July 15 Ė 27, 2013
Monday Ė Friday 9:30 AM Ė 5:00 PM
Performances: Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27
Age Range: 13 Ė 18
Application Deadline: May 10th (Early application is encouraged!)
Come join Milwaukee Repertory Theater and our Teen Council in an exciting two-week intensive where everything is student produced, directed, acted, and designed. Under the guidance of professional theater staff, participants will create a short play festival in The Repís Stiemke Studio from the ground up. Students will receive professional training in acting, directing, and design each morning, and will apply the techniques during afternoon rehearsals. This is a WONDERFUL opportunity for students to receive intense theater training in all aspects of production!
There are a limited number of slots available, and all participants will be selected through an application/audition process. If you are interested in directing a project, please complete the additional form. Early application is encouraged, as the date an application is received will be considered in the selection process. Please send all application materials to Neal Easterling, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, or via email at email@example.com.
Jenny is in her seventh season as Education Director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She facilitates the outreach and training programs for the Rep, teaching many of the classes. She has worked as an educator for UW-Parkside, Virginia Commonwealth University, First Stage Childrenís Theater, and School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community. Her directing credits include Dead Manís Cell Phone, Censored on Final Approach, Stones in His Pockets, Laughing Stock, Blind Tasting, Down the Road, The Assassinís New Friend, Fly Away (an original production devised through improvisation), Scrooge: The Musical, and several children's productions. As an actor, she has appeared in Itís Your Mother, Rabbit Hole and Dog Sees God. She earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Theatre Arts from University of Wisconsin Ė Parkside.
As Education Coordinator, Leda runs the Rep's in-school programming, writing curriculum as well as study guides and teaching Rep residencies in schools across Milwaukee. A former Rep Directing Intern, Leda assistant directed My Name is Asher Lev, A Christmas Carol, The 39 Steps, and Death of a Salesman as well as directing a reading of Design for Living at Ten Chimneys. In three seasons of Rep Lab, Leda has directed Alone World (2013), Parachute Silk (2012), Express Yourself (2011), and Harold Pinter's Night (2011). Leda is a graduate of Grinnell College and a member of the 2012 Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Upcoming: Pink Banana Theatre Co. One Acts and King Lear at the Alchemist Theatre. www.ledahoffmann.com
Directing credits include: Catís-Paw, Goodly Creatures, A Christmas Carol, Virginia Stage Company; The Jewish Wife and Batter the Doom Drum, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; The Tempest, The Real Inspector Hound, Standing on My Knees, Fen, Winners, and Deflores, Theatre South Carolina; Childrenís Hour, The Women, and The Imaginary Invalid, Stagedoor Manor; Hamlet, Hampton Roads Shakespeare Festival. Neal has taught at the University of South Carolina and the Virginia Governorís School of the Arts. He is a Founding Artist Member of Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, a member of P3 Studio Ė a group of artists dedicated to creating and producing theater works based on Tadashi Suzukiís physical training methods, and holds an MFA in Directing from the University of South Carolina.