WPL Players

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All the world is a stage… and you can have a part to play! 

This series of workshops for teens aged 12 to 18 will explore the works of William Shakespeare and how to present a stage play, culminating with a production of an original play inspired by A Midsummer’s Night Dream. All WPL Players workshop meetings last from 2:30pm to 4:30pm unless otherwise specified.

6/8/17:  Auditions


First, an introduction to the world of the Bard, then, auditions for those who wish to join the cast and crew of our original production!
 

6/15/17:  Do you speak Shakespeare?


It’s time to have a little fun… dive into scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best plays.
 

6/22/17:  Shakespeare in the 21st Century


Can you step into the characters and situations in these scenes and make them your own? Through these fun theatre improv games, we decode the timeless stories and themes in Shakespeare’s plays.

 
6/29/17:  You have to talk the talk and walk the walk...


The words on a page are only part of the puzzle… in order to bring a character to life in any play, you must use how you walk, talk and even breathe to add depth to your role.

 
7/6/17:  ...and they fight!


Learn how to be safe when fighting on stage and how to make every blow look real when it’s not.
Please note: ALL cast members must report to this session in preparation for the performances.
 


7/13/17:  All the world is a stage


With costume and set pieces, the empty stage becomes a world unto itself.
Please note: ALL cast members must report to this session in preparation for the performances.

 
7/20/17:  Cheating the right way!


The best actors are great observers—and that means learning from the greatest actors and borrowing from the best performances.
Please note: ALL cast members must report to this session in preparation for the performances.

 
7/27/17:  From start to finish...


Learn the basics of a stage production, from picking a script, choosing actors, getting the word out and getting ready for curtains.
Please note: ALL cast members must report to this session in preparation for the performances.
 

7/28/17, 2:30pm to 3:15pm


WPL Players Preview—A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lite
Time for a sneak preview of our amazing troupe performing a short play inspired by William Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This preview performance in the Weatherford Public Library Auditorium is open to all audiences. 
 

7/29/17, 10:30am to 11:15am


WPL Players Presents—A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lite
Places, please! After weeks of rehearsal, our intrepid teens are ready to perform an adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written and directed by Sam Nash of A Play on Swords. As a special treat to our audience, WPL Players is performing in the best of all possible venues: Chandor Gardens! The performance will be held on the Courtyard close to the famous Chandor House and is open to all attendees, free of charge.

Chandor Gardens
711 W. Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086 

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For more information please visit or call the library. 

Weatherford Public Library 
1014 Charles St. 
Weatherford, TX 76086 
Phone: 817-598-4150