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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: $525 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

SPRING 2018 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

SPRING 2018 ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!

Auditions for new members: Friday, February 2nd Driscoll School, Brookline by appointment

There is currently a waiting list for our Driscoll Troupe.
Please email Info@FreelancePlayers.org and we would happy to add your name to the list.

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Friday, February 9th, Driscoll School, Brookline. If you won’t be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

RETURNING STUDENTS: ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Friday, February 2nd at the Driscoll School in 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.

FALL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

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

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, December 16th, 9:00-noon at the Park School
  • Saturday, January 6th, 9:00-noon at the Park School

PRODUCTION WEEK

Monday, January 8th – Friday, January 12th, 3:30-5:45 at Driscoll School

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

PERFORMANCES

Open Dress: Thursday, January 11th, 5:30 at the Driscoll School
Friday, January 12th, 5:45 at the Driscoll School

TOURING PERFORMANCES:

  • Wednesday, January 17th, Call: 3:15, Show: 4:00 at Senior Family Residences, 1550 Beacon Street, Brookline
  • Friday, January 19th, Call: 3:15, Show: 4:00 at the Runkle School, Brookline
  • Friday, January 26th, Call: 3:15, Show: 4:00 at the Lincoln School, Brookline

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 Director: Alissa Darsa
  • Musical Director: Narcissa Campion
  • Choreographer: Ann Brown Allen
  • Costumes: Lili Meisel
  • Stage Manager: Olivia Shure

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

THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
FALL 2017

BUZZ ON
SPRING 2017