DRAMA 101: Set Free Your Inner Thespian!

Drama 101 will be lead by well known local actress and director Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan. She is the director of many enormously successful WRAPS Community Theater presentations including “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Midsummer Nights Midterm” and “My Fair Lady”. Last year she also starred in the one-woman play “Shirley Valentine”.

Have you attended any live theater lately (especially those put on by WRAPS) and felt that you too could see yourself on stage and having as much fun as all the the actors are? Are you just waiting for the opportunity to unleash your inner Olivier or Streep but just need to know where to start? Well do we have an opportunity for you! WRAPS is pleased to present DRAMA 101!

Come spend 2 days learning some basic skills for on the stage – everything from the initial audition to the final curtain call! We will examine tips for successful auditioning, voice work, movement, character development, and so much more. Learn who does what – from stage manager, producer, director, props and so on. These exciting workshops will be lead by local actress and director extraordinaire Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan!

Here are just a few of the  concepts and basics of dramaturgy that Ms. Varcoe-Ryan will introduce in order to get you ready to “break a leg” at your next (or debut) appearance “on the boards”!

· Who does what?

· Auditioning basics

· Before first rehearsal

· Blocking basics

· Line memorizing

· Character building

· Getting physical

· Using the voice

· When things go sideways – a little improv

· The show; dos & don’ts


Friday, April 7th from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, April 8th from 10 am to 2 pm

All workshops will be held at The HUB – 711 Hill Street in Ashcroft, B.C.

Stay tuned to this website for more information on how to register!