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Producing a theater festival costs money, and registrations and ticket sales cover only a portion of those costs. Your donation helps us keep the cost of tuition and registration low, makes the experience of performing in the Festival available to any and every child in Los Angeles, and assures that we can perform in a real theater, with lights and sound, dressed in beautiful costumes!!

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

Shakespeare Youth Festival 2019

Shakespeare Youth Festival 2019

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE…

March 9th through March 31st, 2019
All performances are held at the Lyric Theatre – 520 N. La Brea, Los Angeles 90036 (map)

As You Like It

Two worlds…Power-hungry Duke Frederick runs his kingdom on paranoia and mistrust – his reign is dark and oppressive. His brother, Duke Senior fled that world (to save his life), but left his daughter behind. When the two Dukes’ daughters, along with their trusty jester, escape to follow him to the Forest of Arden, it’s like they’ve landed in Oz – they discover a colorful Carnival of eccentric artists just looking to love and be loved!

Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm
Sunday, March
10 at 2 pm
Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm

RESERVE TICKETS


Cymbeline

You have probably not seen Cymbeline, and if you have, you have NEVER seen our Cracked Fairy Tale Version, complete with a two-foot high Storybook and all sorts of other surprises. Mistaken identity? Of course. Girls dressed as boys? Duh. Long lost family members reuniting? Aren’t there always? Young love torn apart by class issues? Hello?! Machiavellian tricksters? Goes without saying. Epic Battles? Um, yeah …Jupiter descending from Olympus in the last act last to lay it out? Have you met Shakespeare?!

Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 pm

RESERVE TICKETS


Henry IV

Henry IV (One and Two) is so much more than a History Play – it’s really a Humanity Play: a day in the life of the Haves and Have Nots, a King’s regrets from his sickbed, Good Son/Errant Son/Redeemed Son, a Father’s Cowardice, a Son’s Overcompensation, Substitute Families, the funny, bittersweet antics of Pub Life… and those Spell-Casting, Tree-Hugging Welsh…come on! Our Elder Players (age 14-17) are by now, quite excellent at this stuff, as some have been at it since age six. Come witness these young masters – for some, it will be their last performance with LADC before heading off to college.

Saturday, March 23 at 12 noon
Sunday, March 24 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm

RESERVE TICKETS

Shakespeare at GALA

Shakespeare at GALA

Love’s Labors Lost: A Comedy by William Shakespeare

It’s the Battle of the Sexes!!

Four young men decide to make a pledge to avoid young women … for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative? Really? Any chance that could work? When four young women arrive on the scene, maybe, just maybe, the young women could actually inspire them to become better men. A whole pack of hilarious and crazy characters (including more females roles than pretty much any other Shakespeare play!!)

Read more about Love’s Labors Lost here!

For more than 10 years, Los Angeles Drama Club has been working with Los Angeles youth ages 6-17 from all backgrounds. We use the exploration and performance of Shakespeare’s work to foster self-esteem, creativity, literacy and excellence in every aspect of our Players’ lives.

We begin rehearsals on February 7th, so don’t delay!!!!

Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Starting February 7th

Final Dress Rehearsal TBD (May 14 or 15)
We will also be scheduling one weekend rehearsal, and several small group/private rehearsal sessions.

Performances (tentative): May 16 & 17

Tuition: $200.00

(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 to apply for a scholarship. Please do not hesitate to apply!)

Please email losangelesdramaclub@gmail.com with any questions ….

We look forward to working with you!

Shakespeare at New West

Shakespeare at New West

New West students, join us! No experience necessary! You’ll learn the basics of acting, vocal and movement techniques, and the ins and outs of Shakespeare’s language. Our work will culminate in a full performance of a Shakespeare play.

Mondays from 4 to 6 pm
begins February 4th
Performances: Thursday, May 30 & Friday, May 31
Tuition: $225

LOCATION: 11625 West Pico Boulevard

Full rehearsal schedule:
February 4, 11, 25 (no rehearsal President’s Day, 2/18)
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 22, 29 (no rehearsal Spring Break, 4/15)
May 6, 13, 20
Dress Tech: Wednesday, May 29th
We will schedule one weekend “retreat” – an extended rehearsal that will be held one of the two weekends prior to the performance.
PLEASE NOTE: Regular attendance is critical!! If you have conflicts with any of the above dates, or if you have any other questions, please email us at losangelesdramaclub@gmail.com prior to registering.

THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO NEW WEST CHARTER STUDENTS ONLY …