3:15 - 4:15
Students in Playmakers will be introduced to the fundamentals of the stage and the basics of dramatic storytelling.
Mondays & Wednesdays
4:15 - 5:15
Students in Youth Ensemble will continue their exploration of theatrical storytelling. Their focus will be on creating clear behavior for the stage, character development, and ensemble building. The Youth Ensemble will culminate in a presentation of a short work, chosen each year.
5:15 – 6:45
*Students must be available for extra rehearsals (including Saturdays).
Students in Blessed Unrest will perform a play by William Shakespeare. These students will take on the immense responsibility of putting on a full production, and the expectations are very high. Students will need to tackle the language and vibrancy of Shakespeare's brilliant work, creating full-bodied characters, and exploring the language in fresh and exciting ways. This Shakespeare production is the main-stage production, presented at the school each spring.
At the end of the year, students who have shown their commitment to the theater department and the theater arts will be invited to become official members of the Blessed Unrest Theater Company—the official theater company of Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. This ceremony will take place in the Rosita Segovia Theater at the years' end. Students in Blessed Unrest will be expected to attend all rehearsals, including weekend rehearsals, as necessary on Saturdays.