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Play in a Day! - Depot Theatre Workshop

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Play in a Day
Saturday, February 24th, 9am-2:30pm (Performance at 2:00pm)
Grade Level: 4th-7th grade
Instructor: Merideth Maddox
Location: Philipstown Depot Theatre
Cost: $65
Size: 8-12 kids
Materials: snack, lunch, pencil and highlighter

Do you love acting in a play and just can't wait to get to opening night? Then join the Depot Theatre for a fast-track, super-fun experience called A Play in a Day! In just one day,
students will rehearse AND perform a short play for an audience! In addition, students will
create characters with props and costumes and play improv games. The script for the
workshop will be totally new to the students in class. Students will exercise their skills, make bold character choices, experiment and build the show together. At 2:00pm, the play will be performed for an audience!

Merideth Maddox Bio:
Merideth holds both a BFA (University of Florida) and MFA (FSU/Asolo Conservatory) in Acting and worked as a performer in regional theatre before moving to New York and beginning her work in theatre education. While in NYC, Merideth was the Director of the Young Actors Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, a teacher of acting technique at the Professional Performing Art School, an annual guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and a private audition coach. Merideth relocated to Westchester to teach at Hackley School, where she has been teaching middle school theatre classes and directing multiple productions each year since 2009. Her favorite thing to tell young actors is "make bold choices!"


Play in a Day Junior
Sunday, February 25, 1pm-4:30pm (Performance at 4:00pm)
Grade Level: 1st-3rd grade
Instructor: Merideth Maddox
Location: Philipstown Depot Theatre
Cost: $50
Size: 8-12 kids
Materials: snack, pencil and highlighter

Do you love acting in a play and just can't wait to get to opening night? Then join the Depot Theatre for a fast-track, super-fun experience called A Play in a Day Junior, created
specifically for students in 1st-3rd grades! After some improv games, students will rehearse AND perform a short play for an audience! The script will be new text for the students in class, making this an exercise in ensemble theatre and literacy. At 4:00pm, the play will be performed for an audience!

Merideth Maddox Bio:
Merideth holds both a BFA (University of Florida) and MFA (FSU/Asolo Conservatory) in Acting and worked as a performer in regional theatre before moving to New York and beginning her work in theatre education. While in NYC, Merideth was the Director of the Young Actors Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, a teacher of acting technique at the Professional Performing Art School, an annual guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and a private audition coach. Merideth relocated to Westchester to teach at Hackley School, where she has been teaching middle school theatre classes and directing multiple productions each year since 2009. Her favorite thing to tell young actors is "make bold choices!"

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