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    Improv Insanity

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      March 7 – April 27

      (no rehearsal from April 11 – April 15)

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      4:30pm – 6:30pm

      *Note: this class will have some rehearsals offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Performances

      Saturday, April 30, 2pm

      Sunday, May 1, 2pm

    Directed by Ali el-Gasseir

    Improv is all about quick thinking, physical comedy, verbal dexterity, character development, and being in the moment with your scene partners. A combination of classic improv games and sketch comedy, this class will culminate in a final performance guaranteed to get your audience laughing. Be prepared to be hilarious!

    • Cost

      $265

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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  • Room Service

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      March 7 – April 13

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

      *Note: this class will have some rehearsals offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Tech Week

      April 18 – April 21

      Monday through Thursday

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Performances

       

      Friday, April 22, 7pm

      Saturday, April 23, 7pm

      Sunday, April 24, 2pm

      Friday, April 29, 7pm

      Saturday, April 30, 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by Allen Boretz & John Murray

    Snappy dialogue, slapstick comedy and a wickedly fast pace deliver the farcical goods. Follow what happens as nineteen hungry actors are holed up in a Times Square hotel room with a headstrong producer, trying to find a backer for his new Broadway show while racking up monstrous room service bills. Filled with jokes, pratfalls, fast-paced chatter and financial chicanery for an evening of non-stop foolery. Originally produced in 1937 during the height of the Great Depression, and then turned into a Marx Brothers movie, Room Service is a comedy classic. Order Room Service for your family!

    Production & design positions available for this production. More info here!

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 17

    • Registration

      This class has filled, but spots may open up in the future. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon (admin@seattlepublictheater.org).

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    Animal Farm

    Grades 6 - 9
    • Rehearsals

      March 13 – April 28

      Sundays & Thursdays

      6pm – 8:30pm

      *Note: this class will have some rehearsals offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Tech Week

      May 1 – May 5

      Sunday through Thursday

      6pm – 8:30pm

    • Performances

       

      Friday, May 6, 7pm

      Saturday, May 7, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, May 8, 2pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine
    Written by George Orwell; adapted by Roger Parsley

    The revolution is upon us! A group of rebel 99%ers are occupying Mr. Jones Manor Farm. The animal occupiers rise up and take over the business. The brave community vows to use their new power to change the world for the better; to create equality among all the 99%. For a short time they are successful, but the fight isn’t over. The enemy is just as subversive, cunning and powerful – and lies within.

    Production & design positions available for this production. More info here!

    • Cost

      $460

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

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    The Umbrella

    Grades 2 - 5
    • Rehearsals

      March 19 – May 7

      Saturdays

      10am – 12pm

      *Note: this class will rehearse from 1:30pm – 3:30pm on April 2*

      *Note: this class will have one rehearsal offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Performance

      Saturday, May 7, 12pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Jennifer Dice

    Something strange is happening up at the mansion on the hill. A traveling journalist stops at a local inn and hears rumors that he must investigate. Why does the housekeeper lock herself in her room at night? When the delivery man knocks, exactly what will answer the door? How do the things we forget come back to haunt us? A dark comedy of mystery inspired by Japanese folklore and gothic romance.

    • Cost

      $245

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

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    Theater Lab: Amazing Acting, Awesome Auditions, and Delicious Dialects

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      April 11 – April 15

      Monday through Friday

      9am – 3pm

    • Final Showcase

      Friday, April 15, 2:30pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens, Ana Maria Campoy & Alyssa Keene

    Get on stage with the real deal – exciting scenes from contemporary SPT Mainstage scripts. Work with master teaching artists to develop your range, hone your craft, make strong connections with your peers and have some serious fun. Mornings are “Act with Intention” class, where you’ll work with SPT Artistic Associate Kelly Kitchens on making bold choices and creating strong characters. Afternoons are special skills workshops: “The Awesome Audition” with Ana Maria Campoy and “Delicious Dialects” with Alyssa Keene.

    • Cost

      $385

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 12

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    Theater Lab: Directing – 13 Ways of Looking at a Script

    Grades 9 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      April 11 – April 15

      Monday through Friday

      1pm – 4pm

      *Note: this class will rehearse offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Final Showcase

       

      Friday, April 15, 3:30pm

    Directed by Tina Polzin

    “Here’s the pitch!” Directing is all about skills you’ll need in any professional setting, no matter what field you are in. How do you conceptualize a text? Create a world? Even if you’ve never thought about directing, this class is a great way to deepen your artistic voice and creative potential. Learn how to identify and interpret theme, create a world, and communicate with designers, while working with Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What is the story that you need to tell? Class culminates with pitch to Artistic Director Shana Bestock, and an audience of potential producers.

    • Cost

      $225

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 12

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  • Goblin

    Grades 10 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      April 25 – May 18

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

      *Note: this class will have some rehearsals offsite at the SPT Offices in the U-District*

    • Tech Week

      May 22 – May 25

      Sunday through Wednesday

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, May 28, 2pm

      Sunday, May 29, 7pm

      Saturday, June 4, 2pm

      Sunday, June 5, 7pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by Frank Garland

    An alien creature appears in a small cubicle in the offices of Maynard Atlantic. Hunted by a pair of deadly and enigmatic professionals, she must navigate the cacophony of the city and its denizens, searching for the little girl who created her, and for a way to stay alive.

    Students in the 8th or 9th grade are invited to participate in the production by application. For more info, please email Simon at admin@seattlepublictheater.org.

    Production & design positions available for this production. More info here!

    • Cost

      $440

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 15

    • Registration

      This class has filled, but spots may open up in the future. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Simon (admin@seattlepublictheater.org).