Children ages 7-9 continue their CTW experience in the Players Company. Players Company students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks OR Tuesday nights for 8 weeks. All Players Company members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented weeks after classes have concluded.
Theatre Classes for The Players Company
7-8 year olds
Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms. This class is for all 7 year olds, and 8 year olds who are new to CTW’s programs.
8-9 year olds
Slightly more advanced than the younger class, this class starts delving more seriously into character development using improvisational activities. More advanced theatre terms and script work are introduced in this class as well. This class is for all 9 year olds, and 8 year olds who have previous experience in CTW’s programs.
About Silver’s Secret
By Charlotte Nixon
(Winter/Spring 0291 play for Players Company)
This goofy pirate play is a treasure chest full of silliness with cheerleader mermaids, ghosts, smugglers, and lobsters as comic stagehands! As the famous pirate Long John Silver lies on his deathbed, he sends for his sons, Red Beard and Black Beard, and his daughter, No Beard. Alas, his offspring didn’t inherit their father’s pirating skills! Luckily, each bumbling pirate has a “smee” as an assistant, because their father sends them off to find the three keys to the treasure chest that holds his life’s treasure. The children and their respective smees dash off to adventures, for whoever finds the keys first will inherit the booty!
(Description taken from Pioneer Drama)
Rehearsals for Silver’s Secret
Auditions are January 26 and 29, 2019. Rehearsals begin around February 4. We will likely have two casts. Cast A will likely rehearse 5:30-6:45 Mondays/Thursdays, and 1:00-2:15 on Saturdays. Cast B will likely rehearse 7:00-8:15 Mondays/Thursdays, and 2:30-3:45 pm on Saturdays. If your child has smaller part, you can expect 1-2 rehearsals a week; if they have a medium part, 2-3 rehearsals a week. If they have a large part, they should expect to attend all three rehearsals each week. The schedule will be finalized in late January and will be released with the cast list.
Fall 2018 Class Times for Players
Winter/Spring 2019 Class Times for
7-8 and 8-9 year olds:
January 12-March 16 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30 am-12:30 pm
January 15-March 5, 2019 (Tuesdays)
Tuition for Winter/Spring 2019
$150 per semester
($10 off if you register by December 10, 2018!)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Important Winter/Spring 2019 Dates for Players Company
Important Dates for Players Company Winter/Spring
January 5, 2019
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2019
January 12, 2019
First day of classes for the Fall 2018 semester
January 15, 2019
First day of Tuesday class for Players
January 26 and 29, 2019
Auditions for Silver’s Secret
(After Saturday and Tuesday Players classes)
Sign up to audition here
January 31, 2019
Cast list posted
February 4, 2019
Rehearsals for Silver’s Secret begin
March 5, 2019
Last day of Tuesday classes
March 16, 2019
Last day of Saturday classes
March 22-24, 2019
Performances of Silver’s Secret