The Melon Patch Youth Program workshop series is FREE and open to any interested students ages 12-17 who already possess some form of previous theatrical or performance skills. (School and/or church theatre experiences do apply.)
**SESSION I HAS REACHED CAPACITY!**
I (Fall/Winter) will focus on Comedy & Improv Skills,
with additional discussions on physical comedy, portraying and analyzing
farcical materials, musical comedy interpretation, and approaches
to direction of comedic pieces. Guest specialist speakers will be
incorporated into this session to augment the curriculum (dates
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the focused nature of our seasonal workshop semesters, we prefer that ALL students be able to commit to all dates in a given session. To assist in this matter, the Youth Program schedule is purposefully designed to help avoid major holiday breaks already announced by the local school systems. *Please speak directly with our instructors if you feel that concerns over regular attendance may prove to be an issue.*
IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian will need to complete basic registration and contact forms prior to the first day of attendance.
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LANEY CLARK is a retired school counselor who has been involved with the Melon Patch since 2008. She has been acting for 30+ years has become a regular mainstage director of musicals in the last half-decade. During her time as a counselor, Laney started an after-school drama club to encourage social skills among her students. Along with John Turcotte, she helped to co-found the current incarnation of the Melon Patch Youth Porgram, now celebrating her third season in this role. Laney also currently serves as the Executive VP of the Melon Patch Board and was honored as a Lifetime Member in 2017.
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