Bailiwick Chicago to Offer STAGES! Summer Workshops

Bailiwick Chicago to Offer STAGES! Summer Workshops

Treat your child to a safe and fun summer theatrical experience with one of Chicago's most inventive and diverse theatre companies. Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to introduce STAGES!, two summer theatre intensives created for 6th - 12th graders. During these week-long intensives, young artists will have an opportunity to create and star in an original play or musical (or both!) under the leadership of Bailiwick Chicago's talented Collective members. For STAGES! pricing, registration and additional information, visit or contact Director of Education Michael Driscoll (773) 876-8941 (15% early registration discount through May 15, 2014).

"We wanted to create a summer program for young theatre artists in which they could feel challenged and supported in a fast-paced and exciting professional environment," comments Bailiwick Chicago's Director of Education Michael Driscoll. "Our mission with the newly-formed educational program is to provide young artists the opportunity to explore their creative voice and ultimately share their creativity with others. We created Stages! to help validate young voices and hopefully inspire developing artists to form a deeper relationship with theatre," adds Driscoll.

Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27 (9 am - 3 pm)
Stage 773 Cabaret Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago

This one-week acting intensive focuses on the creation of an original work based on a relevant theme chosen by the ensemble. The week culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance of the original work! In addition to learning the process of creating a new work, actors will engage in voice, movement and character development workshops taught by leading Chicago theatre professionals and Bailiwick Collective members. The workshops will deepen the actors' understanding of his/her own craft and allow them to share in a powerful theatrical experience. In just one week, actors will celebrate their unique perspective, explore their passion for theatre and be a part of an event that will challenge them as artists!

Monday, July 7 - Friday July 11, 2014 (9 am - 3 pm)
Location to be announced.

This one-week workshop allows the artists to experience the world of musical theatre with a Bailiwick twist. In five days, actors will work with Bailiwick Chicago Collective members Aaron Benham and Danny Bernardo to write, compose and perform an original musical containing four original songs and scenes. Actors will work side-by-side with Bailiwick Chicago to develop the plot, explore rich characters and inspire and compose incredible music. Actors will leave the intense one-week workshop having a complete theatrical experience as a playwright, composer, lyricist, designer and performer!

Bailiwick Chicago is a non-profit professional company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals and develop new work, while sharing a powerful and authentic theatrical experience. The company celebrates and engages our community through diverse programming, artistic partnerships and outreach opportunities. In its first three seasons Bailiwick Chicago has garnered 54 award nominations, including 10 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations in its first Jeff-Eligible season (2011-12). For additional information, visit

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