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2024 Apprentice Program Workshop Series

As part of our mission to increase access to the arts and increase the number of young people who have an opportunity to hone their performance skills, enhance their technical theatre portfolio, and more broadly, benefit from the unique confidence building and collaborative skills that come with theatre training, we have curated a series of six workshops for our 2024 summer apprentice program. Workshops this year focus on specialized stage skills, vocal, dance, and movement performance, and audition prep with two tracks offered for most workshops (Track 1: 10th - 12th graders and Track 2: 7th - 9th graders) to further increase the one-on-one mentorship each participant receives. Each workshop is $20 per student however anyone interested who could use assistance covering the class fee is encouraged to reach out to the RCP president - president@restonplayers.org - to talk about available funding support. (We really really mean it when we say we want to make this accessible to as many students as possible.)

Check back often as we plan to add additional offerings for technical theatre and mentorship opportunities. For more information about the Apprentice Program and our 2024 workshop series, please email education@restonplayers.org.

The Apprentice Program is made possible by a generous grant from ArtsFairfax, in partnership with Broadway Plus, and the tireless support of our incredibly talented and dedicated performance, production, and technical theatre volunteers.

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Workshop #1: Blades on Stage

We sold out our first workshop of the 2024 series, teaching more than 20 participants the basics of stage weaponry thanks to the expert support of the Noble Blades. To learn more about additional training opportunities and advisory services offered by the Blades, visit their site - https://www.nobleblades.org/ - oh and everyone left with a light saber. How fun is that?

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ALL ABOUT VOCAL AUDITIONS w/ Broadway Casting Director Kevin Metzger-Timson (10th, 11th, & 12th graders)
Saturday February 24, 2-4pm

Join RCP and associate casting director Kevin Metzger-Timson from Tara Rubin Casting for tips to stand out in vocal auditions in our second workshop of our Apprentice Program Workshop Series 2024. Kevin will give students an opportunity to ask questions, teach some tips for setting themselves apart as a unicorn in the herd, and work with students one-on-one on audition pieces.

Students who have a "book" or sheet music they've used for auditions, please bring to the workshop. Any students who need help getting their hands on sheet music, please reach out to us at education@restonplayers.org.

 

Please note this our workshop for for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. For 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students please check out our Track 2 auditions workshop information and sign up here.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE AN AUDITION SONG CUT PREPARED TO BENEFIT FROM ONE-ON-ONE FEEDBACK.

$20 fee per student. Limited scholarships available. Reach out to president@restonplayers.org for more information. 

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A MONOLOGUE & A SONG: All About Auditions for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

Saturday February 24, 4-6pm

Join RCP and our talented team for tips to stand out in auditions in our second workshop of our Apprentice Program Workshop Series 2024. This workshop will provide participants the basics of how to prepare for and select monologues and songs for auditions as well as provide each participant an opportunity to workshop a 1-minute monologue and an approximately 1-minute song cut. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with both a song and a monologue however memorization is NOT REQUIRED. Students who are interested in participating but could use some assistance in selecting a song and/or monologue to work with are encouraged to reach out to RCP - education@restonplayers.org - and we'll be happy to help.

 

Please note this is a workshop for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. For 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students please check out our Track 1 auditions workshop information and sign up here.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH A SONG AND A MONOLOGUE BUT MEMORIZATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

$20 fee per student. Limited scholarships available. Reach out to president@restonplayers.org for more information. 

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ACTORS WHO SING, SINGERS WHO ACT: Acting thru Song Workshop for rising 10th and current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Saturday, March 23 10am-11:30am

Sign in starts at 9:30

Join our Broadway professional and current member of the touring cast of Company, Christopher Henry Young, for a workshop all about acting through song. Rising 10th graders and current 10th to 12th grade students will spend their time learning how to make the most of every note and word of a vocal performance, enhancing their storytelling through song. Christopher will give students an opportunity to ask questions in addition to workshopping acting through vocal performance. Students in this track must have a song prepared to benefit from one-on-one feedback. Pre-registration and pre-payment of the class fee of $20 is required to reserve seats in this workshop. Limited scholarships are available. Please reach out to us at president@restonplayers.org to discuss scholarship funding. 

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ACTORS WHO SING, SINGERS WHO ACT: Acting thru Song Workshop for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

Saturday, March 23 12pm-2pm

Join our the RCP team and our professional theatre friends for a workshop all about acting through song. Rising 7th graders and current 7th to 9th grade students will spend their time learning how to make the most of every note and word of a vocal performance, enhancing their storytelling through song. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions in addition to workshopping acting through vocal performance and learning some tricks to bringing characters to life through song. Students in this track should have a song prepared to benefit from one-on-one feedback however we will provide simple song options for those students who do not have a song prepared. Pre-registration and pre-payment of the class fee of $20 is required to reserve seats in this workshop. Limited scholarships are available. Please reach out to us at president@restonplayers.org to discuss scholarship funding. 

Sign in starts at 11:30am. Event starts at noon. Parents are welcome to observe the workshop.

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DANCERS WHO ACT, ACTORS WHO MOVE: Stage Movement Workshop for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Saturday April 27 2-3:30pm

We're bringing a Broadway choreographer to Reston and our students can spend the afternoon with them learning tips for dancers who do some acting and actors who do some dancing. All skill levels encouraged. Sign ups and more information coming soon.

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DANCERS WHO ACT, ACTORS WHO MOVE: Stage Movement Workshop for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders
Saturday April 27 4-6pm

We've got a group of regional choreographers, directors, and music directors offering up all kinds of insights about what they look for when auditioning and working with actors who may not be dancers and dancers who may not be actors but find themselves being asked to do a bit of both. Sign ups and more information coming soon. 

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ROCK YOUR MONOLOGUE: Monologue workshop for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

Saturday May 18 2-3:30pm

Spend a few hours with a Broadway pro refining your monologue skills. More info and signups coming soon.

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ROCK YOUR MONOLOGUE: Monologue workshop for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

Saturday May 18 4-5:30pm

We're grabbing talent from DC and turning them loose with our students to learn all about knocking a monologue out of the park. More information and signups coming soon.

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MASTER CLASS and SINGERS SHOWCASE with BROADWAY's Kerry Butler
Saturday, June 15 4-6pm Master Class with VIP Singers Showcase at 7pm

RCP is bringing Broadway's very own Kerry Butler to Reston with a special master class and singers showcase for (12) 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

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