ADVANCED ACTORS SHOWCASE
SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!
Who can rehearse and perform a full-length play in one week? We can! This very unique and highly intensive program gives actors the experience of performing a full-length production while receiving top-level training.
Summer 2018 Production: The Tour (World premiere play by Lisa Nanni-Messegee & Todd Messegee; Directed by Lisa Nanni-Messegee). It’s the year 1923, and Konstantin Stanislavsky is bringing the Moscow Art Theatre to America. What happens on the tour will forever change him and his Russian troupe — and the American theatre makers they encounter along the way. Stanislavsky finds himself center stage among an extraordinary and diverse group of actors who will bring to life a new System of acting – that is, if the famous Russian doesn’t fail. Actors will have the opportunity to develop complex characters while working on this world premiere play!
SEE SUMMER 2018 BLOGPOST (coming soon!)
Ages: 12-18 years
Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018 + Aug 4 & 5 shows
Times: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday performances, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday performance, 2pm
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
An “After Care” option is available for this program from 3-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “After Care” to your cart (be sure to choose the correct week).
Director: Lisa Nanni-Messegee
Read about Ms. Nanni-Messegee
AFYP Director: Mary Lechter, Faculty at Mason’s School of Theater
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Read about Ms. Lechter
Mary founded AFYP in 1997, and has seen the company grow from being its only teacher with a sporadic program schedule in rented spaces to where it is today: a year-round program with a full staff, working in conjunction with Potomac Arts Academy, for which she is Associate Director.
She is a longtime member of Mason’s School of Theater faculty in the areas of Performance and Theater Education. She was named a 2013 “Teacher of Distinction” and was a 2014 TEDxGeorgeMasonU speaker (“Magic Moments: the Transformative Power of Theater“). She previously taught at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her professional memberships include The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Educational Theatre Association.
Mary’s directing credits include An Experiment with an Air Pump and Shakespeare in Hollywood (George Mason University); Still Beating Hearts and A Godless Man (Theater of the First Amendment First Light Festival); Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Willy Wonka, Jr.; Peter Pan, Jr.; A Seussified Christmas Carol; Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (AFYP).
Find out more program details on the Acting For Young People website!
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.