Eamon Driscoll, stage combat instructor, teaches the actors of Night Sets her foot in morocco.  

Eamon Driscoll, stage combat instructor, teaches the actors of Night Sets her foot in morocco.  

Words Players Theatre, in partnership with The Rochester Civic Theatre,

Presents 

Night Sets Her Foot In Morocco! 

Tickets available here!!!! <==

May 19th and 20th!

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 Daved Driscoll, Words players artistic director, rehearses with cast members.&nbsp;&nbsp;

Daved Driscoll, Words players artistic director, rehearses with cast members.  


Education at The Rochester Civic Theatre

In partnership with Words Players Theatre

ENGAGE  | EMPOWER  | ENACT

Summer 2018

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June 11-15 (Ages 5-7) STORYBOOK TRAVELERS Directed by Daved Driscoll, Words Players 

   Ignite your imagination and bring classic stories to life on an adventure through your favorite story books.  An introductory theatre experience where you will engage in foundational acting skills such as ensemble-building, storytelling, movement, spontaneity and character development through fun, empowering, creative play.  The camp will conclude with a mini-performance for friends and family.

One Week M-F 9am-12pm:  $175

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June 11-15 (Ages 8-10) SPLUNK AND SPLOTCH:  THE WIZARD’S SCHOOL OF TIME TRAVEL Directed by  Daved Driscoll, Words Players

   Ride the magical beasts of Hooty-Whatty and explore the mysterious Ever Glo Forest near Bending Time Mountain.  Through fun, empowering, creative play you will engage in foundational acting skills such as ensemble-building, storytelling, movement, spontaneity and character development through fun, empowering, creative play.  The camp will conclude with a mini-performance for friends and family.

One Week M-F 1-4pm: $350

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June 18-22 (Ages 5-7) STORYBOOK TRAVELERS II  Directed by  Daved Driscoll, Words Players

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   Ignite your imagination and bring classic stories to life on an adventure through your favorite story books.  An introductory theatre experience where you will engage in foundational acting skills such as ensemble-building, storytelling, movement, spontaneity and character development through fun, empowering, creative play.  The camp will conclude with a mini-performance for friends and family.

One Week M-F 9am-12pm:  $175

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June 18-22 (Ages 8-10) IMAGINARY FORCES Directed by  Daved Driscoll, Words Players

   What’s your superpower?  At least, what’s your character’s superpower?  Or, maybe . . . what can you imagine as a superpower?  A group of kids decide it’s high time they took over the world (or the playground) with all the imaginary forces they can muster.  Through creative play, improv, and your wildest imagination you will create a theatrical mini-performance for friends and family.  

One Week M-F 1-4pm: $350

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July 9 – 13 (Grades 6-9)  *ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Directed by Misha Johnson, Civic Theatre

   The musical, for grades 6-9. One week of immersive training in acting, voice, dance, and theatre tech from professionals in the field. A one of a kind performance and education experience. All experiences welcome. Note audition dates*

One Week M-F 9am-4pm: $450*

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July 15-26 (Grades 6-12)  *LEGALLY BLONDE  Directed by Misha Johnson, Civic Theatre

   The musical, for grades 6-12. Two weeks of immersive training in acting, voice, dance, and theatre tech from professionals in the field. A one of a kind performance and education experience. All experiences welcome. Note audition dates. 

Two weeks M-F 9am-4pm: $650

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*Auditions for both ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and LEGALLY BONDE May 19 & 20, 10am, at The Civic Theatre.  You must be registered before audition, all registered will be cast. Scripts will be handed out at Auditions.  Extra cost of musical royalties are reflected in the tuition amount.


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July 27-August 10 (Ages 11 - 17)  WILL TO WONDER Directed by  Daved Driscoll, Words Players

   First Encounters with the Bard.  We’ll look at a variety of Shakespeare scenes, from gravediggers to plays-within-plays to servants with dogs, and put them together with all the physical comedy, melodrama, zaniness and silly fighting they’d have been performed with at the Globe.  Participants will have a great introduction to understanding Shakespeare, especially discovering the humor in these many Shakespeare plays. Using the same minstrel-like approach to entertainment as our Renaissance Festival performance troupes, we’ll concoct a short performance for friends and family.

Two weeks M-F 9am - 4pm: $500

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About Words Players 

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 Students are involved in all of our planning and oversight decisions also, from the Words Players steering committee to play selection and education decisions.  As a community theatre, students and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds are involved with our work.  Entire families join us during the intense 6-8 week production cycle – painting, hammering, drilling, sewing.

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“The children and youth who participate in Words Players — through a class, camp, or theatrical production — are transformed by the experience.  Attending  the performances is transformative for audiences as well.  We feel the energy, language, music, and art, up close and made alive by the kids.  As a teacher and parent, I get excited about this home grown, yet very professional, theatrical troupe because the children and teens who fuel it are so focused, energized, articulate, creative, and passionate.  And the adults are smart enough to get out of the way, to let them take ownership.  Every time I walk through those doors, I think, 'This is what I want for my children.' And every time I see the older youth perform or lead or teach, I see role models for my own children. I see people who are going to create positive change whereever they go.”
— Dr. Pam Whitfield, 2010 MnSCU Educator of the Year 
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   Words Players Theatre is first and foremost a youth theatre organization, we rely on and encourage youth involvement in every facet of our operations.  In theatre productions, students are involved in and consistently responsible for set design and construction, props and costumes, stage managing, and sound and lighting design.

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   Attention to community participation is a focus and priority.  Farmers' Markets, arts events, charity benefits – all provide our actors with performance opportunities and outstanding ways to connect with and be a vital part of our community.  We actively pursue these opportunities and are frequently asked to take part in events.  

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   Since it's genesis in 2004, Words Players has performed more than 6 dozen plays, from classics like The Music Man, Hello, Dolly!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Our Town, Godspell, Cinderella, Into The Woods, and A Christmas Carol to their own original adaptations of The Bremen Town Musicians, (Bremen Town) and nAnnie McTwist, an original musical based off of characters like Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Anne Shirley, and many more.  

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   For more than a decade, Rochester MN and the surrounding area has enjoyed exciting and heartwarming, productions of touching, fun, youthfulness.