The Play’s The Thing

The Play's the Thing

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Actors rehearse and perform an exciting adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in this winter acting and performance class for elementary and middle school. Our popular The Play’s the Thing class takes the show on the road in a fun environment for both experienced actors and newbies!

 

  • Full Class (6th – 8th grade): Saturdays & Sundays, January 5 – March 17
  • Player Option (4th – 6th grade): Saturdays only, January 5 – March 17

Current 6th – 8th graders

In this exciting full version of our popular The Play’s the Thing class, rehearse Saturdays & Sundays and audition for the larger roles! Rehearse and perform Alice in Wonderland on tour in the local community. This class is ideal for both newbies and experienced actors.

There is no audition to enroll; auditions for roles will happen in the first weekend of classes.  The play will be professionally directed and fully produced, with costumes, a set, and its own purple bus to carry it to performance venues!

6th graders can sign up for either the Players Option, or for the full class.

Current 4th – 6th graders

For the student just getting to know us, or who can’t commit the whole weekend, this class allows young actors to participate our popular The Play’s the Thing class to perform Alice in Wonderland without committing to three months of full-weekend rehearsals.

You’ll join the play as an ensemble member.  You won’t get one of the leads, since you won’t be at all the rehearsals, but Traveling Players’ emphasis on ensemble means that you’ll be a fully-integrated member of the cast with lots to do, and then go on tour to perform for the local community, performing in libraries, schools, and community centers. The play will be professionally directed and fully produced, with costumes, a set, and its own purple bus to carry it to performance venues!

6th graders can sign up for either the Players Option, or for the full class.

In a reimagined Alice in Wonderland, a young girl goes down the rabbit hole into a weird world of wacky adventures. Join Alice along with the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, the Red Queen, and countless other charmingly baffling characters in Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic of nonsense and delight.

Our rehearsals will include text analysis, acting exercises, movement workshops and improvisational games that explore the world of the play. The class is appropriate for both experienced actors and newbies. There is no audition to enroll; auditions for roles will happen in the first weekend of classes.

Traveling Players summer camps and classes always offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. We also value the spirit of the ensemble. Our ensemble- and team-building activities create a strong, supportive cast and friendships that will last a lifetime.

  • Player Option:
    • Tuition: $825 ($775 Early Bird Discount by midnight Friday, Nov. 16th)
  • Full Option:
    • Tuition: $1,125 ($1,075 Early Bird Discount by midnight Friday, Nov. 16th)

Location: Lewinsville Retirement Residence, 1712 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA 22101

Director: Jessica Rodriguez-Snellings

Assistant Directors: Genevieve Wall

Designer: Adalia Tonneyck

Information on Scholarships

Staggered Registration

Because of high anticipated enrollment, we’ll be accepting older performers first for all classes. See staggered dates below. Younger performers can submit their registration at any time, and it’s recommended that you do that as soon as you can, but we’ll be processing them once they become eligible (in the order received).

Staggered priority registration for Full Option (Saturday & Sunday rehearsals):

  • Nov 1-4: 8th grade
  • Nov 5-8: 7th grade
  • Nov 9-12: 6th grade (can also choose the Player Option)*

Staggered priority registration for Players Option (Saturday rehearsals):

  • Nov 1-4: 6th grade (can also choose the Full Option)*
  • Nov 5-8: 5th grade
  • Nov 9-12: 4th grade

* 6th graders can choose TPTT or TPTT-PLAYERS option. If their preference is TPTT, then it is recommended that they simultaneously register for PLAYERS and TPTT as soon as possible. If a TPTT spot remains available, we will cancel their PLAYERS registration and transfer it to to TPTT on the first day eligible for 6th grade TPTT registration.