Monday, July 1, 2013

What's going on at TADW: Weeks 1 and 2

This summer's workshop is off to a great start!

As usual, we kicked off the workshop with an empowering Masai Warrior chant - a TADW tradition.

During the first two weeks, the students in the performance track have been learning the basics in their dance, acting, and voice classes:

In their electives, the performance track students have been creating drafts of ten-minute plays, selecting musical theatre pieces to perform, or honing their improvisational acting skills.

The tech/design students have joined the TADW staff on set construction, and are taking classes to help them build their technical and design skills.

Both productions continue to be developed, from the construction of sets, props, and costumes, to the casting of various parts and the staging of scenes.

Travis works on a prop for Jack and the Beanstalk
Aladdin actors Daniel and Haley practice a duet 
TADW staff and tech/design students work together on the Jack and the Beanstalk set

Backstage at the Jack and the Beanstalk rehearsal

Pieces of the Aladdin set await assembly

Looking fierce in Aladdin rehearsal

Assistant Stage Manager Courtney keeps an eye on Aladdin rehearsal

Costume fitting for Jack and the Beanstalk
In addition to our usual activities, on June 27th the Teenage Drama Workshop also hosted a fundraising dinner at Marie Callender's and a special screening of Hello Herman - a new film that centers on the issues of bullying and teen violence. (More to come on that later!)

We look forward to the next several weeks at TADW as the classes become even more challenging and the productions continue to take shape.

P.S.: Have you checked out our YouTube channel lately? TADW has been uploading videos regularly. Check out this one, which showcases the first week of our 2013 season:

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