High school students: sign up for an audition slot HERE
New in 2020 Next Act is providing area teens with a two-week long skill intensive for those interested in advancing their knowledge and abilities in a specific theatrical discipline. In the summer of 2020, the Special Skill program will focus on Shakespeare!
For two weeks, from July 20 – August 2, young actors interested in Shakespeare will gather to learn, play, rehearse, and eventually perform scenes from Shakespeare in front of a live audience. We’ll study different performance techniques, scour the 1623 folio, and train our voices to be heard in an outdoor setting. What can a Shakespeare performance do for a modern audience? Why are these stories still told? And what can a young performer bring to the text that no other performer can?
Benefit Performances will be Friday, August 1, at 7 pm and Saturday, August 2, at 2 and 7 pm. Performances will be outside at Paliafito Eco-Arts Park!
Next Act’s Special Skills Program is free to attend. It only costs your time and dedication.
Set up an audition by contacting Next Actors.
Previous experience with Shakespeare is not a requirement. Please bring a passion for learning, and the discipline and focus to put a performance together in two weeks!
At Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
The Special Skills program is a two-week commitment running Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Due to the nature of the program, we ask that you be present as often as possible. Availability for benefit performances is required.
The Special Skills Program will hone in on a theatrical discipline that will sharpen your abilities, increase your understanding, and share your talent with a live audience. This is an opportunity to recognize your value, step outside your comfort zone, meet new peers with similar interests, and perform a piece of theatre that is meaningful to you.