Playdate Theatre | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Playdate Theatre

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New York , NY , N/A 40° 46' 52.7664" N, 73° 58' 26.3568" W
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Carina Goebelbecker
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Our mission is to connect artists around the world to explore the virtual space between theatre and film. We hold new play development conferences and virtual play festivals. Playdate Theatre's Virtual Drama Club is open to any high school student with a passion for theater.

Calling all Middle & High School artists, we have created a space just for you.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated young artists to become a part of an ensemble that spans across the country from Hollywood to Broadway. Our three-act system has something for theatre students of all levels and interests, allowing us to meet you where you’re at. Across all three acts, there is a consistent space for smaller group discussions and mentorship from Theatre Artists.

Members of the Drama Club will become a part of Playdate’s Teen Artist Ensemble. Ensemble members will be workshopping/making creative pieces, community building, learning about new aspects of theater, and forming connections with our Professional Guest Artists. The ensemble will take a deep dive into what makes theater so special, exploring the magical elements of the art form with their peers from all across the country.  

Details:
Act 1: The Player is our survey course! Open to middle and high school students with any range of theater experience, students will explore the many opportunities in theater. Guest Artists from various disciplines (actors, playwrights, designers, directors, etc.) lead interactive lessons each session. The experience ends with an open mic performance, where each student has a chance to share their work!

Act 2: The Deviser focuses on collaboration and creating content as an ensemble! Open to high school students with 1-3 years of experience, these lessons focus on devising and making art for the digital medium. At the end of each session, the students will have tangible techniques and completed content that they made with their peers. Tier 2 culminates with a final presentation of work that students will make in groups!

Act 3: The Fellow is geared towards seasoned ensemble members who are ready to explore what it means to be an actor in the digital age. Open to high school students with 2+ years of experience, this advanced level will focus on practical skills and need-to-knows that have become essential for every working actor. Tier 3 students will end the program with a presentation of a monologue written specifically for them by a professional playwright. [Coming Summer 2021- contact early if interested]

Audition with your theater crew, or make a new one!

Act 1: 8 Sessions, Thursdays 5pm PT/8pm ET for 90 min, February 25-April 15
Act 2: 8 Sessions, Wednesdays 5pm PT/8pm ET for 90 min, February 24-April 14
All Drama Club Trivia & Open Mic Night: Saturday, March 20th.

Rate: $300, pay what you can scholarships available
On Zoom from across the USA!

 To audition, please submit one of the following:

  • A one minute monologue of your choice (comedic or dramatic). Please introduce yourself with your name, pronouns, location, and grade. 

  • A one minute video explaining why you want to be in Drama Club. Please include your name, pronouns, location, and grade. 

  • A short paragraph explaining who you are and why you want to be in Drama Club. Please include your name, pronouns, location, and grade. 

The Drama Club runs weekly; each session is packed with an interactive lesson from a guest artist, theater games, and cohort meeting time with group leaders.

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Playdate Theatre's Virtual Drama Club
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Did someone say virtual DRAMA CLUB?
We know people are missing their theater community and so we are bringing the community straight to your screen!
Playdate Theatre's Virtual Drama Club is open to any high school student with a passion for theater. Every Thursday will be packed with an interactive lesson from the guest artist, theater games, and cohort meeting time.
For more information and to sign-up, visit https://www.playdatetheatre.com/dramaclub
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