Williamston Theatre Performance Project for
Middle School and High School Students
Dates: Mondays, January 6 – March 3, 2014. No class on January 20. Additional mandatory final dress rehearsal on Sunday, March 2; 5-9pm.
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Class size: minimum 6, maximum 20
Registration: Begins December 3, 2013
Teacher: Aral Gribble
The students will use the fundamentals of acting as well as improvisation and theatre games to create a piece of theatre for performance. This will provide the student with an invaluable performance experience. It will also reinforce the following aspects of theatre: auditioning, theatre games, improvisation, acting technique, scene study and character development. Additionally, the students will be involved in various technical elements of a theatrical production including costuming and props. The class will take a play (material will be chosen to suit the students) from the page and go thru all stages of production in preparation for the final public performance. There will be one public performance on March 3rd at 7:30pm.
Aral Gribble is a local professional actor who studied theatre performances at the University of Michigan and has been gracing the stages of Southeast and Mid-Michigan for almost 15 years. Aral has been seen on Williamston Theatre’s stage in The Woman in Black, boom, Dead Man’s Shoes, An Infinite Ache, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Hate Mail, Fully Committed and Every Christmas Story Ever Told. He will be appearing on stage elsewhere in the state at Tipping Point Theatre and Performance Network later on this season. Along with performing, Aral has worked as a drama instructor and director for youth organizations all across Michigan including Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, The Phoenix Players, Young Actor’s Guild, Young People’s Theatre, Ypsilanti Youth Theatre, Ann Arbor Recreation and Education, Cristo Rey Community Center, and the Children’s Theatre Network. Aral also coaches individuals one-on-one to prepare them for upcoming auditions.
All classes will be held at the Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston, MI 48895