YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS 

WORKSHOP

The Creative Place International

THE PROGRAM

Each day of the week will focus on one of six stages in the creative and dramatic writing process. Participants will be led and encouraged through the steps of finding inspiration, creating characters and exploring conflicts, plotting a story, transforming the story into a scene, clarifying and revising, and finally, performance. There will be writing, and plenty of it, but there will also be ample opportunities for verbal, physical, dramatic and social experience as well as performance.  INCLUDES MASTER CLASS ARTIST SESSIONS

 

THE LEADER

Mary Jane Hansen is an accomplished playwright, actor and teacher continuing a commitment to educate and encourage young people on stage and in the classroom, a calling that she first pursued at age sixteen as a tutor, peer educator and a brief stint as a Youth Commissioner of Human Rights in New York City. One of the founders of The Creative Place International, her plays have been performed for audiences young and old in the Capital District, New York City and internationally. Above all, she seeks to support budding activists and introspective artists as they work to make meaning of life’s events. 

 

 

THE COACH

Anny DeGange Holgate is a choreographer, actress and singer who first trained as a dancer at the Juilliard School in New York City and toured with the Martha Graham Modern Dance Company. She has performed in many musicals on Broadway, including Evita, Les Miserables, Roza and Raggedy Ann. Ms. DeGange Holgate has choreographed numerous regional theatrical productions and has been an instructor in various college residencies. She also toured for a year with the “Artists in the Schools” program. At her own studio in New York City, she offered classes for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens.

 

 

YOUNG PERFORMERS

WORKSHOP

The Creative Place International

THE PROGRAM

Each day of the week will focus on developing young actors' self-expression and personal confidence in the performance of dramatic material.  Daily exercises in vocal production, movement and character development will provide a foundation for the young performers' informal staged readings, which will be presented on the final two days of the workshop.  INCLUDES MASTER CLASS ARTIST SESSIONS

 

THE LEADER

Patricia B. Snyder, Ph.D is a recognized authority on arts in education and the founder of The Empire State Youth Theatre Institute, one of the nation’s first theaters for young audiences to use the live theatre as a teaching tool. Dr. Snyder has produced or directed hundreds of theatrical productions, including shows that have played Broadway, Off Broadway and on the road. One of the founders of The Creative Place International, Dr. Snyder believes passionately in the importance of supporting young artists whose talent can grow in the process that gives life to a new play.

 

THE COACH

Anny DeGange Holgate is a choreographer, actress and singer who first trained as a dancer at the Juilliard School in New York City and toured with the Martha Graham Modern Dance Company. She has performed in many musicals on Broadway, including Evita, Les Miserables, Roza and Raggedy Ann. Ms. DeGange Holgate has choreographed numerous regional theatrical productions and has been an instructor in various college residencies. She also toured for a year with the “Artists in the Schools” program. At her own studio in New York City, she offered classes for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens.