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: $545 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

There will be no rehearsal for the Players on Wednesday, March 18th.

SPRING 2020 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment for new/returning Troupe members starts December 11.

 

RETURNING

Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 4:00-6:30pm at the Driscoll School, Brookline. When enrollment is open, please use the button below. Rehearsal, production and performance dates will be 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 15th 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

MYSTERY AT THE HOPELESS HOTEL

an original musical by Ned White and Narcissa Campion

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, Mar. 7 – 10:30-2:30 at Park School
  • Saturday, Mar. 21 – 10:30-2:30 at Park School
  • Saturday, Apr. 4 – 10:30-2:30 at Park School
  • Saturday, Apr. 18 – 10:30-2:30 at Park School
  • Sunday, Apr. 26 – 1:00-5:00pm

 

PRODUCTION WEEK

Production week, rehearsals held at PARK SCHOOL. 

  • Monday, Apr. 27 – Friday, May 1 – 3:30-6:30pm
  • OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, April 30 – 4:00-6:30

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

PERFORMANCE DATES

All Performances at the Park School.

  • OPEN DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, April 30 – 4:00-6:30
  • Friday, May 1 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 2 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3 – 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
  • Assistant Director: Olivia Shure
  • Musical Director: Narcissa Campion
  • Choreographer: Elle Jansen
  • Stage Manager: Abby Jarvis
  • 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 Program Manager 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.

 

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NORBERT BEANY IS ACTION MAN!
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WHERE THERE’S A WILL
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POWER PLAY
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COME AS YOU ARE
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MOB SCENE
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