​Motor City Players

Spoon River Anthology 2016
Adult Acting Workshop Production

June 17-18

Times TBA

$5.00 

Additional donations

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

/bio/edgar-lee-masters

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."




Motor City Players, est. 2013

Motor City Youth Theatre 

Mission Statement


To enrich the lives of youth

through participation in

dance, music, visual arts,

theatre workshops

and main stage productions;
To facilitate youth’s development of life skills such as problem solving,

decision-making and team work;
To offer high quality

theatrical productions

to the community

Past Productions:

The Mouse Trap

Lady Pirates of Captain Bree​

Sleepy Hollow

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

The Great Ghost Chase

         YOUTH PRODUCTIONS            ADULT Productions                   

                                     Current activities at MCYT

Type MCYT Bard Bums! The Tempest, 2016

THE ONE HUNDRED HOUR
Shakespeare WORKSHOP 

Grades 4-12

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 motorcityoutheatre@gmail.com

WORKSHOP SESSIONS
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 
motorcityoutheatre@gmail.com 
www.mcyt.org MCYT (since 1990) Where Kids Come First!

Motor City Youth Theatre

celebrating 26 years!