Fri, Feb 22
Tuesdays, Feb 26- Apr 2 • SESSION FULL
A six-week program of showbiz without the stress for Seniors! With Charles Van Eman.
Fri-Sun, Mar 15-17
The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
Mon-Fri, Apr 15-19
A week-long program of voice instruction and choreographed pop and show tunes. Grades 2-12.
Theater Workshop Program
Senior Readers' Theater
Tuesdays, February 26 - April 2, 2013
9:30 - 11:00 AM
A 6-wk. session of no-stress show biz for seniors!
CHARLES VAN EMAN
Senior Readers’ Theater is show business without the stress! Readers’ theater is performed seated and there is no memorization required. Together, we will explore a script in detail, develop a character, focus on the use of voice and gestures, and finally- perform for the community!
This program welcomes individuals aged 55 and older, regardless of experience. This is a welcoming, non-threatening way to experience the magic of the theater.
The sessions will run on Tuesdays, from February 26 - April 2, 9:30-11:00am. Public performances will be scheduled close to the last seeion date.
This program will meet at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. We are very grateful that any seniors requiring transportation can call the Newburyport Council on Aging at 978-462-8650.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
CHARLES VAN EMAN: For over 30 years Charles Van Eman worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Boston. His television and film credits include Drop Dead Diva, 96 Minutes, Unstoppable, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Prison Break, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, All My Children, and The Colbys. His most recent stage work has been at the Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts in The Christina Experiment, and at The Actors Studio of Newburyport in The Goat or Who is Sylvia.
As a writer he adapted Louis L’Amour short stories and a novel into internationally distributed audio dramas for Random House Publishing. He co-wrote 20 episodes of the Atlanta based internet drama series High Rise. His solo plays, Beginners Mind and Jack’s Hat have both been performed in Newburyport. He is the author of two novels, On The Way To Pomona and The Weight of Loss. The children’s play, The Maiden Voyage of Meaghan O’Dell written with Anna Smulowitz is his most recent project.
He is tremendously grateful to the Firehouse for entrusting him with their new readers' theater program. He is looking forward to discovering and nurturing new talent and embracing those in the community with whom he has worked in the past.
This event is produced by the Firehouse with partial funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
$50.00 per student for the 6-week session*
Enrollment is limited!
Please call Beth Falconer at 978/499-9931 or
send her an e-mail.
* The Firehouse Center for the Arts does not want to exclude anyone from participating due to financial ability. Please contact Beth Falconer at 978-499-9931 if you would like to request a scholarship.
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