SHEA'S MASTER CLASS PROGRAM
Shea's is proud to present our next master class offering: Blue Man Group: Thinking Outside the Box this is a free program that will provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore the various performance elements presented in the show Blue Man Group by combining the visual, musical and performing arts. The focus of Shea's program will be on creating non-linear narrative by uniting a series of art forms which tell a story or relate a theme. The program concludes with participating students presenting their original work on the Shea's Smith Theatre stage to family and friends. Students will then attend the February 8, 2013 performance of Blue Man Group. Please use the link below to download a copy of the application. Applications are due by December 10, 2012. For more information please contact Jennifer Fitzery, Senior Education Associate at (716) 829-1152 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is made possible through a grant from The Broadway League.
Jekyll & Hyde: An Exploration of Character brought together local high school students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. The program explored a number of acting styles including, pantomime, improvisation and Commedia Dell'Arte along with the elements of gothic writing. For their final performance students wrote and performed a gothic style poem or story. For an example of student work please see the video clip above of Emma Valvo performing her piece Shadows in a Faded Light.
Additional Information about the Master Class program Participants were selected through an application process and were selected on the strength of their application and need demonstrated. Students participated in a Q&A session with cast members from the touring production of Jekyll & Hyde, were treated to a catered dinner, and received complimentary tickets to see a performance of Jekyll & Hyde at Shea's.