May 18: Staged Reading of The Book of Liz Written by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris
**THIS PLAY CONTAINS MATURE LANGUAGE AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES** In this laugh-out-loud, goofy play, Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, when Brother Brightbee arrives, she is demoted to the chive garden. Feeling unappreciated, she escapes and decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. Things are going great for Liz, until she's offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has a sweating problem, and to get the job, she'll have to fix it. While she is gone, the staff at Clusterhaven just can't seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again??
Members of the Writers Project will devise original monologues and each monologue will be assigned to an actor in CITC. The writer and actor will collaborate on bringing the monologue from "the page to the stage" and the actors will perform them.
July 20: Play Club
Join members of CITC for a fun, casual evening of sitting around a table and reading plays aloud! Plays are pre-selected and we read everything from the classics, to the latest Tony winner, to something obscure found on the internet. After the reading, we analyze the script and discuss it briefly. We ask for volunteers to read, but also appreciate listeners! We also ask everyone to bring a finger food to share (this is the best part!)
August 17: 10-Minute Plays
A selection of short plays that were submitted to CITC will be performed. These plays are typically very quirky and fun!
All 3rd Thursday Theatre events begin at 8:00 PM $5 suggested donation at the door CCA Community Center for the Arts- 6309 Church Street
The first ever CITC Summer Theatre Camp was a huge success!
We had 10 students, ages 10-15 years old, participate in our theatre camp in August: -5 students were from Chincoteague -2 from Accomack County -2 from Maryland -1 from New Jersey
We did ensemble-building activities, improvisational games, character exploration exercises, rehearsed an original play, discussed classic (Thornton Wilder's Our Town) and contemporary theatre (Hamilton: An American Musical). We also learned about the importance of lighting and sound design in a theatrical production.
On the final day of camp, we presented our play for our family, friends, and the Chincoteague community.
Two students (Kelsey Malone and Shania Vellum-Phillips) were sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. Kwali Wilson was sponsored by small business owner Andrea Canfield.
If you are interested in sponsoring a student or enrolling your child or a child you know in a future theatre camp, visit our Theatre Camp Page.
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