Join us to learn more about our collaboration with Island Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Conservatory for Young Adults and our 2018 TCYA production of Shakespeare's King Lear, edited by Island Shakespeare Festival's Olena Hodges (Producing Artistic Director, ISF) and Directed by a WCT veteran, Kathryn Lynn Morgen.
Learn about what it takes to prepare for the audition, the casting process, class and rehearsal schedule, and why we consider this a pre-college training program for our youth.
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Edited by Olena Hodges
Directed by Kathryn Lynn Morgen
Classes: Text, Movement, Stage Combat, Improv with Teaching Artists from the Island Shakespeare Festival Company
TCYA Info Session: February 3rd, 2018 @ 2:30 - WCT Blackbox
TCYA Auditions: March 3rd, 2018 - by appointment, open to grades 8 - 12
King Lear is the right choice—and the exciting choice—for this year's TCYA. As the program has evolved over the years, our youth participants have shown themselves, over and over, to be not just able to rise to the occasion, but to take it further. To astonish. From The Importance of Being Earnest to Antigone, and to last season's Eurydice, the young actors who participate in TCYA have brought sophistication, dedication, artistry and enthusiasm to their work. Perhaps there was never a better time than now for a Shakespeare work to be a part of the TCYA anthology. And what better place to start than King Lear—a fitting cap to our season Elemental. Stories that reflect the fundamental facets of life, our relationships, and ask us to see how we fit in to the whole.