Photography by Leaetta Mitchell
The Main Stage program is a 6-8 week workshop that ends with performances in various theaters in Bend.
Director: David PurkeyPerformances: March 5th - 8thRehearsals: January 20th - March 8th Cascades Theatre $355.00RegisterThis is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty -- playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper -- all at the peril of being executed. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war.
Directed by David Purkey
This production is BY AUDITION ONLY
IMPORTANT: Due to the sensitive nature of the material in this play with regards to the Holocaust and, specifically, children in concentration camps, we will be holding a "Get to know the show!" meeting on Sat, October 26th from 2-3:30pm to discuss the content and address any questions parents or guardians might have. In addition, we are including the link to the script below. We encourage families to read through the script before registering to assess whether this is material that your actor is ready to tackle. The directing team is well prepared to guide the cast through an experience that will both challenge and grow them as an actor as they bring to life a very haunting and emotionally deep part of history. Parents/Guardians will be required to sign a form stating they have reviewed the script and/or have attended the "Get to know the show!" meeting and agree to their child's participation prior to auditioning for the play.
Link to read the script (an email address is required to access the script): https://www.playscripts.com/sample/1242#.XYrfZt0zlgM.email
Cast Size: 8 - 10 actors
Ages: 10 - 17 (at time of auditions - December 15th)
Tuition: $355 ($100 nonrefundable deposit due within a week of the cast list being announced. Remaining tuition will be due by January 10th.)
Online Registration for Auditions: Opens Thursday, October 31st
PLEASE NOTE: Actors in The Neverending Story cast will not be permitted to register/audition for And a Child Shall Lead.
Saturday, December 7th | 10-11:30am | BEAT Studio
Sunday, December 15th | 2-5pm | BEAT Studio
January 20th - February 28th
Tues, Thurs | 4:30-7pm,
Sat | 10am-1pm
March 2nd - 4th | 4:30-9pm | Cascades Theatre
Rehearsals at BEAT Studio
Performances at Cascades Theater
Cultural Student Performances (CSPs):
Thur, March 5th | 9:30-11:30am
Fri, March 6th | 9:30-11:30am
Thurs, March 5th | 7pm
Fri, March 6th | 7pm
Sat, March 7th | 2pm & 7pm
Sun, March 8th | 2pm