Traveling Players Ensemble

The Play’s the Thing

2018 Class Overview

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, January 6 – March 18
Detailed Schedule: TPTT 2018 Schedule
Tuition: $1,100 ($1,050 before Friday, Dec. 14)
Location: Lewinsville Retirement Residence, 1724 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA 22101
Director: Jessica Rodriguez-Snellings
Assistant Directors: Joe Godburn, Mary Kate Gould
Designer: Jessica Kemp
Playwright: Judy White

A performance class for middle school students! This class will rehearse a play, and then take it on tour to perform for the local community, performing in libraries, schools, and community centers. The play will be professionally directed and fully produced, with costumes and a set, and its own purple bus to carry it to performance venues!

Winter 2018 Play: Beloved playwright Judith Walsh White adapts A. A. Milne’s timeless classic The House at Pooh Corner for Winnie the Pooh & Friends, a newly commissioned play with songs (not a musical) Pooh’s pleasant routine gets bounced into chaos when the rambunctious Tigger shows up in the Hundred Acre Wood. Join Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, and more of the best-loved characters in childrens’ literature as they meet strangers, have adventures, and embark on the challenge of coming to know and accept each other despite their quirks and foibles.

Our rehearsals will include text analysis, acting exercises, movement workshops and improvisational games that explore the world of the play. The class is appropriate for both experienced actors and newbies. There is no audition to enroll; auditions for roles will happen in the first weekend of classes.

6th graders can sign up for either the full session or the Player Option.

Staggered Registration

Because of high anticipated enrollment, we’ll be accepting older kids first for all classes. See staggered dates below. Younger kids can submit their registration at any time, and it’s recommended that you do that as soon as you can, but we’ll be processing them once they become eligible (in the order received).

Staggered priority registration for The Play’s the Thing:

  • Nov 30-Dec 3: 8th grade
  • Dec 4-7: 7th grade
  • Dec 8: 6th grade* (can also choose TPTT-Players Option)

* 6th graders can choose TPTT or TPTT-PLAYERS option. If their preference is TPTT, then it is recommended that they simultaneously register for PLAYERS and TPTT as soon as possible. If a TPTT spot remains available, we will cancel their PLAYERS registration and transfer it to to TPTT on the first day eligible for 6th grade TPTT registration.