An integrated program composed of 3 terms, (Autumn, Winter and Spring) plus Spring & Summer Intensives
Winter Term 2019 ~ January 7 to March 16
The refinement of class work into scenes, movement patterns, scripts and roles to provide a structure for story and character development, as we begin the building of plays for performance at the annual Youth Festival of Plays in May and June.
Spring Term 2019
Groups interact as the work and fun continue with a challenging rehearsal process and production schedule in preparation for the annual Youth Festival of Plays in May & June. The Back-for-a-Feed classes follow up on and celebrate the performance experience.
Tir-na-nOg’s Youth Festival of Plays 2019 ~ May/June
Recognizing that experience is the real teacher, we have organized the annual Youth Festival of Plays so that each student has the opportunity to test and temper skills learned during the course of the year in the fire of live performance before community and school audiences.
The Summer Stage Intensive 2019 ~ August 16 to September 1st
This Annual Intensive runs from August 16 through September 1st, weekday afternoons. Performances take place on August 31st and September 1st. For 2018-19 registered students there is no charge as this course is included in the yearly membership fee. For newcomers the fee is $200. This year the project is a Tir-na-nOg adaptation of Peter Pan, from the delightful play by J.M.Barrie.
Autumn Term 2019 ~ September 9 to December 15/16
Getting to know you ~ Classes focus on developing the necessary foundation skills for acting on stage while learning and growing through the essential and rewarding practice of working together as an ensemble.
Annual Yuletide Story Feast 2019 ~ December 7/8 @ 3.00 pm
At the turning of the year, Tir-na-nOg groups join together to celebrate the work of the Autumn term, combining the performance of a co-operative play with an informal pot-luck tea and a silent auction fun-d-raiser. This occasion is also an opportunity to sign up for the annual Playwright Challenge 2020.
Spring Board Production 2020
A special mixed-age intensive project with song, dance and movement in the mix. Performances April 4th and 5th 2020.