Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory Students Create Their Own Original Play: THE BREAKFAST


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Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory and Young Artists Ensemble

 

 

 

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory and Young Artists Ensemble has joined together to present a Summer Theatre Camp.  This inaugural camp will culminate in a play created by the young people who participated in the camp, performing Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm and Saturday July 28 at 1:00 pm.  Performances are in the Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  The students are in grades 3 – 7 and have also spent their Theatre Camp time learning comic timing, character development, voice, and movement skills. 

            Two sisters strive to attain their dreams in this bizarre journey through the turbulence of family, independence, and pancake and waffle therapy.  Emma’s only goal in life is to grace the stage, but her paralyzing stage fright leaves her dreams out of reach and her resentment high for a little sister that seems to take all her parents’ focus.  Her sister, Sydney, just wants to be normal.  But in this family, that’s a tall order; particularly when your only friends are a pancake and a waffle.  From the minds of six children working together, “The Breakfast” is a sometime hilarious, sometimes poignant story that touches the children in all of us.

            “This summer program is designed for kids who don’t want to do a musical, but want to have a fun time rehearsing a play and learning how to perform comedy,” says Founding Artistic Director Stephanie Wilson. 

            “We are very excited to continue our relationship with Gold Coast, now in a Summer Camp setting,” says Scott Buchanan, CRPD Cultural Program Supervisor.  “Gold Coast provides a strong foundation in teaching the skills of theatre, so they are a great complement to what Young Artists Ensemble provides.”         Says instructor and director Billy Parish, “We enjoy personalizing the play just for the students, so each will have something challenging to do that fits their skills and pushes their comfort level just a bit. This summer we chose to let them write the story and create the conflicts.  And this allows us to provide an ensemble experience, so there are no ‘leads’- everyone is a star.”

            In addition to rehearsing for the final production, students attend master classes with guest teachers in Audition Technique, Stage Combat, Character Breakdown, Movement, Diction, and Comedy.  Classes are taught by Billy Parish, graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, The National Theater Institute and the Moscow Art Theater.   

            Since 1994 Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory has been giving young people a solid foundation in the basics of theatre. The fun and engaging training at Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory is designed for young actors to work with their peers, providing a unique youth theater opportunity for all ages. The best education is a well-rounded one, so The Conservatory encourages students to explore every aspect of the theater. 

            Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory and Young Artists Ensemble are supported by tuition and through the support of private donors and the City of Thousand Oaks.  Admission for the performances is free. For information contact (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.

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Performance

“The Breakfast”

WHAT:  Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory in association with Young Artists Ensemble presents THE BREAKFAST, from the minds of six children working together:  Two sisters strive to attain their dreams in this bizarre journey through the turbulence of family, independence, and pancake and waffle therapy.  Emma’s only goal in life is to grace the stage, but her paralyzing stage fright leaves her dreams out of reach and her resentment high for a little sister that seems to take all her parents’ focus.  Her sister, Sydney, just wants to be normal.  But in this family, that’s a tall order; particularly when your only friends are a pancake and a waffle. 

WHEN:  Friday July 27 at 7:00 pm and Saturday July 28 at 1:00 pm. 

WHERE:  Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA  91362

HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com

TICKETS:  Free

OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

PHOTO CREDITS:  Photos by Kati Angelini. 

Sisters:  Younger Sister:  Lauren Horstman, Older Sister:  Cienna Wright.  Boy: Leo Sproul


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