All Rehearsals will be held weekly at the AAT Studio (325 Washington Street).
(Some weeks, actors will be held the entire time, other weeks not - as schedule will be published).
10/5: ALL CAST Read through
10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, & 12/7
<no rehearsal 12/14 through 1/3>
1/4, 1/6, 1/11, 1/13, 1/18 & 1/20
*Adding Thursday Rehearsals since this is a 3 Act Play*
1/24-1/27: ALL CAST TECH WEEK
1/28 & 1/29: PERFORMANCES
Directed by Kyle Vasquez
3 Act Play
Suitable for 12 to 17 year olds
*please reach out if you have a vaccinated 11 year old so we can discuss their participation.
COST: $395.00 per performer
Set in a fictional New England town in the 1930s, The Children’s Hour tells the story of two women who are unjustly accused of homosexual activity by one of their students: one Mary Tilford. The outraged community (prompted by the influential Amelia Tilford, an upstanding member of Lancet--who also happens to be the indulgent grandmother of Mary) quickly withdraws all of their students, causing a witch hunt that ultimately forces the school to close. Not to be beaten, Martha and Karen take the accusations to court in a libel suit and lose-- despite the defense having no real foundation for a case (with the exception of Mary’s testimony). Their lives quickly unravel as they become social pariahs. After months of trying to clear their names, Martha realizes that she did in fact have romantic feelings for Karen, and eventually the guilt and despair cause her to commit suicide. At its premiere, Hellman’s The Children’s Hour was a controversial piece that caused the author to be blacklisted from Hollywood. Today, it remains a haunting reminder of the horrors of intolerance.
DETAILS: The production is suitable for audience members over the age of 12, and includes discussion of distressing themes such as self-harm and school violence.
Other students at the school:
Line memorization and character development research should occur outside the rehearsal time in addition to during.
* must fulfill age requirement
* must show proof of vaccination
For more information on our COVID Health & Safety Plan.
A deep dive into the art of acting in a professional workshop format including auditions, rehearsals with in depth acting training and character development, culminating in a weekend of live performances. Focus on dramatic acting skills and working as a team within a cast to create a compelling narrative and an affecting performance of a non-musical play. Each rehearsal will involve warm up, improv, character work, script analysis and scene work.
We know that life is ever evolving, we ask that cancellations come in a timely fashion so as not to adversely impact other members of the production or class nor the staff.
No cancellations will be accepted within 72 hours of the class.
Please bring the following to each rehearsal:
Before the first rehearsal:
325 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060