|Shake up YOUR Summer with the
2011 Pella Shakespeare Company!
Join us for Shakespeare
Tales Unbound, a collection of scenes from Shakespeares comedies and
tragedies as well as a sampling of his sonnets. This year for the first time
ever, we will present TWO sections of Pella Shakespeare Company young
performers with material and rehearsal activities especially tailored to each
group's individual skill level.
Troupes will meet for just one short
week per troupe of workshops and rehearsals prior to their performance date.
Each troupe will have the awesome experience of quickly putting together a
quality show; focusing on memorization, characterization, blocking, period
costuming, props and just having great times learning about Shakespeare.
The Teen Troupe will rehearse Monday, July 11th - Friday, July
15th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with a performance on Saturday, July 16th at 7 pm.
During the week of intensive creativity, including improvisation, scansion and
character work, the troupe will also work with professional fight master Jason
Tipsword to learn the ins and outs of stage combat for a big final
choreographed company fight scene. Only 15 actors will be cast in the Teen
The Youth Troupe will meet Monday, July 18th- Friday,
July 22nd from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm to explore the fun of Shakespeare's language
and story themes through theatre games, role playing, and storytelling with a
performance on Friday, July 22nd at 7 pm in the evening. No more than 15 actors
will be cast in the Youth Troupe.
Auditions for both the Teen
Troupe and the Youth Troupe will be held Saturday, June 4th from 1-3 PM at JKF
Auditorium in the Pella Community Center at 712 Union Street.
Questions about the Teen Troupe, the Youth Troupe, or the
auditions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
And as always - our workshops and performances are all FREE! Thanks to
the City of Pella, Union Street Players, Friends of Central Arts, the Central
College Theatre Department and our wonderful donors.
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PSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, now
in our fifth year of FREE performances. The Pella Shakespeare Company exists to
bring fresh, fun, simple and well-spoken theatre to the public of Pella and its
surrounding communities. Our goal is to educate as we entertain
multi-generational audiences. We believe that exposure to literature and art
enhances the quality of life within our community and engages everyone in a
larger world view. Utilizing classical and important works, community and
student actors, quality production values and unusual performance spaces within
the park system, PSC Adult & Youth Troupes perform for more than 1400
audience members each year.
PSC grew out of a class project at Central
College and generates cooperation between the local community theatres, local
colleges, the Community Center, Parks and Recreation, the Corps of Engineers,
DNR, the Pella Chamber of Commerce, and now Des Moines Theatre..For a
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A Midsummer Night's Dream...for kids and
by kids ....
Fairies slipped down slides, royalty rode invisible horses,
peace signs and tie dye abounded and a good time was had by all.
Attended by over 1200 people, the
2005 Pella Shakespeare Festival offered free performances by the adult troupe
of The Comedy of Errors, and by the kids troupe of A
Midsummer Nights Dream.
All performances of the plays were
held outdoors in the local parks (including 2 locations in West Market Park,
Central Park and the Howell Station Campground) between June 18 and June
21-June 25, 2005.
Conversations on the Lawn, as
sponsored by an Iowa Arts Council mini-grant, were held prior to 5 evening
performances. The talks were held to enhance audience appreciation and
understanding of Shakespeare by offering illuminating historical information.
In the weeks preceding the production, several of the speakers also gave talks
at Brown Bag Lunches at the Pella Public Library.