Motor City Players
Spoon River Anthology 2016
Adult Acting Workshop Production
will also be accepted
"Edgar Lee Masters is best remembered for his great collection Spoon River Anthology, a sequence of over two hundred free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the Town of Spoon River. When the collection first saw publication in 1915, it caused a great sensation because of its forthrightness about sex, moral decay, and hypocrisy; but its cynical view of Midwestern small town values influenced a whole generation of writers and their works. The volume, said Herbert K. Russell in the Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography, became an international popular and critical success."
The Poetry Foundation http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Free versions of Spoon River Anthology are available on line. Google it or find it at http://www.gutenberg.org/
Motor City Theatre will treat Masters' work as a means to recreate moments in the lives of the residents of the fictitious Illinois Town of Spoon River in the early 1900's. The workshop will include character analysis, improvisation and scene study (but mostly fun!).
Spring/summer production with summer cemetery production (s) (TBA)
Performances will be held at Motor City Theatre; summer performance (s) will take place in a local cemetery or in the "MCT Cemetery out back."
The Mouse Trap
Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
Dirty Work at the Crossroads
The Great Ghost Chase
Type MCYT Bard Bums! The Tempest, 2016
THE ONE HUNDRED HOUR
AUDITIONS May 14
Memorize up to 10 lines from a Shakespeare play
9:00-10:00 Grades 4-5
10:00-11:00 Grades 6-7
11:00-12:00 Grades 8-12
For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00-3:00 Saturdays: May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Weekdays: June 27, 28, 29, 30, (tentative) July 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
PARTICIPANTS MUST wear comfortable clothes and secure shoes
to all rehearsals. No dresses, skirts, flip flops, clogs, etc.
Snacks and drinks may be brought from home or purchased at MCYT.
Pizza will be sold at noon.
PLEASE BRING A WATER BOTTLE and A FOLDER FOR MUSIC/SCRIPTS/NOTES
Participation fee: $200, includes script and most costume items.
100 Hour workshop and public performances
All rehearsals will take place at: Motor City Theatre, 27555 Grantland, Livonia, MI 48150
Nancy Florkowski, Artistic Director
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