BPA Teen Lab One Acts Feature SELFIE And LOCKDOWN April 18 - 28
BPA Theatre School students perform two One-Act plays in a black box setting over the course of two weekends at Studio B, behind the Bainbridge Performing Arts Mainstage. This spring - under the tutelage of Ann Wilkinson Ellis and Pete Benson - students explored a variety of acting methods and styles through a series of intensive exercises and improv games, learning how to break down a script to find their character's backstory and motivations, and applying active tactics to reveal the heart of their character. Their efforts culminate in the spring production of two One-Act plays - SELFIE by Bradley Hayward and LOCKDOWN by Douglas Craven.
In SELFIE, teens face bullies, parents, pressure, sickness, and their own self-judgment as they search for ways to stand out. Documenting their year one click at a time, they come to realize life is not about what other people see - it's about the pictures they have of themselves.
In LOCKDOWN, eight students sit in an official lockdown in a darkened classroom. Not knowing if it's just a drill or an actual emergency, they are left alone to wonder if it's a real event or an exercise, and if it's safer to stay or run.
Both shows are sold separately. Performances for SELFIE are Thursday, April 18, Saturday, April 20, and Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. plus Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. LOCKDOWN runs Friday, April 19, Thursday, April 25, and Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. plus Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for each show, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. SELFIE and LOCKDOWN are produced by special arrangement with Playscripts.
BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an "Open Doors" program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.