“OUR COMMUNITY” – A Devised Theatre Class & Project
An original theatre work created by and about you, the community!
Have you ever wondered what goes into the genesis of a new play, either as a writer, director, tech person, or actor? Do you have a love of our community, and the people and stories that lie within it? Are you looking for a new way to connect with people from all walks of life, and create something new and original and communal? If any of these sound like you, then “Our Community” might be just what you have been looking for!
“Our Community” is a devised theatre class that ends with a piece of new original theatre created and performed by the participants! Over 8 weeks, class participants will be guided through a process of interviewing members of our community and developing those interviews into a biographical theatrical work about their community. This will be a new show, uniquely structured around the voices interviewed and interviewing. After the creation process, participants will rehearse and perform this new work in January 2021! (Participants ARE allowed to choose to only engage in the creation portion or the performance portion if they so desire.)
Classes will be held both online and occasionally in socially distant outdoor venues beginning October 17th:
- Ages 10-13 on Monday evenings 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
- Ages 14-17 on Monday evenings 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- 18 and up on Thursday evenings 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The performance will be determined both on public health recommendations at the time and what is determined appropriate for the work by the class.
If you have additional questions, there is an informational meeting on Zoom scheduled on September 27th, or contact Blaine Community Theater at www.blainecommunitytheater.com or firstname.lastname@example.org