Exciting Beginning for New Arts Center in Sandwich

ATTPAdvice To The Players’ Arts Center at 12 Main has opened with a bang, offering summer concerts, an exhibition and two evenings of short theatre pieces. The Voice of the Soprano (Sax) on July 1, the exhibit of theatre posters, Graphic Design and the Performing Arts, and On Stage at 12 Main on June 26 & 27, drew new and familiar faces to the freshly minted arts center, which is a warm and welcoming space on Main Street in Center Sandwich.

Next up, on July 8, gifted local jazz/blues singer Trish Jackson will be accompanied by David Young on bass, and there will be a staged reading of Joan Ackermann’s Ice Glen on Saturday, July 11. Following that, on July 15, is the third concert in the series, featuring Stanza XXI. This vocal quartet spotlights the vocal agility of the quartet of Mary Edes, Ellen Farnum, Martell Spagnolo, and Hans Stafford. These four good friends will warm your hearts with the rich vocal harmony of four-part a cappella singing. Their repertoire includes a mix of jazz standards, ballads, show tunes and classic “hits.” A little bit of this, a little bit of that, old and new songs, serious and silly. Come listen and be glad!

Summer Concerts 2015 presents a concert each Wednesday from now through August 26. All concerts are by donation, and begin at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments are also available by donation. After the July 11 performance, the Studio Theatre series takes a break until August 1, while Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet plays the Town Hall Theatre. In this comedy, a young TV star rents a gothic NYC apartment, and we meet a psychic realtor, a blissfully idealistic girlfriend, a hot-shot LA producer, a chain-smoking agent and John Barrymore’s ghost. I Hate Hamlet runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 17 to July 26.

The Arts Center is open for exhibition viewing and ticket sales on Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6. It is closed Monday & Tuesday. The box office stays open after 6 for evening events. The current exhibit will be up until Sunday, July 26.

For information call 603-284-7115 or visit www.advicetotheplayers.org.

Advice To The Players Welcomes New Leaders for Summer Shakespeare Camps‬‬

Advice To The Players, the Sandwich, NH based Shakespeare company, has now opened registration for the 2015 season of their popular drama summer camps. The day camps offer a wide range of ages the opportunity to participate in theater and improv games and develop performance skills, while enjoying the outdoors in Sandwich, NH.

Advice To The Players has been providing Sandwich, NH area children and teens with an opportunity to experience theater, Shakespeare, and the great outdoors for over ten years. This year’s camps bring a talented troupe of performers and teachers to the region to direct the programs. Whether it’s one of the Shakesperience camp programs or the Young Players Practicum, there is something for everyone!

The youngest camp participants will be taught by experienced elementary and Waldorf teacher Jennifer Kampsnider. Jennifer will combine active play with stories, poetry, games, and more to expose children ages 5 to 7 to theater. Her decades of experience as an elementary teacher make her more than prepared to bring theater to a young audience.

Older kids will be taken on an exciting journey through the world of Shakespeare by Pam Schnatterly, an experienced actress and theater educator. Pam will use the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night to teach 8 to 12 year old campers about theater, improvisation, and how to bring characters to life. Pam has been a drama teacher, director, and choreographer in the Boston area, as well as an active actress in the New York and New England theater scene – including many past Advice To The Players and Barnstormer shows.

For 12 to 15 year olds interested in a hands-on, dynamic two weeks of camp, Conor Moroney is ready to wow them! Conor is a Shakespeare and Company trained Teaching Artist who will be showing campers everything from improv and clowning, to exploring Shakespeare’s text – with some stage combat thrown in for good measure! Conor has been a teaching artist for over four years, in addition to acting as Director of Shakespeare and Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare, based in Lenox, MA.

For young actors looking to gain experience in a professional production, the Young Players Practicum fits the bill. This four-week program for actors age 13 and up will provide individualized, intensive actor training, culminating in participation in the Advice To The Players main stage production of Twelfth Night. The practicum includes monologue and scene study, stage voice development, text tools for examining Shakespeare’s verse, stage combat, and clown and period dance movement. The practicum is taught by Candace Clift, a Teaching Artist and longtime member of Advice To The Players.

All of the Advice To The Players day camps take place from July 13 – 24, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM. The Young Players Practicum is a four-week program with limited enrollment. For information email: contact@advicetotheplayers.org or call Becca at 986-6253. Sign-up sheets for registration in any camp session are at the website www.AdviceToThePlayers.org


Young thespians in Advice To The Players’ Shakespeare Drama Camp performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. For information about all summer Shakespeare opportunities for young people call 986-6253 or visit www.AdviceToThePlayers.org. Photo by Duane Dale Photography

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