High School Acting Performance Camp – A Celebration of Idris Goodwin: American Prom and How We Got On
Young performers looking for an advanced, selective summer experience, look no further. Students in our Advanced Acting Performance Camp, admitted by audition only, will learn advanced, high-level skills in acting as they prepare to perform in a two-show theatre production centered on the experiences of teenagers in America today. Taught and produced by professional artists, this Advanced Performance Camp will culminate in ticketed performances of acclaimed contemporary playwright Idris Goodwin’s American Prom and How We Got On open to the public!
– About the Show –
Join the CFCArts Children & Youth Arts Programs for a night of one-act plays by contemporary American playwright and breakbeat poet Idris Goodwin. How We Got On and American Prom incorporate elements of hip-hop, rap, and spoken word and are centered on important contemporary issues from racial and gender identity to friendship and family.
How We Got On: Hank, Julian, and Luann are three talented, determined suburban teens coming of age in the 1980s. Dreaming of fame and fortune in the new Hip-Hop music scene, they must overcome cultural isolation, familial dysfunction, and ruthless rivalries to make the music that defines their lives. A sultry DJ spins their stories with her own meta-theatrical perspective in this contemporary ode to the roots of rap.
American Prom: Set in a small middle American town called Principal, this is the story of teenage best friends Jimmy T. and Kia B. Jimmy wants to take Kia to prom, but it’s complicated. Jimmy is white and Kia is black, and Principal has been holding racially segregated proms for decades. In this contemporary coming of age story, filled with music and magic, rhymes and beats, Jimmy and Kia work to hold fast to their friendship. With a little help from a musical superstar, they both fight to envision a different future for themselves and their town.
Content Warning: This production should be considered PG-13 due to frank talk of death and minor language.
– Camp Details –
Ages: Students entering grades 9-12*, by audition only
Students entering grades 7-8 may be admitted on the basis of experience and ability.
Rehearsals: June 20-24 from 9AM-5PM at the CFCArts Offices (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804)
Tech Week: June 27-July 1 from 9AM-5PM at the CFCArts Offices (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804)
Shows: July 1 at 7PM and July 2 at 2pm & 7PM at the CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804)
Tuition: $400 per student (Tuition links will be sent after auditions.)
Aftercare offered 5-6PM, extra fee $50 per week
– Auditions –
Auditions will take place May 6-7. Please sign up for an audition block when you fill out the camp registration form.
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