Workshops will be held
from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
unless otherwise noted.


SESSION 2 (Winter/Spring)
January 5, 12, 19 & 26
February 2, 9, 16 & 23
March 2, 9, 16 & 30
April 6, 13, 20 & 27
May 4 & 11
PERFORMANCE: May 18

About the Instructor

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.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP SERIES
(School Year)

The Melon Patch Youth Program workshop series is FREE and open to any interested middle school- and high school-age students who meet the basic requirements for participation.

Our new focus this year will be primarily on acting techniques and improving presentational skills, with the intent of preparing students for mainstage auditions and productions.

The series will include guest speakers on the topics of specialty makeup, dance, voice/music, costuming, improvisation, audition skills, and various other topics throughout the year. Guest topical presentation dates will be announced once all related personnel are confirmed.

The curriculum will be split into two sessions: Session I (Fall/Winter) employing a one-act comedy to serve as the central focus piece with a performance in December, Session II (Winter/Spring) similarly employing a one-act drama to be performed in May.

Due to the newly refocused nature of our seasonal workshop series sessions, we would prefer that students be able to commit to all classes in a given session. However, we also understand that sometimes a student may need to be absent due to other commitments, and we will make accommodations for such absences.

IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian will need to complete basic registration and contact forms on the first day of attendance.

For additional information or questions, please call the box office (352) 787-3013 or email us at office@melonpatchplayers.org.

Our 2018-2019 Youth Program
has been sponsored by

The Villages Theater Company

FEATURED ARTICLE (4/04/18)
The Villages Theater Company shows
support for Melon Patch Players