Are you homeschooled? Interested in acting? Do you love stories?
All the World's a Stage Players puts on a play every year, and all participants who sign up get a part!
We're a theatre group focused on education. Our final production means the world to us, but we shine in our rehearsal process: AWSP focuses on learning to act, read, and analyze stories and characters, and involving the actors in all aspects of production, from fight choreography, to lighting, to music and sound, to set and props. Older students may become Assistant Director Apprentices, and are given the opportunity to direct parts of the play themselves. This year, we have alumni of the program returning to compose music, teach fight choreography, work on lights, and assistant direct.
Our official program begins in September, with four weeks of free workshops. This gives families an opportunity to try the program before they commit to being there for the year. In this first month, we play acting games and get to know the story we'll be working with. The first week in October, we hold auditions, which are structured to be a non-intimidating process. Families are asked to pay tuition and commit to the program this week – if a student auditions, they will become a member of the cast. There are no small parts at AWSP, especially because this is an education-based program. All students, in every part, will learn about acting, Shakespearean history, and producing a show. No experience is needed to participate, just the desire to learn, to work hard, and to have fun!
2018-2019 schedule: We are in the process of changing directors so we will announce our meeting dates this summer. Workshops – 10:00am-1:00pm from September to December January through late March we meet from 10:00- 2:30 Tech Week runs 10:00-2:30 for a full week prior to performances
Tech week, dress rehearsals, and performance dates TBA We love our wonderful space to rehearse in, the auditorium at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824.
Sound interesting? We'd love for you to join us! Please send us a message on our Facebook page, or through our "Contact Us" form on this website. More information about open houses and summer opportunities to meet forthcoming!