Jr & Teen Company Productions

Jr Company is open to students in grades 5th – 8th grades.

Teen Company is open to students in grades 9th – 12th grades.

Company members participate in open workshops and auditions before each production to learn about the show, meet other actors and learn how to put their best foot forwards in auditions.

Interested young people should attend at least one pre-audition workshop and one audition. Come prepared to stay for the whole session, in comfortable clothing and ready to move!

Oddfellow’s audition policy is to cast every actor who commits to the show. Roles backstage are also available for interested young people. The Jr & Teen Companies are supportive, creative and welcoming groups where kids build skills, discover talents and form friendships while they meet the challenges inherent in making live theater.

All shows are directed by professional theater artists with extensive teaching experience, designed by professional designers and supported by Wesleyan students and early career theater artists. We do classic and contemporary plays with challenging themes and mount artistically ambitious productions.

A tuition of $250 is charged per production. This goes towards paying teaching artists and other production expenses. Families can apply for financial aid. Students can participate in our work/study program to off-set some tuition. No student is turned away due to inability to pay.


 

Jr Company – 2016 – 17 Shows

THE HOBBIT adapted by Patricia Gray from J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic novel.

  • PRE-AUDITION Workshops
    • September 28 & 29th, 4 – 6pm
  • AUDITIONS
    • October 5 & 6th, 4 – 6pm
  •  REHEARSALS
    • October 12 – December 1st. 4pm – 6pm. Wed & Thurs
    • Saturdays, TBD
  • TECH
    • Sunday Dec. 4th. 1pm – 7pm
  • TECH/DRESS REHEARSALS
    • December 4th 1- 8pm
    • December 5th  2-6pm  (early dismissal for MPS)
    • December 6th 4 – 7pm
    • December 7th 4 – 7pm
  • PERFORMANCES:  December 8th, 7pm curtain (call TBD) December 9th, 7pm curtain (call TBD) December 10th, 2pm curtain (call TBD)

EINSTEIN’s BRAIN by Phillip Dawkins.  A brain, a pizza delivery and a theory of relativity lead this comic adventure.

January 16 – March 25.  Wed/Thursday rehearsals. Complete Production schedule TBA.


Teen Company open to students in grades 9th – 12th.

OPEN ENSEMBLE.  Wednesdays Sept – 21st – October 26th. 6:30 – 8pm.  Acting, ensemble building & creating a special Halloween performance.

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare

  • PRE-AUDITION Workshops
    • October 31 & November 2.  6:30 – 8pm
  • AUDITIONS
    • November 7 & 9.  6:30- 8pm
  •  REHEARSALS
    • November 14 – January 18th
    • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30  – 9pm
    • Saturdays, TBD
    • No rehearsals 11/23, 12/26, 12/28, 2/2)
  • TECH
    • Sunday, January 22. 1 – 8pm
  • TECH/DRESS REHEARSALS
    • January 23; 5:30 – 9:30
    • January 24; 5:30- 9:30
    • January 25; 5:30 – 9:30
  • PERFORMANCES:  January 26, 27 & 28th (2pm matinee) and February 2, 3, and 4th (2pm matinee)

ANON(YMOUS) by Naomi Iizuka.  A contemporary re-telling of the Odyssey set in American amongst immigrants and elites.

February – May.  Production Schedule TBA.