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YOUNG ARTIST'S VAUDEVILLE WORKSHOP

This project immerses students in the art form of theatrical vaudeville, incorporating drama, music, expository comedic speech, and dance into the creation of a full vaudeville production. Students will design, create, produce and finally perform the entire production, under the guidance of resident artist Frankee Angel. The workshop will last 9 weeks culminating in a public performance.

The vaudevillew workshop will follow a 9-week schedule, with weekly meetings of 90 minutes to 2 hours with the entire group. Each weekly meeting will focus on a particular skill or concept in the production of vaudeville, slowly building to the organization of a full original production. At the end of each weekly meeting, students will be assigned tasks or homework, which they will present in completed form at the meeting the following week.

 

In the first three weeks, the concepts of vaudeville and it's history will be introduced, including Butte's history in vaudeville performance. Students will prepare small acts to perform and present to their peers, learning how to give and receive constructive feed back. Weeks 4-8 of the workshop will focus on solidifying the acts for the performance, assigning roles and responsibilities, rehearsing and polishing. Week 9 will be devoted to performances.

PUBLIC PERFOMANCES ARE SEPTEMBER 9th & 10th

TUITION IS $70 a Student    SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

This project is funded in part by the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the State Government, and the National Endowment for the Arts.”

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