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Two Shakespeare Comedies

Two Shakespeare Comedies

TWELFTH NIGHT
This play makes both the actors and the audiences very happy … and we strive to please you every day. With a hey, ho, the wind and the rain!

COMEDY OF ERRORS
Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

SATURDAYS – 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

Rehearsal begins: October 12th
Winter Break: December 15 – January 5

Potential additional rehearsals *
Sunday, February 23; Monday, February 24; Wednesday, February 26; Thursday, February 27; Sunday, March 1; Monday, March 2; Wednesday, March 4; Thursday, March 5
* Please note: we will not rehearse all of these dates. Once the shows are cast, we will publish a final rehearsal schedule for each show. To assist us in scheduling, please note any conflicts with these two weeks in the space provided in the registration form – thank you!

Performances: March 7 & 8, March 14 & 15
Rehearsal location – World City Center (3911 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016)

Tuition: $625
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

This class is full – to be placed on the waiting list, please email losangelesdramaclub@gmail.com

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

This play (like Cymbeline) is not on the Greatest Hits list, but we love it! T&C tells the story of the “heros” of the Trojan War (Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector, and others less well known). It swings wildly between bawdy comedy and epic tragedy, and the audience is not always sure how to feel about its complex characters!

Yet another instance where Shakespeare truly wrote into the future, this play is packed with issues that are very relevant to a middle school/high school cast. While we will treat them in a manner appropriate for the ages involved, parents should be aware that the play involves some mature topics, and we suggest reading a synopsis, and discussing any concerns with us prior to registering.

SATURDAYS – 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

Rehearsal begins: October 12th
Winter Break: December 15 – January 5
Additional rehearsals (tentative):
Sunday, February 23; Sunday, March 1; Monday, March 9; Wednesday, March 11; Monday, March 16; Wednesday, March 18;
Performances: March 21 & 22, March 28 & 29
Rehearsal location (tentative) – World City Center (3911 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016)

Tuition: $625
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Laws that tread just a little too far into people’s personal lives. Sanctimonious officials who, behind closed doors, are guilty of the same sins they decry. Constant debates on whether people are hopelessly debauched … or just trying to live their true selves. Shakespeare truly did write into the future!

We can’t wait to explore this knotty play with our teens – it’s the first time LADC has tackled it!!

While we will treat them in a manner appropriate for the ages involved, parents should be aware that the play involves some mature topics, and we suggest reading a synopsis, and discussing any concerns with us prior to registering.

TUESDAYS – 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM

Rehearsal begins: October 15th
Winter Break: December 15 – January 5
Additional rehearsals (tentative):
Sunday, February 23; Sunday, March 1; Thursday, March 12; Thursday, March 19
Performances: March 21 & 22, March 28 & 29
Rehearsal location – Catch One (4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019)

Tuition: $625
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

This class is full – if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please email losangelesdramaclub@gmail.com

Summer with LADC 2019

Summer with LADC 2019

Registration is now open for Summer with LADC 2019 – a fantastic way to introduce kids to Shakespeare!

Each session meets from 9 to 3, Monday through Friday, and culminates with a recital, sharing the work with parents, friends and the community.

We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

Young Playwrights’ Fest

Young Playwrights’ Fest

June 17 – 21
9 am to 3 pm
Lyric Theatre – 520 N. La Brea Ave, LA 90019

THE PLAYS THE THING! WRITE/DIRECT YOUR TEN MINUTE PLAY
The program consists of rigorous, exciting storytelling and playwriting sessions throughout the day, creating short plays out of improvisations with prompts, autobiographical moments, and stories the group creates together. We will also discuss the art, craft and business of playwriting.

The playwrights will work with an ensemble of actors made up of professional actors and LADC actors, who will perform the plays at the end of the week.

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2019)

This class is full – please email us to be placed on the waiting list.

Shakespeare Intensive

Shakespeare Intensive

June 24 – 28
9 am to 3 pm
Catch One – 4067 Pico Blvd, LA 90019

Students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare through the best tools and techniques theater has to offer. The LADC technique begins with the improvisational work of Viola Spolin and Agosto Boal, and expands on that to include a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child.

During the Summer Intensive, our Players will work on a variety of scenes and sonnets, discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, and work together to create a performance that will be shared with friends and family.

For 2nd through 8th grade (Fall 2019)

Shakespeare and Mythology

Shakespeare and Mythology

July 8 – 12
9 am to 3 pm

Catch One – 4067 Pico Blvd, LA 90019

We not only explore Shakespeare’s plays set in Greece and Rome, but his references to mythology and Greek and Roman Gods, and the perspectives of Philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, Ovid, Lucretius, Seneca and Cicero. We explore some of the connections between Shakespeare, and playwrights such as Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Plautus. And we introduce the basis for all modern books, plays and screenplays – Aristotle’s Poetics. With this rich banquet of ideas, we create original skits and weave them with Shakespeare’s Greek & Roman plays.

For 2nd through 8th grade (Fall 2019)

Shakespeare and Spolin

Shakespeare and Spolin

July 15 – 19
9 am to 3 pm
Catch One – 4067 Pico Blvd, LA 90019

LADC has always used Viola Spolin’s Theater Games as one of the foundations of the way we approach Shakespeare, and we are thrilled to have Aretha Sills, grandaughter of Viola Spolin, returning with us this year. We will be exploring Shakespeare’s magical “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” using Viola Spolin’s Games, and Story Theater techniques pioneered by Paul Sills, Viola’s son, and creator/director of The Second City, to unleash our Players’ creativity through spontaneity, focus, and play.

For 2nd through 8th grade (Fall 2019)

Subversive Shakespeare

Subversive Shakespeare

July 22 – 26
9 am to 3 pm

Lyric Theatre – 520 N. La Brea Ave, LA 90019
The location has been changed to Catch One – 4067 W Pico, LA 90019

What do Shakespeare’s plays have to say about the world we live in today, about social justice, corrupt government, violence in society, etc? And how has he impacted playwrights who are writing today? We’ll not only take a deep-dive into some of Shakespeare’s most controversial works – including those works that some presume racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, or irrelevant  – and dig into what a modern audience can learn from them, but explore contemporary playwrights who were inspired (or angered) by what Shakespeare had to say 400 years ago …

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2019)