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    Theater Lab: Shakespeare Intensive with Kelly Kitchens

    Grades 7 - 12
    • Rehearsals

      September 8 – September 24

      Tuesdays & Thursdays

      4pm – 6pm

    • Final Showcase

      Friday, September 25, 7pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens

    Words are the beat of a play, the pulse, the rhythm. Learn to enhance words by understanding the structure of dramatic verse. Following the clues in the script, learn to how to make dynamic choices with difficult text. In this lab, you’ll use meter and verse to explore character and theme in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Every student walks out with a classical monologue to use in professional auditions.

    • Cost

      $215

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 12

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  • Parlour Tricks

    Grades 9 - 12 --- an SPT Original!
    • Rehearsals

      September 14 – October 21

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Tech Week

      October 26 – October 29

      Monday through Thursday

      6pm – 9pm

    • Performances

      Friday, October 30, 7pm

      Saturday, October 31, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, November 1, 2pm

    Directed by Emily Purington
    Written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard

    Want to talk to dead people? So do the clueless aristocrats in this world premiere production. Two Victorian hucksters make their fortunes peddling Spiritualism and séances to unsuspecting mourners, promising to re-unite them with long lost loved ones. Things get downright bloody when they accidentally raise a demon. Will they defeat it before it unleashes a legion of seven-headed snake monsters to swallow humanity? Maybe.

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

    • 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).

  • Sherlock Holmes & the Baker Street Irregulars

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      September 20 – October 29

      Sundays & Thursdays

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Tech Week

      November 1 – November 5

      Sunday through Thursday

      6:30pm – 9pm

    • Performances

      Friday, November 6, 7pm

      Saturday, November 7, 2pm & 7pm

      Sunday, November 8, 2pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine
    Written by Arthur Conan Doyle; adapted by Thomas W. Olson

    A damp fog coats the London streets, and in his comfortable flat at 221-B Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes is at work on a puzzling new case. In addition to his faithful friend Watson, Holmes has enlisted the cooperation of some ragged street urchins known as the “Baker Street Irregulars.” Together they investigate the appearance of a derelict cargo ship and the poisonous giant rat of Sumatra, a royal kidnapping, the eruption of Krakatoa, and a pair of lethal pygmies. A bold, fast-paced adventure with plenty of action and sleuthing for all!

    • Cost

      $485

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 18

    • 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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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Grades 2 - 5
    • Rehearsals

      October 3 – November 21

      Saturdays

      10am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, November 21, 12pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne and Sara Porkalob
    Written by William Shakespeare

    “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Take four mismatched lovers, a magical wood, and a cast of peasants, nobles, and immortal fairies. Add fantastic language, music, dance, and a sublimely ridiculous “play within-a-play”, and you have theater at its most glorious and silly. Shakespeare is for anyone – no experience necessary! Develop your body, voice, and imagination while making new friends and working together to put on a play.

     

    Growing Up Midsummer: A Year of Dreams

    This fall, be part of the first installment of a year-long project to connect people of all ages through the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Throughout the year, three very different variations will illuminate the universality and timelessness of Shakespeare’s most accessible play. The project culminates in summer 2016 with a multi-generational, full-scale production directed by Shana Bestock.

    • Cost

      $225

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

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    Dimension Force

    Grades 6 - 9 -- an SPT Original!
    • Rehearsals

      October 5 – November 4

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      4pm – 6pm

    • Tech Week

      November 9 – November 13

      Monday through Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, November 14, 2pm

      Sunday, November 15, 2pm

      Saturday, November 21, 2pm

      Sunday, November 22, 2pm

    Directed by Kelly Kitchens
    Written by Scotto Moore

    Dimension Force is a team of exceptional agents, assembled from across the multiverse, charged with protecting reality from unusually powerful criminals and technology.  They’re in pursuit of a villain who has stolen one of the most dangerous devices in all of existence, a time machine, which he intends to use to conquer Earth.  But how can Dimension Force hope to beat a mastermind who can visit his own future to outwit their capture attempts?  They’ll need new recruits whose abilities could be key to saving our planet: a psionic whose mind control skills are so powerful that she is rarely allowed out of a specialized cell; a hacker who has replaced her entire organic brain with powerful cybernetic implants; an interstellar pirate who traffics in illegal alien artifacts; and more.

    • Cost

      $440

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

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  • The Tempest

    Grades 6 - 9
    • Rehearsals

      November 3 – November 24

      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      *please note there is no rehearsal on Thanksgiving*

      4pm – 6:30pm

    • Tech Week

      November 30 – December 4

      Monday through Friday

      4pm – 6pm

    • Performances

      Saturday, December 5, 2pm

      Sunday, December 6, 7pm

    Directed by Shana Bestock
    Written by William Shakespeare

    Trickery and magic, romance and revenge! Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck his traitor brother and settle the score once and for all. But bitter vengeance is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves “all the world’s a stage”. A mashup of old-world Elizabethan theater and 21st century technology, SPT’s production is bursting with magic both new and ancient.

    • Cost

      $440

    • Enrollment

      Min: 10 Max: 16

    • 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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    Re-Imagined Fairy Tales

    Grades 1 - 3
    • Rehearsals

      August 31 – September 4

      Mondays through Fridays

      9am – 12pm

    • Performances

      Friday, September 4, 11:30pm

    Directed by Tara Kaine

    Fairy tales have the power to transport you to another world, a world of magic and imagination where anything is possible… as long as you are the Hero. A group of young fairy tales creatures are sick of heroes. The time has come for a change! Come join a creative ensemble whose mission is to rebuild our favorite magical worlds, to make anything possible for everyone!

     

    • Cost

      $175

    • Enrollment

      Min: 8 Max: 15

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  • Hanuman in the Underworld

    Grades 5 - 8
    • Rehearsals

      August 31 – September 4

      Mondays through Fridays

      12:30pm – 5:30pm

    • Performances

      Friday, September 4, 4pm

    Directed by Steven Sterne
    Written by Jennifer Dice

    In this tale adapted from the Hindu epic Ramayana, you’ll meet Hanuman the monkey god, an ardent defender of Rama. When Rama and his brother Lakshmana are suddenly kidnapped, Hanuman must travel to a strange reverse world where Ahiravan, a demonic being, holds sway. How will he rescue his King in a land where water flows uphill, fire makes things wet, and eggs try to get back into their shells? Especially since he keeps getting younger and younger every minute! Join us for this fun and unusual production, and find out.

    • Cost

      $270

    • 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).