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Brüka Theatre’s 14th Annual YOUTH Performing Arts Workshop Summer Intensive THE MYSTERY OF THE MYSTERIOUS PLAY

July 15July 27

Brüka Theatre’s 14th Annual YOUTH Performing Arts Workshop Summer Intensive


Two Weeks In July: July 15 – 27, 2024 For Ages 11 – 17

Sign Up at: https://www.simpletix.com/e/brükas-14th-annual-youth-performing-arts-s-tickets-166078

An Original YOUTH Theatre Creation Workshop & Presentation

RENO, NV. Join us for a truly experimental and inspiring dramatic experience in which young artists are nurtured in a positive and creative theatre environment. This year’s camp is all about creating a mystery play full of silly capers, plot twists and kooky characters. Participants are led by working theatre professionals in activities designed to develop and foster an original theatre creation employing imagination, concentration, and confidence with acting, movement/dance, voice, technique, character, theatrical design and appreciation of the theatrical artistic journey presented in a two week collaborative workshop.

This is a special and unique opportunity to work with artists from Brüka Theatre to develop a play using acting tools, scene work, playwriting, improvisation and dance/movement while exploring, adapting and working together to create an original piece for public performance on July 27, 2024. Open to 22 participants. Sign up by July 1, 2024 for $300. $350 after July 1, 2024.

Camp Schedule: Two Weeks In July: July 15 – 19 & July 22 – 27, 2024

GENERAL HOURS: 10 am to 4 pm weekdays with adequate breaks.
LUNCH: 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. Participants must provide their own lunch and we ask that each participant, if able, sign up to bring snacks for the group one of the days.

Preview Performance – Friday, July 26, 2024 @ 1:00 AM
Public Performance – Saturday, July 27, 2024 @ 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

4 Internships/Assistants Available for ages 17 – 19
(Theatrical, Leadership, Technical or Writing experience is a plus.)

4 Partial Scholarships Available: ($200 Tuition) Please write a 250-word essay including the desire to participate in the Performing Arts Camp, prior experience and limitations.

Additional Opportunities – We will figure that out as we go.

ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE:ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE: Brüka Theatre enjoys its 31st season of live theatre in downtown Reno. The theme for the 2023/2024 season is “Thirty Wonderful – The Show Must Go On.” An artistic leader in the region, Brüka is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists, and acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors. Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka is a constituent company of TCG (Theatre Communications Group). Brüka Theatre has produced over 200 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at http://www.bruka.org. This project is supported in part by: The Nevada Arts Council & The NEA.

Workshop Artists

Mary Bennett – Core Director/Producer. Improvisation. Acting. Creation.

Producing Artistic Director – Brüka Theatre. Works as actor, director, producer and Artist in Residence for The Nevada Arts Council and The Sierra Arts Foundation. Mary has been teaching Drama at Doral Middle School this past year while continuing to work with Brüka. Mary has also worked with The Reno Phil and has been commissioned by The Nevada Museum Of Art to bring Anne Brigman and The Victorian Radicals to life. Bennett has worked as a professional theatre maker for over 25 years as well as being Madame Curry and creating The Carson City Ghost Walk. She has adapted fairy tales and created original plays in workshops for and with children and adults for the duration of her theatrical career. Mary teaches drama at Doral Academy.

Alexander Biber – Movement. Choreography. Acting. Coach

Alex is currently the Ballet Master of The Nevada Dance Company and is a past company member of the Sacramento Ballet, has danced with The Australian National Ballet Company, and has also danced, taught and choreographed with Sierra Nevada Ballet. Alex’s work as a teaching artist spans more than a decade with Brüka, schools and dance companies. Most notably, Alex has worked as choreographer/creator on Brüka’s Buttcracker series and has been seen in numerous Brüka performances.

Holly Natwora – Acting. Coach.

Operations Director – Brüka Theatre. Holly Natwora received her MFA from Columbia University and has acted in more than 70 plays, most notably at La MaMa E.T.C., SoHo Rep., The Neighborhood Playhouse and two summers at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. Television and film credits include Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. After moving to Reno in 2005, Holly has performed or directed at Brüka Theatre, Reno Little Theater, Good Luck Macbeth and TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada. Holly teaches theater at Truckee Meadows Community College and Shakespeare for Social Justice at High Desert State Prison.

David Simpson – Technical/Facility Director

David Simpson, born in Reno, Hug High School graduate, learned the art of photography during five years in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate aboard the U.S.S. Constellation. In the early 90’s he was introduced to theatre in Modesto, CA and has been involved since “sometimes immersed in it, sometimes not [with] various duties, a few roles, numerous venues, a lot of shows.” At Brüka, Dave brings stage productions to life through his lighting and sound expertise. Artists and audiences throughout the region have benefited from his tireless work ethic and attention to detail when building a world on stage with sight and sound.

We may have other artists working with students in acting, make-up, costuming, theatrical devices and playwriting. Students will need to have access to a working computer.

Link to apply for Internship: https://forms.gle/2r7pd2bcKHw5KiZR6

Brüka Theatre Performing Arts Camp Sign-up Form
ONLINE FORM: https://forms.gle/gLLboSrcfpJ5rpG6A


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