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).

Annual Freelance Family Party: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:00-10:00pm

First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street

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

FALL 2019 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment for new/returning Troupe members starts August 1.

 

RETURNING

Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 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, September 11th 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

THE DREAMMAKERS

an original musical by Sam Abel and Narcissa Campion

FALL REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

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

No rehearsal on Wednesday Oct. 9

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday Oct. 5 – 10:30-2:30pm at Park School
  • Saturday Oct. 19 – 10:30-2:30pm at Park School
  • Saturday Nov. 2 – 10:30-2:30pm at Driscoll School
  • Saturday Nov. 16 – 10:30-2:30pm at Park School
  • SUNDAY Dec. 1 – 1:00-5:00pm at Park School

PRODUCTION WEEK

Production week, rehearsals held at PARK SCHOOL.

  • Monday Dec. 2 – Friday Dec. 6, 3:30-6:30pm, followed by opening performance

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

PERFORMANCE DATES

All Performances at the Park School.

  • Friday Dec. 6 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday Dec. 7 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday Dec. 8 – 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: Christina Piscitelli
  • 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.

 

PHOTOS

NORBERT BEANY IS ACTION MAN!
SPRING 2019

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WHERE THERE’S A WILL
FALL 2018

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POWER PLAY
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COME AS YOU ARE
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MOB SCENE
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