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THE PLAYERS (AGES 12 AND UP)

The Freelance Players Troupe is for young people ages 12 to 16. The Players produce two large-scale original musicals each year, with a professional band, elaborate sets, costumes and lighting. Physical and vocal techniques, improvisation, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Players Troupe meets on Wednesdays at the Driscoll School, Brookline, 4:00- 6:30 pm, with occasional weekend rehearsals. Production weeks and performances are at the Park School, Brookline in December and late April/early May. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $530 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

SPRING 2019 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT for the SPRING 2019 Session opens Monday December 3rd!

 

RETURNING

Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd, 4:00-6:30pm at the Driscoll School, Brookline. Please use the button below to enroll for Spring 2018. Rehearsal, production and performance dates are listed below. If you won’t be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 16th 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. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

SPRING REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 at DRISCOLL School

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • If Brookline Public Schools are closed, there is no rehearsal unless otherwise notified.

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 2nd 10:30am-2:30pm at PARK SCHOOL
  • Saturday March 16th 10:30am-2:30pm at PARK SCHOOL
  • Saturday April 13th 10:30am-2:30pm at PARK SCHOOL
  • Saturday April 20th 10:30-3:30 at PARK SCHOOL

PRODUCTION WEEK

Production week, rehearsals held every day at PARK SCHOOL

  • Monday April 22 – 3:30-6:30  Rehearsal
  • Tuesday April 23 – 3:30-6:30  Rehearsal
  • Wednesday April 24 – 3:30-6:30  DRESS rehearsal
  • Thursday April 25 – 3:30-6:30  DRESS rehearsal with musicians
  • Friday April 26 – 3:30 – followed by opening performance (bring your own supper)

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

PERFORMANCE DATES

All Performances at the Park School

  • Opening: Friday April 26th, 7:30pm
  • Saturday April 27th, 7:30pm
  • Sunday April 28th, 2:00pm

LOCATIONS

Driscoll School
34 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline
(regular Wednesday rehearsals and auditions)

Park School
171 Goddard Avenue, Brookline
(where indicated and during production week)

PLAYERS TROUPE STAFF

  • Director: Kippy Dewey
  • Musical Director: Narcissa Campion
  • Choreographer: Amy Mastrangelo
  • Stage Manager: Lekei Jacobs
  • Set Design, Technical Director: Mark Buchanan
  • Costume Design: Aleta Deyo, Liza Ulrich

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.

 

PHOTOS

POWER PLAY
SPRING 2018

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COME AS YOU ARE
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MOB SCENE
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LORD SCARECROW
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