2020-2021 ACADEMY SEASON
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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Streaming Radio Play

Directed by Dan Hendrock

October 29.30,31, Nov 1

"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles as an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).

 

It was performed and broadcast live as a Halloween episode at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 1938, over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Charles Dickens in 1843

Streaming Radio Play

Adapted for Radio by Tom Fulton
Directed by Tom Fulton

Streamed in 5 episodes from
December 18 - January 3, 2021

1843 and illustrated by John Leech

 

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas PastPresent and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

THE 13th ANNUAL

SENIOR IMPROV SHOW

Developed for ZOOM Video

by Dan Hendrock

and the Academy classof 2021

Streaming Video Program

Live Streamed December 18 & 19
7 pm and 9 pm both nights! 

 

Improvisation is a perfect performance style fo these days of uncertainty and confusion.  We use "Second City" stylings in our set ups and performance skill and rule.

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     The

Laramie Project

March, 2021

a video project directed by

     Dan Hendrock, with cinematography by Ben Needham: Laramie Project is a  2000 play by Moisés  Kaufman and members  of the Tectonic Theater  Project about the reaction to the  1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew  Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming

     The murder was denounced as hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, 

     The Laramie Project is an example of verbatim theatre, the play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal enportray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.

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MACBETH 

by Wm. Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Fulton

Senior Editor - Sam Roter

 

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.  It is Also his shortest.  Basically:  Three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war erupts to overthrow Macbeth, resulting in more death.​

 This is a Video presentation of Macbeth  shot at the end of last year.  With 2020 alums and 2021 grads. Streaming April 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Tom Fulton                   RADIO SHOW - Streaming May 21-31

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the hysterical story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. A Love Story, A Farce,  and A Satire of Victorian Society.