2020-2021 ACADEMY SEASON

THE 13th ANNUAL

SENIOR IMPROV SHOW

Developed for ZOOM Video

by Dan Hendrock

and the Academy classof 2021

Streaming Video Program

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

1843 and illustrated by John Leech

 

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.

One patron remarked after seeing on of our hilarious Improv Troupes take to the stage: "I laughed so hard, tears ran down my leg!"

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

Laramie Project

March, 2021

a video project directed by

Dan Hendrock.  And kds 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.[3]

WHIRLWIND OF PASSION!
         Senior Video Shakespeare Presentation

Scenes and Monologues and Songs from and about Shakespeare. 

Streaming March 2021

PLACES!
        Junior Video Contemporary                                                        Presentation

Directed by Dan Hendrock, Mitchell Fields, Derdriu Ring, and Tom Fulton

 

Musical Numbers and Scenes from 

Contemporary Plays and Musicals

 

Streaming March 2021

 

DRACULA

May, 2021

Directed by Dan Hendrock
Bram Stoker's novel takes the form of an epistolary tale, in which Count Dracula's characteristics, powers, abilities and weaknesses are narrated by multiple narrators, from different perspectives.

Dracula as been adapted to a Radio play format by the staff and director, Dan Hendrock.  ddadlCount Dracula is an undead, centuries-old vampire, and a Transylvanian nobleman who claims to be a Székely descended from Attila the Hun.   He inhabits a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains near the Borgo Pass. Unlike the vampires of Eastern European folklore, which are portrayed as repulsive, corpse-like creatures, Dracula is handsome and charismatic, with a veneer of aristocratic charm. In his conversations with Jonathan Harker, he reveals himself as deeply proud of his boyar heritage and nostalgic for the past, which he admits has become only a memory of heroism, honour and valour in modern times.

EARTH, AIR, FIRE

& WATER  

Junior/Senior Dance Video 

 Academy Dance Quartet

“Earth, Wind, Water and Fire”

Video Streaming

Jan 28-31

MACBETH 

by Wm. Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Fulton


Video presentation of Macbeth 

shot at the end of last year. 
With 2020 alums and 2021 grads.

Streaming April 2021

Questions for Artistic Director, Tom Fulton:  tom.fulton@chagrinschools.org

 For Administrative Director Ben Needham: ben.needham@chagrinschools.org

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