe acting ensemble. Each exercise builds upon specific acting techniques that foster supportive, creative ensemble building to challenge each participant to deliver productive and fun rehearsals for the best performance possible. Participants will be required to read selected scripted shorts on the first day as part of the audition process. It is highly recommended that participants read through and be familiar with Game of Tiaras (one-act version) by Don Zolidis.
The play may be read for free online at Playscripts Inc.
* Students who are 12yrs old and have participated in 3 or more shows may seek admission to teen intensive. Determination will be based on experience, maturity and registration slots available.
Please visit our Game of Tiara's show page to purchase tickets to the performance on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 6 pm.
Early drop off at 8:30 am is available for $50 for the two weeks. After submitting your request it will be applied to your account.
With under 100 productions under her belt, veteran director, actor, vocalist and theatre arts educator, Melanie David loves the world of theatre and is passionate about sharing that joy with children—particularly teens. Years ago, Ms. David wisely majored in advertising/marketing at NAU while spending all of her time on stage or singing with Shrine of Ages Choir and Ensemble. She has served on the national board of Christians In Theatre Arts, and was privileged to lead acting and directing workshops in Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix. She is the recipient of the Iren Ryan Acting Award through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Pursuing her life-long dream of marrying her passion of theatre with her faith in Christ Jesus, Ms. David founded faith-based Waypoint Theatre Company in Tucson, and served as Executive Artistic Director through its 12 year tenure, where she became known for her signature bag lady character. In addition to acting, directing, singing and teaching, Ms. David believes in partnering with the Tucson community including Tucson Festival of Books, U of A’s Shakespeare Festival, Arts Express’ summer education arts integration program and other non-profit organizations serving the Tucson community. Melanie currently teaches theatre arts at Casas Christian School and serves her church as a lead praise team vocalist and Lighting Director. She has been happily married to her husband for 40 years and has one son, two daughters and one very talented, budding actor/vocalist granddaughter (yes, she is biased). She is truly thrilled to direct this summer's teen intensive comedy, Game of Tiaras for CYT!
New Life is East of 1-10, located on the NW corner of Cortaro Farms and Camino de Oeste.
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