Everyman Theatre Announces Artistic Initiative THE ALL ACCESS PROJECT

Everyman Theatre Announces Artistic Initiative THE ALL ACCESS PROJECT

Everyman Theatre announced this week a brand new artistic initiative, The All Access Project, a series of classes the brings the audience closer than ever into the creation of an Everyman production. Audience members are invited to enhance their theatergoing experience with sessions that allow them to dive in, dig deep and explore the upcoming spring production of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Enrollment is currently open for the class, which will take place from March 13th through April 26th.

"The All Access Project brings the audience into never-before-seen aspects of an Everyman production," said Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director, Vincent Lancisi. "We are inviting our audience members to fully emerge into the world of Vera Stark and experience the entire creative process - from first rehearsal to opening night - right along with the cast and design team. This is a true insider's view into the creation of a show. Now is your chance to see how the magic makes it to the stage!"

The All Access Project will include seven sessions of exclusive experiences. Beginning on Thursday, March 13th, the class will begin by discussing the production with the director. Students will gain insight into the casting and overall creative decisions behind the show.

Students will next go behind the design process and meet with the design team on Tuesday, March 18th. The class will discuss the design inspiration for the production with the various designers that bring the show to life onstage.

On Tuesday, March 25th the class will actually go into the rehearsal room to watch the rehearsal process firsthand. After rehearsal is finished, students and actors will join together to discuss the rehearsal process.

Next, students will "connect the context" and explore the contextual landscape with the artists who will be responsible for making the film that appears within the play itself. This session will take place on Thursday, April 3rd.

The cast, directors and design team will all be working on putting the final touches on the production as the class sits in on a technical rehearsal - something that very few audience members ever get to see. This session of the class will occur on Thursday, April 10th.

The class will get to then see the final product and celebrate Opening Night of the production with the cast, crew and design team on Friday, April 18th. The following weekend, the class will be invited to join the new panel discussion series, The World of the Play, to discuss the hot topic of racism in Hollywood. The panel will take place on Saturday, April 26th and is hosted by radio personality Marc Steiner.

Registration for The All Access Project is now open; you may enroll today by visiting www.everymantheatre.org/allaccessproject or by calling the Education Department at 443-615-7055 x 7142. Tuition for the class is $300 ($250 for Everyman subscribers). Please note all dates and guests are subject to change.

Everyman Theatre is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

Vincent Lancisi is the Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director.

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