Readers Theater for the Beginner

Have you always wanted to do a little performing?  Are you a little shy to try out for a play?  Well, you have the perfect opportunity to put your fears aside and have a great time with others like you.

The beginning rehearsal starts on the 9th of January.  Only three rehearsals to commit and then a performance for friends and family.  The rehearsals and performance will take place at the beautiful Big Easel Bistro and Gallery in Wabeno.  This is the performing venue for so many amazing shows and performances.  Tim and Connie will be our hosts with Wabeno Area Players running the workshop.

All workshops are led by veteran performers and writers.  Each workshop allows the participants to learn some acting techniques and just how to deliver a great story and character.

The first in the Workshop Series is our Readers Theater in January.  The workshop will be held at The Big Easel (1784 Maple Ave.) in Wabeno.  The workshop dates are January 9, 16 and 23 at 6:00 pm.  The performance will be Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm.  Please reserve your space now.

Readers theater is what it sounds like it should be, and sometimes a little more.  In a particularly memorable episode of the widely beloved (and widely mocked) 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch, the title family participates in a high school talent show. The Brady males perform a skit with Brady dad reading a Longfellow poem while his sons accost him with a comical series of props and not-so-special special effects. It is a version of readers theater gone very wrong.

In general, though, we can describe readers theater is when actors emphasize vocal delivery through live reading, without elaborate staging, technical support, props, or costumes.  No memorizing of lines for those that worry about that.

If you are interested or have any questions, please call (715) 889-1606 or email wabenoareaplayers@gmail.com.  It will be a fun way to spend those cold Wednesday evenings in January.

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