Town & Country Players

Theatre Workshops

Returning for another great year!
Town and Country presents: A Workshop Series
Come and learn the various layers of theater, and see what goes into the making of a show from beginning to end. Each workshop is led by experienced members of T&C or a professional in the field and will deliver a curriculum that is designed to educate and cultivate interest and excitement in writing and the production of a show. Join us and see what it’s all about!

All workshops are held at the theater in Holloway Hall
(located in the back of the building):
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912.

Snacks will be provided for all workshops.

Workshops this year will include A Workshop for Producers; Actor's Workshop; Stage Management Workshop; and A Playwright's workshop

Some possible future workshops include Scenic Design and Construction; Directing; Acting I & II; Lighting Technician/Design Workshop; Stage Combat Workshop, Set Construction.and Auditioning Techniques.

Check our Facebook Page FB for information about upcoming workshops.

Or contact Carly Price at tandcmembers@gmail.com

Workshop Library

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Stage Management Workshop
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10am-3pm
Location:
Holloway Hall
(located in the back of the theater):
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912.


Led by: Rob Rosiello (President of T&C) and Carly Price (VP of Membership)
Cost: Free, but donations for food graciously accepted

Stage Management is a vital role in the production of the show. It is fast paced, demanding, and requires organization and dedication. Join us and learn what goes on behind the scenes and see theater from a new perspective.

Designed for ages, 16 and up.
Class size open to 15 participants.

Registration is Closed

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Writing the Play: a crash course in the dramatist’s art
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10am-4pm
Location:
Holloway Hall
(located in the back of the theater):
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912.

Led by: Michael Hollinger

Cost:
Adults:$30 for members, $40 for non members

Dive into the deep end with this immersive playwriting workshop, designed to cover the basics from macro (story, structure, theme, character) to micro (dialogue, setting, spectacle, formatting). A blend of lecture, exercises, and shared inquiry that will help you identify and release your theatrical imagination.

Designed for ages, 18 and up. Seating is extremely limited -- only 12 seats available


Registration is Closed

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About the Instructor:


Michael Hollinger

Michael Hollinger is the author of more than a dozen full-length plays, four of which will be mounted in the Philadelphia area during the 2017-2018 season: the world premieres of TouchTones (co-authored with composer Robert Maggio) and Sing the Body Electric at Arden Theatre Company and Theatre Exile, respectively; the Philadelphia premiere of Hope and Gravity at 1812 Productions; and a revival of Red Herring at Act II Playhouse. His other plays include Opus, Incorruptible, Ghost-Writer, Under the Skin, An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand boeuf, Tooth and Claw, and a new translation of Cyrano de Bergerac (co-adapted with Aaron Posner). These plays have enjoyed productions around the country, in New York City, London, Paris, Tokyo, Athens, and elsewhere in Europe. Awards include a Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, four Barrymore Awards (including the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist), nominations for Lucille Lortel and John Gassner awards, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Michael was Literary Manager/Dramaturg of both the Wilma Theater and Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays in the 1990s, assisting in the development and/or production of dozens of new plays. Currently, he is a Professor of Theatre at Villanova University, where he also serves as Artistic Director of Villanova Theatre.

This workshop is provided in part by a grant from the Bucks County Visitors Center

Bucks County Visitors center


Producer's Workshop
Saturday, February 3, 2018
10am-2pm
Location:
Holloway Hall
(located in the back of the theater):
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912.


Led by: Jillian Ambs & Nancy Ridgeway
Cost: Free, but donations for food graciously accepted

How does a show happen? Find out how!

Come learn what it takes to run a show. Ever wonder what it takes to put on a show? Have you been told you are detail oriented, organized, good with people, or skilled at delegating? Or have you produced in the past and want to brush up on your skills? Join us in our first hands-on workshop specifically designed for people interested in learning how to produce at T&C. This workshop is designed for adults, 18 and up!

Questions? Contact Carly Price at tandcmembers@gmail.com

Registration is closed.

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TACKLING THE AUDITION MONSTER: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR GETTING THE ROLE
Saturday, February 17, 2017
10am-12:30pm
Location:
Holloway Hall
(located in the back of the theater):
4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912.

Led by: Mariel Rosati
Cost:
Youth: $15 for returning workshop participants, $20 for all others

Ever wondered what you could do differently in auditions or how to improve your success? If so, this workshop is for you! Come learn secrets of the trade through this interactive, informative workshop.

10am - 12:30pm for youth, ages 10 through 16
Only 12 spots available

REGISTRATION IS OPEN:

Youth (ages 16 and under): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ea9a828a1f85-tackling



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About the Instructor:


Mariel Rosati

Mariel Rosati is an actor, singer, director and writer with a passion for classic films and Vaudeville. Mariel studied theater and English at Bryn Mawr College and trained in the Walnut Street Theatre's Professional Apprentice Program as an Acting Apprentice. She has performed locally with Montgomery Theater, Act II Playhouse, Historic Philadelphia Inc., Theater To Go, ActorsNET, and Shakespeare '70 among others. She served as Theater Program Director for Archbishop Wood High School for three years (following two as Acting Coach), and has been directing at Town & Country since 2014. As an actor, her favorite roles include Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Barbara in Major Barbara, and Marian in The Music Man.



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