Virtual Theatre Production Workshop (ages 12-18)
The War of the Worlds - A Totally Teen Online Theatrical Event
During the morning video announcements at Grover's Mill High, something crash lands in the football stadium. Something not of this Earth. Inspired by Orson Wells’ 1938 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds, this modern adaptation is designed to be rehearsed and performed live online. Through a series of Zoom calls, our morning-show hosts find themselves covering the biggest story in human history. Martians have landed and are taking over the Earth. Can our group of scrappy high-schoolers survive the invasion? (Comedy / Drama / Satire)
In this online class students will learn actor's warm-ups, learn about theatre terminology, work on character development, and more as they prepare for the virtual (pre-recorded) performance. Classes will be held in an online group setting.
WHEN: 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, February 17-April 7, 2021. (8 weeks)
The link for the pre-recorded virtual performance will be distributed on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
TUITION: $75.00 per student (Annual Registration Fee waived.)
TEACHING ARTIST: Gerrad Alex Taylor is a DC/MD/VA based actor, director, and voice and speech coach. He received his BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and his MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Previous CTA directing credits include Tarzan the Musical, Mary Poppins, Shrek the Muscial. Previous CTA teaching artist credits include multiple acting and audition workshops. Click here to read more about CTA's Teaching Artists.
The War of the Worlds - A Totally Teen Online Theatreical Event is written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.