GNTC is creating an innovative activity called “Pop-Up Theatre.” We will create simple performances then take them to unconventional spaces, such as the nursing home or apartment communities to perform. (The idea comes from Pop-Up retail, in which stores move temporarily into a space for a limited time.)
GNTC is partnering with the YES! Network and other community organizations to promote a love of theatre by increasing access and awareness. Pop-Up Players is a fun, low-commitment way to get involved in GNTC. We will get together to rehearse short, youth-oriented scripts, then take our simple shows “on the road” to perform for underserved audiences. No sets, no stress, no long-term commitment. If you enjoy it, come back! If not, chalk it up to new experiences.
Interested? Individuals and families of all ages are welcome to join us. We will rehearse 2-3 times, then hit the road for our first gig. Transportation will be provided to the performance sites. There is NO COST to participate.
Pop-Up 1: Rehearse June 17 and 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Perform: Friday, June 21 between 10 am and 2 pm (bus will leave the off-Broadway site at 9:15)
Our first Pop-Up Players rehearsals will be Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at 6:00 pm at our off-Broadway site, located at 12383 234th Street, Cold Spring (take HWY 23 toward St. Cloud, turn left at the Broadway exit toward Rockville. Take a left onto 234th Street).
To sign up, please email Jennifer at email@example.com or call/text 320.339.0622 with names and ages of interested participants.
Youth Theatre Camp
Great Northern Theatre Company is pleased to offer the first annual Youth Theatre Day Camp June 10-14, 2019 at ROCORI High School Auditorium for children going into grades 3-10.
Campers will be presenting two plays on Friday, June 14, one at 4:30 and one at 7 p.m. The cost for all who attend is $3 and is payable at the door.
"Why We Have Day and Night" is an Australian aboriginal tale about a conflict between the air and land animals and features animal characters, a sun goddess, a storyteller, and an epic battle scene.
"Things Could Always Be Worse" is a Yiddish folktale written by GNTC's own, Jennifer Wirz and shows how wisdom comes-not easily- when we take a different perspective. The characters include a large family, a storyteller, a Rabbi, and some farm animals. All characters in both plays will have speaking parts.
Scholarships are available by contacting GNTC board member, Amy Hunter at 218-894-1925 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Transportation information is available by contacting ROCORI Community Education at email@example.com or calling 320-685-8631.
The camp will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with public performances on Friday, June 14 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided through the Summer Food Program.
Registration is $50 and can be done through ROCORI Community Education in person, on-line by clicking here or by sending a registration form in the Summer 2019 Community Education Brochure.