Georgia Ensemble Theatre & Conservatory To Teach Theatre In China

Georgia Ensemble Theatre & Conservatory To Teach Theatre In China Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company and conservatory has been invited to participate in a cultural exchange with China to teach drama to children in the city of Hangzhou, Hunan Province. And, as a second part of the exchange, 20 five-year olds and their families from China will travel to Roswell this summer to participate in a week of GET's Conservatory summer theatre camp.

The Atlanta International Culture Exchange has chosen GET's Conservatory and Education Department for this honor due to their track record of excellence in teaching children and teens over the past 25 years.

Education Director Laurel Crowe, Education Manager Michael Vine and conservatory teaching artist Jessica De Maria will be going to China at the end of March for twelve days. They'll engage in a combination of observing, presenting their skills-training processes to the Chinese families and then teaching workshops with the children. According to Ms. Crowe, "The Chinese participants in this exchange are very excited about learning how Americans teach drama and acting. They came to us specifically because of our process-based teaching and our focus on fundamentals in developing artists' to the best of their potential."

While the Atlanta International Cultural Exchange has partnered with other schools (Georgia Tech, Killian Hill Christian School, Brandon Hall), this is the first partnership with a professional theatre and conservatory aimed at teaching Chinese children drama and music.

Once the education team from Georgia Ensemble returns from China, they will start preparing for their many summer theatre camps starting in June and running all summer. The second part of this cultural exchange will bring 20 five-year old Chinese children and their families to visit GET in Roswell where they will participate alongside American students in a one-week Mash Up Madness summer camp.

Education Manager Michael Vine added, "This is an exciting opportunity for all involved and we hope that going forward we can participate in more programs like this. We're honored to be chosen to be a part of this exchange."

More information about the Georgia Ensemble Conservatory can be found at www.get.org

About the GET Summer Camps:

Each session will end with a Showcase, which allows students to perform for friends and family. Parents will get a "snap shot" of the skills and performance styles our students have been learning.

Session I - A Magical Journey Through Classical Theater & Literature

From Macbeth to Midsummer and Peter Pan to Alice in Wonderland, students will dive into magical stories and performance styles. This fun session will focus on building strong performance skills for young actors, learning different theatre styles (including dialects, production classes with a twist, and moving stage pictures) while developing strong teamwork through selfless ensemble collaboration.
Showcase on June 15th at 4:00 p.m. 2-week session
June 4-15, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Session II - Magical Musicals, Triple Threat: Act, Sing, Dance

Musical Theatre is a truly "magical" experience, from tying in dance to story-telling through song, this theater genre is challenging and fun. This energetic session will focus on popular Broadway musicals and plays, and will include a dance/choreography class and song component in the voice class.
Showcase on June 29th at 4:00 p.m. 2-week session

June 18-29, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Performance Camp 2018:

Mary Poppins Jr. July 16-27, 2018: 9:00am - 5:00pm Rising grades 3-12

Performance Camp is strictly reserved for experienced students who have completed the GET Summer Conservatory or a previous GET school year class. Due to the popularity of Performance Camp, no exceptions to this rule will be made. Discounts are available to families who would like to register for both Summer Conservatory and Performance Camp. Please call for more information. Camp size is limited. Traditionally this camp goes on a waiting list by early spring.


Under the direction of senior GET Faculty, students will experience the entire production process from audition through performance in just two weeks. In addition to rehearsing and performing, students will build costumes and sets, hang lights and work on all technical aspects of the show, including strike after the final performance. Performance camp culminates in two public performances on July 28, 2017 (2pm and 7pm).

*For more information about Georgia Ensemble Theatre's Performance Camp or to request a registration link, email the GET Education Director at education@get.org or call 770.641.1260

Performance Camp:

Design/Tech 2-week session--Extended Hours! Rising grades 9-12
July 16-27, 2018: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Design/Tech students experience our production from the backstage perspective. Students will build costumes and sets, create props, assist the director and stage manager, hang lights and work on all technical aspects of the show, including strike after the final performance. Performance camp culminates in two public performances on July 28, 2017 (2pm and 7pm).

*For more information about Georgia Ensemble Theatre's Performance Camp or to request a registration link, email the GET Education Director at education@get.org or call 770.641.1260

NEW!

Middle School (Grades 5th-7th)
2 day session July 5 & 6, 2018: 9:00am - 2:00pm

With a focus on improvisation training in preparation for our high school classes, students will learn both long and short-form improv games to improve their ensemble building skills. Pair this camp with Mash-Up Madness: Fairy Tale Frenzy, and receive $50 off of the pair!

EXCLUSIVELY FOR TEENS!

Back By Popular Demand!

Summer Teen Intensive

2 Day Intensive July 5&6, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Improvisation/Performance Skills/Play writing/Sketch Comedy

Advanced students will spend three intense days honing their skills in movement, improvisation, and playwriting, culminating in a script for Mash-Up Musical Madness. Class size is limited.

The Teen Master Class Camp Mash-Up Musical Madness:

1-week session
July 9-13, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Showcase at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13th) (Grades 8 to 12)

One part sketch comedy, one part devised performance art, and one part pop-culture musical, this camp has developed in to one of the biggest hits of the summer! Have a blast turning current hits and Broadway standards into your own musical. Students will develop a Musical Theatre piece involving an established story, contemporary, and musical theatre songs.

Elementary & Middle School Mash-Up Madness:

1-week session
July 9-13, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Showcase at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13th) (Grades K-7th)

Improvisation/Play Creation/Music/Movement

With a focus on core performance skills, music, movement and collaborative scene work, the new one-week Mash-Up series will pair our students with their professional teaching artists to create and original theater piece. Class sizes are limited.


For all pricing and more info, please see our website at www.get.org and look under Conservatory.

ABOUT GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE: The Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory provides quality theatre productions and arts education to the north metro Atlanta area. The Company annually produces five mainstage productions, attended by more than 35,000 patrons, as well as four Family Stage productions and year-round classes for all ages.

And the rest of Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 25th Silver Anniversary Season:

March 1-18, 2018

A Comedy of Tenors

By Ken Ludwig

The hilarious companion piece to Tony Award-winning Lend Me A Tenor, the most popular American farce of the 20th century.

Directed by Shelly McCook

April 12-29, 2018:

Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story

By Alan Janes

Featuring the Music of Buddy Holly

Directed by Ricardo Aponte

The FamilyStage: Adventure Series

The Jungle Book

By Greg Banks, adapted from the book by Rudyard Kipling

Performances on Saturdays at 11am -Apr 14, 21, 28

The Joe Gransden Big Band Series

Joe and his band are back for another series of big band jazz concerts at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Dates for this popular series are:

March 12, 2018 - Swingin' At The Haven

April 23, 2018 - Farley's Favorites

For tickets or information, call 770-641-1260, or visit us online at www.get.org.



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