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NACL Theatre to hold free workshops

April 30, 2014

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — Workshops for The Weather Project Pageant Play will be held weekly at NACL Theatre starting May 5. The free workshops are open to all who wish to get involved in the creation and performance of The Weather Project Community Pageant Play on August 9.

Dance workshops will be held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Isabel Braverman and Corinna Grunn lead the contemporary dance workshops. Participants will learn modern dance skills and original choreography by Braverman and Grunn to be performed in The Weather Project Community Play. Wear comfortable clothes to move in, bring pen and paper, and a water bottle. This workshop is for ages 13 and up.

Play-Making and Chorus will be held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Tannis Kowalchuk and collaborating Weather Project artists lead the play-making and chorus rehearsals with adult participants. Those who wish to sing in The Weather Project Community Play will learn songs from around the world, often in three or four-part harmony. The chorus is an integral part of the Weather Project Community Play. Interested actors will help create and perform scenes. All participants should wear comfortable clothes to move in, bring pen and notebook, and a water bottle.

Stilt Walking will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Brett Keyser leads the stilt-walking workshop outside at NACL Theatre. Participants will learn how to stilt walk, and stilts are provided. The stilt walkers will prepare for the performance by learning choreography, building stilt costumes, and developing scenes. Wear long pants, sneakers or comfortable walking shoes, bring pen and paper and a water bottle. Ages 13 and up.

NACL Young Company will be on Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. NACL artists will offer theatre training to a young company of performers, writers, directors, designers, and technicians. The NACL Young Company welcomes serious and committed students ages 13 and up. The young company will perform in The Weather Project Community Play in August 2014. The Young Company offers training to teens through annual summer projects including the presentation of plays by Shakespeare, original devised performance, and classic plays from the world stage.

To register for any of these workshops, email tannis@nacl.org.