Photography by Leaetta Mitchell
The Main Stage program is a 6-8 week workshop that ends with performances in various theaters in Bend.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Director: Heidi SpikerPerformances: July 22nd - August 19thRehearsals: June 1st - August 10thOnline $175.00Registration Closed
We are currently full so if you register, your actor will be placed on the Wait List.We are very excited to announce that we ARE moving forward with a BEAT Summer production... though this one is going to take us into different performance territory. This production will be rehearsed and presented in a new and exciting way! This wonderful story will be released to its audience through FILM rather than in a traditional theatre space. The actors will rehearse sometimes virtually and sometimes in person, and will then be filmed at various locations. Their exciting performances will be released as an old fashioned serial, one Act at a time, over 5 weeks. Family and friends can buy tickets and tune in for the broadcast performances from anywhere in the world! In respect for the gathering restrictions and general good practice for everyone's health and safety, many rehearsals will be conducted over video link through Zoom. Some rehearsals will be held at the BEAT Studio in small groups as required by certain scenes. Some rehearsals, and filming, will be conducted outside in the magical woods! Auditions will be done by video submission. Actors will be given selections from the script to prepare and record. Rehearsal schedules will vary depending on the role in which the actor is cast, but a summary of the rehearsal and filming times are below. We are SO excited for this new performance experience and cannot wait to have you join us... as an actor, or a member of our audience! A HUGE Thank You to our team on this production for thinking outside the box (and outside the studio) to bring us this opportunity. Registration and rehearsal details
Magical flowers, fairy feuds, conquered Amazonians, rebellious daughters, a controlling father, and a simple band of players; the world of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is abundant with misdeeds and mischief. The play explores the collision of young love and old ways; the conflict between stubborn refusals and jealous actions; and the humble efforts of some, for the opulent ceremonies of others. And, ultimately there is just a lot of running around in the woods, which I promise you will be really fun to watch.
Please join us for Shakespeare's good-hearted comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. This production will be an excellent way to introduce actors to the world and language of Shakespeare. No previous experience necessary!
Directed by Heidi Spiker
CAST SIZE: 22 actors
AGES: 9 - 19 (at time of registration - May 7th)
TUITION: $175 ($100 nonrefundable deposit due by May 16th. Remaining tuition will be due by May 29th.)
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Thursday, May 7th | 9am - 9pm (Cast will be determined by digital lottery if required by enrollment numbers and announced by May 9th.)
Video presentation by Director Heidi Spiker and her team.
Video submissions May 15th - 24th (instructions will be emailed after registration)
Cast announcement May 29th
June 1st - August 10th
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri | 4:00-7:00pm
Sat, Sun | 9:00am - noon
VIDEO RELEASE DATES:
July 22nd & 29th, August 5th, 12th & 19th