Thearicum Botanicum to Offer Free Classical Theater Workshops
A schedule of free theater workshops and residencies for residents of the Antelope Valley is being offered as part of Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's Antelope VAlley Theatre Project, an immersive theater program that expands the company's reach to the area with support from The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund.
Community members will be able to participate in one of six multiple-session classes during the months of October, November and December at no charge, including technique workshops for adults in Elizabethan Dance, Fencing and Stage Combat; residencies for adults in Classical Acting and Writing and Performing; and a multi-generational residency for families titled Families Act the Classics, during which family groups (each group must include at least one child and one adult) will be directed by Theatricum teaching artists in their own performance from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Each class will also perform at a culminating Community Theatre Festival to be held on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre.
In addition to the workshops and residencies, Theatricum's professional repertory company is offering free admission to public performances of its award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The first free performance takes place this Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (at 3 p.m.), with additional performances on Nov. 10 at Jackie Robinson Park in Sun Village (2 p.m.) and Dec. 13 at Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre (7:30 pm.).
For more information and to enroll in classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.