DRISCOLL (AGES 8-12)

The Driscoll Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Driscoll Troupe meets on Fridays at the Driscoll School in Brookline, 3:30-5:45 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Opening performances are at Driscoll in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $545 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Annual Freelance Family Party: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:00-9:30 PM

First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street

Featuring: DJ, dancing and performances by all Freelance companies!

AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Friday, January 31 at Driscoll School, Brookline. If you won’t be returning to Driscoll, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617) 274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held at the Driscoll School, Brookline. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

TORTOISE vs. HARE

by Stephen Murray

FALL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Fridays 3:30pm-5:45pm at Driscoll School, Brookline

Additional rehearsals:

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 – 9:00-12:00 noon
  • Saturday, Jan. 4 – 9:00-12:00 noon

PRODUCTION WEEK

Mon. Jan. 6 – Fri. Jan. 10, 3:30-5:45pm

Open Dress for Driscoll afterschool – Thurs. Jan 9, 4:15pm

All rehearsals at the Driscoll School

GENERAL INFORMATION:
If Brookline Public Schools are closed, there is no rehearsal unless otherwise notified.

PERFORMANCES

Opening Performance: Friday Jan. 10th, 5:45pm at the Driscoll School

Additional performances:

Heath School, Brookline – Wednes. Jan.15th, 4:00pm
Center Communities of Brookline senior residences, 1550 Beacon St. – Fri. Jan. 17th, 4:00pm (musical numbers only)
Lincoln School, Brookline – Fri. Jan. 24th, 4:00pm

LOCATIONS

Driscoll School
34 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline (enter via Washington Street)
617-879-4250
(regular Wednesday rehearsals and auditions)

Park School
171 Goddard Avenue, Brookline
617-277-2456
(where indicated)

DRISCOLL TROUPE STAFF

  • Director: Kippy Dewey
    • (w) 617-274-6065
    • (c) 617-512-1947
    • (h) 617-524-6848
  • Assistant Directors: Alissa Darsa, Olivia Shure
  • Musical Director: Narcissa Campion
  • Choreographer: Ann Brown Allen
  • Costumes: Lili Meisel

Kippy Dewey is the founding Co-Executive Director and oversees all programs of Urban Improv and Freelance Players, Inc. Kippy has taught and directed at the Charles Playhouse and the Next Movie Theatre and held artist residencies in schools throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Kippy is also the founding director of Creative Arts at Park, a multi-arts summer program for young people ages 8-15.

Narcissa Campion is the Managing Director of Urban Improv and a music director for the Freelance Players, Inc. She joined the organization in 1982. Narcissa also chairs the Music Department of Creative Arts at Park, a multi-arts summer program for young people. An accomplished composer and arranger, she has won two Massachusetts Arts Lottery grants for musical theater composition. Narcissa is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was awarded the Lamb Prize for composition, and the Barrett Fellowship for the study of musical theater. She has composed more than 25 musicals for young people.

Ann Brown Allen, choreographer, has performed as a principal dancer with Dance Collective and Peter Dimuro/Performance Associates. She has also performed with the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Danny Sloan, Susan Rose, Beth Soll, Miguel Lopez and the Opera Company of Boston. She is an instructor of jazz, ballet and Pilates at Boston University.

PHOTOS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
SPRING 2019

MYTHING LINKS
FALL 2018

THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
FALL 2017