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Apollinaire Play Lab

Summer Session

Acting & Performance Intensive
Folktales and Legends of Latin America
June 26th-July 30th (no class July 3 & 4)- Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:00pm
Ages 12-18
Workshop Fee: $475
Instructors: Chelsea Evered & Armando Rivera

Recycle Art Theatre – The Curious Garden
July 10-13 (4 mornings) – Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs, 9:30am-12:00pm
Ages 6-11
Workshop Fee: $95
Instructor: Susan Paino

Mini-Musical Theatre – Maybe Something Beautiful
July 17-20 (4 mornings) – Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs, 9:30am-12:00pm
Ages 6-11
Workshop Fee: $95
Instructor: Susan Paino

Registration: Click here to Register
& to apply for Scholarship
or call 617-615-6506
or Register in Person:
Saturday 9-12:30
at the Riseman Family Theatre, Chelsea Theatre Works,
187 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea Square, Chelsea, MA

Scholarships are available for ALL students who need
them to attend.

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Acting & Performance Intensive –
Folktales and Legends of Latin America
Students will learn acting techniques and apply them in a rehearsal process with a focus on creating original short performances. This intensive will culminate in students acting in a performance of four folktales, including a Creation Myth, a Fable, a comic Folktale, and a dramatic Folktale/Legend. One will be in English, two in English and Spanish, and one will in Spanish.
Students will perform individual folktales before select Apollinaire in the Park performances (July 12-30) and at community events. A public performance of all 4 folktales will take place on Sunday July 30th at 2:00 at the Riseman Family Theatre at the Chelsea Theatre Works.

Recycle Art Theatre
– The Curious Garden (ages 6-11 years)
Do you love creating art using recyclable materials? This week, we will create stage scenery and props using a diverse assortment of materials to tell a story on stage: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. This program culminates in a showcase on Thursday at 11:30 for family and friends.

Mini-Musical Theatre – Maybe Something Beautiful
Through acting, singing, dancing, and mural-painting, students work together to perform in a musical theatre production inspired by the children's book, Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell and Rafael López (Illustrations). This program culminates in a showcase on Thursday at 11:30 for family and friends.

Susan Paino, Early Education Director- Susan brings a unique combination of experience, training, and passion to her work. A classically trained ballet dancer, her teaching practice is rooted in story-telling through movement. Susan has been the lead dance teacher for the Chelsea Youth Theatre education program for more than ten years. She is an advocate for arts in education and leads creative movement story time programs at public libraries throughout Greater Boston. Susan holds a Massachusetts Teacher Certificate in Early Childhood Education and is a Massachusetts Certified Lead Preschool Teacher.

Armando Rivera- Armando co-directed the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Intensive. He is an actor and director, with degrees in theater and history from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has worked extensively in youth theatre with the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA, where he toured California with Walk in Our Shoes and was featured in the original production Dia de los Cuentos.

Chelsea Evered- Chelsea is an actor, director and writer who received her B.A. in Theatre Studies: Acting from Emerson College. She teaches musical theater and art classes at Hill House Boston to children ages 5-9. She is also an educator for Speak About It, and with them, she facilitates conversations about communication, heathy relationships and consent with high school and college students. She looks forward to continuing to teach theater to inspire children and young adults as well as to share her love of the arts with young minds.

For more information call: 617-615-6506 or email us at apl@aplaylab.com

Apollinaire Theatre Company • Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet Street, Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-887-2336 • atc@apollinairetheatre.com