Musical Theater Workshop
for 6th thru 10th Grades
One Three-Week Session
July 2 - July 20
This Creative Theatrics summer program offers youth
from 6th to 10th grade an opportunity to work with composers, playwrights,
and directors in the creation of an original musical theater work.
Students will spend their day developing the text, writing lyrics,
rehearsing, building props and sets. The ensemble will then premiere
their production in the Great Room performance space in the beautiful
Alliance of Resident Theaters of New York rehearsal/performance
and office building. White Bird Productions’ office is also
located within this building, just a couple of blocks from BAM.
Actors will work with professional teaching artists and performers
—giving them an opportunity to create a musical theater piece
from the ground up. (Singing is not required for this program—those
who are musically inclined will sing—those who are not, will
have non-singing roles.) Past productions include I’ll
Harbor You, Funky Junky Journey, Ish, Warming, Darwin: The Man Who Invented Monkeys, I Can't Believe It's Not Vaudeville (But It Is), The Jicama Factor.
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This year we are asking...
Question 1: Do you think the world GRIMM? Mean Queens, Mad Men, Snippy Children and Stylish Damsels & Dudes in Distress?
Question 2: Do you think Beauty Sleeps, the Snow is White, or that Red Riding Hood is Little?
Question 3: Help us mix things up, make magic, turn sanity into chaos, and stake a claim on what happened "Once Upon a Time?"!
Join Creative Theatrics Musical Theater Workshop in for its 10th birthday production!
Janice Lowe – Composer, Lyricist: co-developed and has been a teaching artist with White Bird's Summer Musical Theater Program for 10 years. Her works for musical theatre include Lil Budda, text by Stephanie L. Jones,( Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Festival), Sit-In at the Five & Dime, libretto by Marjorie Duffield, (New Harmony Project), and Central Avenue, words by Charles E. Drew, Jr. (City Parks-New York). She holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Composition from New York University.
Welker White – Director: Welker White is an actor, director and teacher whose work in theater, film and television spans the last 25 years. Welker graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in directing in 2010 and is pleased to be back working with White Bird Productions.
These veteran theater professionals will guide you through the winding trails of your imagination, following the creative crumbs that lead an ensemble through the mysterious and fabulous art of musical theater making!
Musical Theater Workshop
Participants and teaching artists will work together developing, rehearsing and performing
their original work.
Performances will be held
Thursday, July 19 and
Friday, July 20.
Typical Daily Schedule
09:15 Workshop #1/Reheasal
10:00 Workshop #2/Reheasal
11:00 Workshop #3/Reheasal
1:00 Full Group Rehearsals