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2015 Summer Season, New Location and More!

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Thanks to your input, we have developed an innovative and elite plan for our 10th Summer Season. With 3 different 1-week intensives, FTC will provide students in elementary school through college the opportunity to receive unparalleled, individualized training in performance techniques that can be applied to any play, musical, or film role. Thank you for helping us pave the way for the next generation of theatre artists and arts advocates in Atlanta!

We have carefully selected one relevant and distinguished play per program to draw scenes from. These plays are perfectly suited to challenge each age group and maximize individual growth. Every actor in the program will receive an equally featured and meaningful role. Unlike our normal summer shows where a great deal of time and energy is spent on the mechanics of mounting a full-scale musical in two weeks, actors in this program will have the complete and undivided attention of our staff.

In addition, students in each program will go on a field trip to a production at a local theater with a group discussion over dessert afterward, strengthening their knowledge of Atlanta theater and sense of community.

Each program will result in a showcase of selected scenes, which we will present in two FREE performances for family, friends, and invited members of the industry. The showcase will give the audience a beautiful sampling of every one of our students’ talents and the plays themselves.

——Register by June 1st!——

IMPORTANT! “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and “Anne of Green Gables” are  SOLD OUT.

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Program 1: The Seagull

Open to rising 9th grade-May 2015 College Graduates

Dates: July 13th-17th from 9:00-5:00
Showcase: July 17th at 4:30 and 18th at 11:00am
Tuition: $350 (includes ticket to one field trip performance)

Register By June 1st!

“Stoppard’s recent translation of The Seagull has given us the achingly sad and escapably tragic world that the great Russian playwright envisioned. The work overtakes us…emotions flow like tears.” -New York Daily News

The Seagull is one of legendary playwright Anton Chekhov’s most prolific and complex works, and playwright Tom Stoppard’s translation stands out as one of the most accessible and beautiful. An increased number of distinguished university acting and directing programs are using this text in their application process, and FTC is offering it’s student in High School-College the rare chance to dive head first into the subtext, the sublime, and the nagging question, “why did Chekhov label this a comedy?” This is an advanced program and is recommended for any student who is interested in an in-depth look at script analysis as an actor or director. Students who complete this program are eligible to be directing interns during programs 2 and 3.

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SOLD OUT!

Program 2: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

If you have not have a seat confirmed by Christina or Emily, please DO NOT complete registration or pay tuition. We are sold out and can only accommodate those who have confirmed seats for the class.

If you DO have confirmed seats for the class click below to complete registration and pay tuition

Open to rising 6th grade-May 2015 High School Graduates

Dates: July 20th-24th from 9:00-5:00
Showcase: July 24th at 4:30 and 25th at 11:00am
Tuition: $350 (includes ticket to one field trip performance)

Register By June 1st!

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man–with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArther “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice.

Sarah Ruhl is one of the most acclaimed contemporary playwrights (and a female playwright at that!), and this sharp satire is an ultra modern look at how we memorialize the dead and how remembering changes us. It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Sarah Ruhl is a playwright any serious acting student should know, and this program will be an intense look into American theater trends and acting technique for both stage and screen.

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SOLD OUT!

Program 3: Anne of Green Gables

If you have not have a seat confirmed by Christina or Emily, please DO NOT complete registration or pay tuition. We are sold out and can only accommodate those who have confirmed seats for the class.

If you DO have confirmed seats for the class click below to complete registration and pay tuition

Open to rising 6th grade-May 2015 High School GraduatesOpen to rising 2nd-8th grade students
Dates: July 27th-31st from 9:00-5:00
Showcase: July 31st at 4:30 and August 1st at 11:00am
Tuition: $350 (includes ticket to one field trip performance)

Register By June 1st!

Adapted by Joseph Robinette (Charlotte’s Web), this new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley. Whether an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between our students and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.

From her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy, this play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. We carefully selected this material to provide our elementary-middle schoolers an extraordinary opportunity to work on age-appropriate, realistic characters filled with life, depth, and heart.

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Where will the magic happen?

Fabrefaction has made an incredible arrangement with Actor’s Express Theatre Company: www.actors-express.com. We will be using AE’s beautiful venue as our home-base for this summer and our 2015-2016 conservatory classes! We are honored and totally stoked to be at AE for so many reasons as they head into their 28th Season. Being in AE’s space gives our students an unprecedented opportunity to gain exposure to the Atlanta theater community. They are located around the corner from our current Brady Avenue location in the super hip King Plow Arts Center: http://kingplow.com.

 

We are grateful to our government and business sponsors:

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs