MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

much-ado-thumbGenerally considered one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, Much Ado mixes lots of hilarious antics with some scenery-chewing near-tragedy.  This play was written for our current crop of young Players – it’s a near-perfect fit!!! Please join us for the merriment …

Performances: Saturday and Sunday
April 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3

12:30 pm

Lyric Theater – 520 N. La Brea

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Shakespeare Intensive

Shakespeare Intensive

summerWe are pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Shakespeare Intensive. 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, culminating in recitals to which family and friends are invited. We will discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, learn about costume and set design through hands-on art projects, and enjoy visits from Los Angeles theater professionals. Students will also have the opportunity to attend various local Shakespeare productions.

Each week will end with a recital, held Friday afternoon at 3 pm.

Monday through Friday – 9 am to 3 pm
Week One – July 27 – 31
Week Two – August 3 – 7

$325.00 per week
Financial Aid is available, based on need. Click here for more information.

Grade 2 through Grade 9 (Fall 2015)

Tuition: $325 
Scholarships are available – click here for the application form and guidelines.

Register Today

Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry

Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry

knightsaroundthetableAncient Chivalric codes of conduct shaped modern manners and the global treatment of humanity. The practice of chivalric principles are based in service, integrity and courage.

L.A. Drama Club’s mission is to keep these practices alive by involving our youth in an immersion course in Modern Knighthood. They’ll light up their minds and souls, through storytelling, exploring their ancestry, creating a Family Crest, and participating in a service activity to better our community. They’ll enliven their brains and bodies, as our Knights-in-Training get away fromarchery electronics and onto our hillsides for nature-themed hikes, and archery. They’ll learn fencing for the stage, and begin and end the day with deep yoga practice.

The School of Knighthood is an ongoing movement of youth in service. Once in, you are knighted for life.

Monday through Friday – 9 am to 3 pm
Week One – June 22 – 26

$400.00 per week
(includes fees for Field Trips)
Financial Aid is available, based on need. Click here for more information.

Grade 2 through Grade 6 (Fall 2015)

Tuition: $400
Scholarships are available – click here for the application form and guidelines.

Register Today

Ten-Minute Play Festival

Ten-Minute Play Festival

playwrightTHE PLAYS THE THING!

WRITE/DIRECT YOUR TEN MINUTE PLAY & PERFORM IN OTHER PLAYS.

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 week will end with a presentation of all the plays, held Friday afternoon at 2 pm.

Monday through Friday – 9 am to 3 pm
June 15 – 19

$325.00 per week
Financial Aid is available, based on need. Click here for more information.

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2015)

Tuition: $325 
Scholarships are available – click here for the application form and guidelines.

Register Today

Summer with the Los Angeles Drama Club

Summer with the Los Angeles Drama Club

summer-2012LADC is pleased to offer three programs this year – our 7th Annual Summer Shakespeare IntensiveQueen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry, and our new Ten-Minute Play Festival. Our programs are designed for students entering Grade 2 – Grade 11 in Fall 2015. For some activities, the participants are divided according to age, and for others, they will work together as a group. In some group activities, the older participants will serve as mentors to the younger; the younger students learn by example, and the older gain valuable leadership experience.

June 15 – 19 – Ten-Minute Play Festival (entering Grade 7 and above)
June 22 – 26 – Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry (entering Grade 2 through Grade 6)
July 27 – 31 – Shakespeare Intensive (entering Grade 2 through Grade 8)
August 3 – 7 – Shakespeare Intensive (entering Grade 2 through Grade 8)

All classes are held at The Lyric Theatre, at 520 N. La Brea Ave. Each week will offer unique content, and those who choose to do multiple weeks will have the opportunity to build on their experiences of the prior weeks.

Looking for Shakespeare in the City – please click here!

Scholarships are available – click here for the application form and guidelines.

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Outspoken: Shakespeare’s Prisoners

Outspoken: Shakespeare’s Prisoners
clink-prison-museumSubversive Shakespeare is Back!
If you saw last year’s Taming of the Cur, you saw how we successfully turned Shakespeare upside down and inside out by swapping genders and making the Shrew a boy.  This year, we are developing an original piece – what happens when several of Shakespeare’s most famous characters (and some not so famous ones) find themselves thrown together in London’s notorious prison – The Clink!! – and fireworks ensue …

Performances:
December 6th & 7th

1:00 pm curtain

Lyric Theatre
520 N. La Brea

Tickets: $10.00 in advance
Pay-What-You-Can at the Door

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

two-gents-thumbOne of Shakespeare’s “romantic” (yet not so romantic) comedies, this play uncovers the possible disasters when one has to choose between loyalty to a friend and one’s own desires and agenda – when the two are at cross-purposes. “Two Gents” is rife with iconic, large and colorful characters, including one of Shakespeare’s first cross-dressing heroines, and a couple of scene-stealing clowns, and, as has become the LADC tradition, lots of music!

Performances:
Saturday & Sunday
May 3rd & 4th / May 10th & 11th
12:30 pm

The Lyric Theatre
520 N. La Brea Ave.

Click here for reservations

 

Richard III

Richard III

richard-thumbOur LADC veterans have tackled Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet and many other challenges, and now are wrestling a bigger Dragon. Without a doubt, King Richard III makes Macbeth look like a saint. Come discover why and how he continues to fascinate generations of audiences. As is our culture, multiple Players will divide up the title role – representing his splintered self. Jump in.

Performances:
Saturday & Sunday
May 3rd & 4th / May 10th & 11th
3:30 pm

The Lyric Theatre
520 N. La Brea Ave.

Click here for reservations

 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

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Subversive…(Adjective)
Seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.
Purists, head for the hills. We have subverted – with impunity – the established opinions and “schools of thought” on this already controversial play, turning conventional concepts on their 16th century heads. What happens when Petruchia, a single-minded young woman, determined to marry well, meets Jake, otherwise known as the Shrew … er, that is, the Cur? His younger brother Bianco has all the girls in a tizzy, but thanks to the boys’ stubborn mother, they can’t do anything about it until Jake is married off.

Please join Subversive Shakespeare’s first Fall show,
“Taming of the Shrew Cur”
Breaking the rules that Shakespeare didn’t make: One Play at a Time

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