Welcome to Theater Makers:

A Project for Young Playwrights, Directors, and Actors!

Writer Instructor: Miss Jaimee Semsky
Director Instructor: Miss Jaimee Semsky
Design Instructor: Noelle Arms

Theater Makers (began as Young Writers and Directors) is the class to learn how theater is made! An experience for writers ages 10-20 to write an original play in the fall and see it produced in the spring! Young directors take the plays and bring them to life with young actors for the world premiere! What are you waiting for? Let's make some theater! 

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2018/2019 theme:
“Shake it Up!"
10 minute
Shakespeare plays!



Directors Participation Fee: $200

Directors must be 12 years of age and older, with theatrical experience.

Director Dates (no conflicts are acceptable for Directors!):
Training Monday, February 18 and 25 4-6pm
Auditions Sunday, March 3, 3-6pm
Callbacks Monday, March 4 4-6pm
Rehearsals Monday, March 11-May 6 4-6pm (yes, we rehearse during Spring Break!)
Mandatory Tech Rehearsal: Saturday, May 11 1pm-5pm

3 Performances Total:
Saturday May 11 at 5pm and 7pm
Sunday May 12 3pm (Special Mother’s Day Performance - Mom’s see the show for FREE!)

Directors will have outside rehearsal prep requirements and time will need to be spent at Poison Apple by arrangement to create the set and props for productions.


Actors Participation Fee is $150

Actors: Actors may enroll before auditions, but MUST attend both auditions (prepared with a 30second -1 minute soliloquy!) and Call Backs! Actor will have outside rehearsal “homework.” A suggested 10 hours of volunteer time is typical to assist with production needs (scenic, costume, props, etc.)

Actor Dates:
Auditions Sunday, March 3, 3-6pm (drop in!)
Callbacks Monday, March 4 4-6pm
Rehearsals Monday, March 11-May 6 4-6pm (yes, we rehearse during Spring Break!)
Mandatory Tech Rehearsal: Saturday, May 11 1pm-5pm

3 Performances Total:
Saturday May 11 at 5pm and 7pm
Sunday May 12 3pm (Special Mother’s Day Performance - Mom’s see the show for FREE!)