Acting Conservatory: Devising a Dystopia

About Conservatory Study: The Acting Conservatory is open to all students  with a sincere desire to learn the craft of theatre to high standard of excellence. The nature of a conservatory is intensive—students are engaged in activity every moment of their scheduled time and outside class time is required. To achieve excellence, attendance and participation in all classes is mandatory. Please check your calendars carefully before committing to this class.

Theme: Devising A Dystopia

Dystopia: A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.

Using the theme Dystopian Literature: Fact or Fiction as our guide, we will

  • Explore the Elements of the Dystopian Genre
  • Learn the Dystopian forms of control
  • Study and adapt 7 award-winning short stories or literature from the last 60 years of dystopian fiction into a devised showcase thats resonates with students present day lives.
  1. Grades: 8-12
  2. Class Dates: July 30 – August 4 (Monday – Friday; Sunday)
  3. Performance: Sunday, August 4 @ 7pm
  4. Class Time: 10am – 6pm
  5. Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, August 4 from 12-6pm
  6. Showcase: Sunday, August 4 at 7pm at Broadway Playhouse
  7. Location: Broadway Playhouse
  8.  Cost: $695
  9. One-Time payment or $178.75/month in 4 payments
  10. (includes a $5/month processing fee on monthly payments. Fees are based on total project hours) 

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