Current Production Opportunities
Young people, ages 11-15, are invited to audition for our 2012-13 production/project: Saturday Morning Launch (SML). THIS IS OUR MAIN PROJECT for the 2012-13 season. Other, shorter-term opportunities will be posted as they become available.
NEW Audition Date: Thursday, Sept 13th from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Union 206, 350 Calvert St. Alexandria, VA 22301.
If you cannot join us on Sept 13th, but would still like to auditon: Contact Tiffany ASAP.
Performance, production, and teamwork experiences will help, but there is no experience required. Just come ready to learn and collaborate. Student actors MUST be available for the rehearsal times listed below.
Saturday Morning Launch Details: Ages 11-15
SML begins with basic goals for the production and for the young and professional artists involved. However, after the team is formed (via the audition process) the students will shape these goals based on their own ideas and passions.
SML is Saturday Night Live meets Saturday morning cartoons. A collaborative, improv-based production process. Students work with with a Director/Teaching Artist and 3-6 professional actor/writers to create 3 sketch comedy webisodes released on YouTube. The team will function like an improv troupe and team of writers.
Semester 1 (fall): Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. The troupe meets once per week to hone their improv/comedy skills and become a real improv troupe. (Students may miss no more than 2 meetings this semester)
Semester 2 (winter/spring): Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, and Sundays from 4-6pm. The troupe meets twice per week. Thursdays to focus on acting technique, and Sundays to focus on sketch writing. Every few weeks the troupe films the next webisode during this rehearsal time. The webisode is edited by professionals and released the following Saturday morning. The troupe also holds a live performance at the end of the winter/spring semester, and additional live performances if the opportunities arise. (Students may miss no more than 4 meetings this semester).
Tuition: Monthly payments $125 for 9 months, Sept-May (under $14 per awesomely productive hour)
Fall Dates: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Sept 20th-Dec 6th. No rehearsal 22nd.
Winter/Spring Dates: Sundays 4-6pm and Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 13th-May 12th (show date). No rehearsal Feb 17th, March 24th, March 28th, March 31st.
Location: Union 206 Studio- 350 Calvert Ave, Alexandria VA.
Other important dates:
Webisode release dates: Saturdays, TBA.
In-"Class" Presentation: Thursday, Dec 6th, time TBA.
Live Show: Sunday, May 12th, time TBA.
We want to help you achieve something you're passionate about. Tell us your idea, and we'll gather a group of professional and young artists (including yourself) to discuss and decide if it's something we can and want to accomplish. If we produce your concept, of course you'll be a big part of the artistic team! (If it's the type of project that requires students to pay for registration, you'll get a free waiver).
1. Make sure your concept/project fits within the Wobble Rocket mission.
2. Email email@example.com with the following descriptions in the body of the email:
a. One sentance goal of this idea.
b. A paragraph or outlined breakdown of what the process and experience would be like for the artistic team of young people and professionals. What are the steps? What is your suggested time frame from start to completion?
c. A list of the roles or suggested artists on the team (Example: a playwright, 4-8 actors, cinematographer, cartoonist)
3. Information about you and your parent/s. (Your name & age, your parent's name and email/phone)
4. A paragraph or outline with any other info you'd like to include. (Ex: your motivations for doing this project, or your past experience, etc. Basically, anything else you think we should know).
"The young artists I worked with were the most surprising team. I had no idea our work would be so groundbreaking." -Ami, Teaching Artist
"You can't just go outside the box. Go 20 miles away from the box!" -Casarra, 14- Student
"I learned to really listen." -Ben, 12- Student
"My favorite thing about rehearsals is that we learn to put the group first." -Cale, Teaching Assisstant
"I learned to go with the flow, and not be nervous about what other people think of me." -Molly, 9- Student
"I feel most confident when during improv... or on a moon bounce." -Aja, 11- Student