A whimsical scene from the 2019 Youth Theatre Production, Ragtag Theatre's Hansel and Gretel, captured by Julia Kaplan. The photo bursts with color and creativity, showing performers in vibrant, eclectic costumes holding up signs with words like 'COFFEE,' 'DIAMOND,' 'COOKIE,' 'DRAGON,' 'CAT,' and 'FLOWER.' The backdrop is a patchwork of vividly patterned fabrics, adding to the playful chaos of the scene.
2019 Youth Theatre Production, Ragtag Theatre's Hansel and Gretel; photo by Julia Kaplan.

Barrington Stage to hold auditions march 23 for local teens 13-19 for 2024 devised theatre ensemble

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PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company will hold auditions for local teens ages 13-19 for The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund’s 2024 Devised Theatre Ensemble.

Auditions are March 23 at Barrington Stage’s Wolfson Center, 122 North Street, from 10am-2pm. The day will start with a group warmup and audition, followed by individual auditions. Those auditioning should prepare a 16-bar cut from the musical theatre cannon. An accompanist is provided. Sides will also be available. To sign up for auditions use this link. (https://forms.gle/5naP5EHH8sR9Xinw7). Students are paid a stipend for participation. 

The Devised Theatre Ensemble gives high school students an opportunity to create and perform an original family-friendly musical to be performed for the public July 26-28 at Berkshire Community College. This program is a natural outgrowth of BSC’s Educational programming with KidsAct! and TeensAct! which focuses on devising new work. 

BSC’s professional theatre artists will use techniques, including improvisation, character development, commedia dell’arte, physical theatre, game playing and more to co-create this original work in an ensemble setting.

Under the co-direction of BSC Director of Education and Community Engagement Jane O’Leary and Sam LaFrage with music direction by Gaylan Palmer. Rehearsals are July 8-26 with performances: July 26 at 7pm, July 27 at 2pm and 7pm, and July 28 at 2pm.

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