At the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre located at 219 N. Spring St.
Coordinated by Annette Kamps
BDACT invites new as well as experienced actors to participate in the sessions where they will have the opportunity to read a variety of roles in twelve short plays. Unlike typical auditions, those who attend the casting sessions will be reading within an informal workshop setting. Given the advantage of fewer lines and fewer rehearsals than the requirements of a full-length play, those who are cast may be invited to perform in one or more of the productions.
Project coordinator Annette Kamps emphasized the particular advantages of this new experience. “From the playwriting ex…perience to the staging of the plays, one of BDACT’s primary goals with this project is to offer opportunities to sharpen writing, acting, directing, and production skills within a limited time frame. Whether participants are veteran performers who want to be a part of this new exploration, or those who want to try acting for the first time, this is an ideal way to get involved in a new, exciting, educational project.”
Following rehearsals, BDACT will produce the plays, inspired by the theme, “Unexpected Encounters” on April 14, 15, 16, and 17. The play directors, with support from BDACT consultants, will also be experiencing the uniqueness of presenting new works as they collaborate with the writers from the theatre’s first playwriting workshop. The workshop involved six classes plus individual consultations offered by New York playwright Jeremy Kamps as an in-kind contribution to the theatre’s building campaign.