PROGRAM DATES*
: June 25 – July 20, Monday – Friday
8:45 AM – 3 PM 
(* with exclusion of July 4 holiday)

NEW for 2018- We’ve moved to a 4 week program!

PROGRAM LOCATION: United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutler’s Farm Road

OUR SCHEDULED PERFORMANCE WILL BE SATURDAY, JULY 21 OUTDOORS AT DUSK IN WOLFE PARK, MONROE

Because we are performing outdoors, please note the potential rain performance dates of July 22 or possibly later.

In the event of extreme weather, the show may be moved to a later date or, possibly, moved indoors.

Due to the demands of producing a full-scale musical (even a Jr. production) in such a short period of time, some additional rehearsals may be required. Announcements will be made during the Program, as necessary. Note, however, that as a Junior Program, our performance will only be one evening, and will not include the same elaborate sets, costumes, etc., as our full Summer Workshop production.

AUDITIONS:
6/2 10-11:30 and 6/3 2-3:30; 6/13 and 6/15 4-5

Appointments are required and can be made here  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d45a9aa2aa1fc1-free)

Please prepare a song you’d like to sing for us. This is not an audition for roles in the show. It’s a chance for us to get to know you, and to see what you’re comfortable with. If you don’t have a song to sing, we will happily teach one to you. Everyone who joins this program will be part of the cast on stage!

A non-refundable registration deposit is required prior to auditions. Those who are unable to make the scheduled auditions may contact us for an alternate audition; however, those auditioning after main audition dates may be cast in roles in the ensemble if main roles are already cast.

TPTC Junior Theater Program applicants must be between 6 and 12 years of age. Our Junior program is intended for younger, aspiring first-time actors, as well as more-experienced younger actors looking to possibly get a “meatier” role. ALL students who register and who wish to perform will be cast the show. Auditions are for the purpose of determining actors’ ability levels, for both classes and roles. These decisions are at the sole discretion of the Directors.

Our Junior Theater Program will run in the same facility as our main Summer Theater Workshop, but will focus more on performance fundamentals, theater games, etc. Our Junior Program will be staffed by specific counselors who are with the students throughout the day, but it will take advantage of Two Planks’ personnel, who will join the program to teach classes throughout the week. A specific daily schedule of activities will be announced prior to the start of the program. The Program day will run from 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM.

Registration


Parents, please read, and acknowledge WITH YOUR CHILD, each of the following, as indicated.

ALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTINUE WITH REGISTRATION.


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TPTC Junior Theater Program gives younger, aspiring actors the chance to learn the ropes and develop their performance skills through classes and games. As such, it is important for students to attend the Program every day.

Audition information will be emailed to all registrants.

The audition information may also be found on our website www.twoplankstheater.org. Auditions and casting are part of learning about theater. But we also need them to schedule classes and cast roles. All casting decisions are at the discretion of TPTC staff and are based on the quality of individual auditions. We will help every camper through the audition process. It is meant to be a learning experience, too! 
 While we will make auditions as fun as possible, they are good practice for “real” auditions later on. EVERYONE wishing to perform will be cast in the production.

Just like in our older Workshop, many students will be cast as Ensemble players. The Ensemble is the backbone of any musical and essential to its strength, health, and success. Experience in the Ensemble encourages performers to work together, to learn to blend vocally, and to dance with precision. The Ensemble players establish the tone of the show and create its “personality.” Ensemble players are often challenged to play multiple roles and establish multiple characters in support of the principle players. We require principle players to serve as examples of good will and team spirit in support of the full company.

All participants must bring bottled water, a bag lunch, and a snack to each Program day. We will break for a mid day meal, but the exact time may vary depending on daily activities.

Even though "Free To Be...", is a “junior production,” it is still a large undertaking to be produced in a very short period of time. While we will rehearse daily, extended rehearsals may be called. We will make every effort to consider conflicts and to give adequate notice of additional or off-site rehearsals. Costumes for this production are the responsibility of the participant's family.

We understand younger actors may not have their own dance shoes like many older performers; however, participants should wear appropriate, supportive footwear for movement and activity. Flip flops, sandals, slippers or heavy boots are not allowed. Also, there should be no large earrings or other large or heavy jewelry, and long hair should be banded back for class and rehearsals. 


We teach program participants team performance skills. Jealousy, teasing, backbiting, and any other forms of bullying, sexual harassment or intimidation will not be tolerated. All students are expected to behave with respect, compassion and professionalism at all times. Students, directors, and staff are expected to behave only in those ways which affirm the inherent worth and dignity of others and themselves, promote justice, equity and compassion between individuals and encourage growth in all with whom they have an interpersonal relationship. Theater is a TEAM activity, and at TPTC we foster a collaborative environment.

Activities during “Free To Be” may be photographed and/or videotaped for use in in TPTC media (without student names), including but not limited to online, email, and other formats. Families not wishing to have their child’s likeness shared must notify TPTC in writing. 


We have reviewed the full TPTC Junior Program registration—including Essential Program Information—WITH OUR CHILD, and we agree with, and will abide by, the rules and requirements of the TPTC’s Junior Theater Program.

Student Information




Tuition includes one free cast tee shirt for every performer. Indicate the student’s shirt size below:

Parent/Guardian Contact Information


Volunteer and Advertising Requirement


Every participant's family is required to complete 5 volunteer hours over the course of the Junior Program as well as to sell $50 of advertisements for the show's playbill. A volunteer/ad opt-out is available to any family for $150 in addition to tuition costs.

Two Planks’ Summer Theater Workshop is an expensive undertaking, and we put on a full-scale production in a very short period of time. We try to make the experience as magnificent for our performers and their families as we can, while continuing to keep tuition and fees at a reasonable level. As such, our productions are dependent on the help of students' friends and families as well as the local community. Our shows can only be as good as the amount of help we receive.

You will be contacted in early June by the production staff to commit to specific tasks/dates/hours via SignUpGenius.com. Some choices will include set construction, painting, costumes, props, concessions, ticketing, advertising, cast party, etc.



Tuition Information


Tuition for the Junior Theater Program is $800 for the full program, June 25 to July 21-- 4 full weeks (excluding the July 4 holiday), including daily classes and rehearsals from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A performance is scheduled for July 20 under the stars at Wolfe Park. Additional rehearsals, and any performances schedule due to weather will be announced in advance.

A $100 non-refundable application fee (deposit) is required prior to auditions, at the time of registration, and will be applied toward the full tuition balance.

Early Tuition Discounts


* A Super Early Bird Discount of $100/off is available for tuition that are paid in full by April 15, for a total of $700
* A Regular Early Bird Discount of $50/off is available for tuition that are paid in full by May 15, for a total of $750.

After Care


Junior Program participants have the option of staying past 3:00, but arrangements for after care must be made in advance prior to the start of the program. Cost for after care is $100/hour for the length of the program, and arrangements should be made by June 15. Requests for after care made after June 15 may not be able to be granted, contingent on staffing availability. Questions regarding arrangements may be addressed to TPTC staff.

Payment


Tuition must be paid in full by June 26, unless prior arrangements have been made, or students may not be allowed to participate in the program. Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact TPTC with questions as soon as possible, as availability is limited.




After submitting this registration form, you will be directed to our online payment portal.