Summer Theater Workshop
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm August 9 -20, 2021
The Canterbury Tales: A Childe's Tale
Travel back to Medieval England and join Revels, Geoffery Chaucer, and his band of Canterbury pilgrims in this wonderful stage adaptation to one of Britain's greatest literary legacies. Students will learn the stories of five well-loved tales from the perspective of Chaucer’s colorful characters and will have fun bringing to life local Revels playwright Zareh Artinian’s witty, engaging, and masterful text to be enjoyed by all youth. A mirror for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales: A Childe's Tale concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. The Revels’ special adaptation for youth emphasizes the humanity of these characters-as well as allow our youth the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons that derive from cultural folklore.
What to Expect
A Revels Summer Theater Workshop is a complete theater experience for children ages 7-18. Sign up to experience theatre “ACTOR” and “RAP.”
“ACTOR” participants perform in a Revels production written just for them! Everyone will have a part and auditions for the parts are held on the first day of the workshop. The play will be performed twice on the last day of the workshop. For ages 6-13.
“RAP'' participants work “behind the scenes” in our RAP (Revels Apprenticeship Program) Program. Gudided by professionals of the craft and educators, RAP participants will experience fun and engaging skill-building activities that include the design, building, and operation of stage sets, props, costume, lights, sound, and more. For ages 14-18
About the Staff:
Zareh Artinian: Playwright
Johnny Nichols, Jr.: Program Director
LaToya Robinson: Stage Director
Yasmin Tal: Music Director
TBD : Choreographer
Elijah McTiernan: Stage Manager
Ethan Jones: Tech Director
REVELS SUMMER WORKSHOP TIMES
Our regular program begins promptly at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. To accommodate families’ schedules, students may be dropped off as early as 8:00am and can be picked up no later than 4:00pm.
HOW WE SPEND THE DAY
Revels Summer Workshop runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm, culminating to a final performance on August 20th at 2:30pm. The students’ time will be evenly split between rehearsals, skill-building workshops, and community building activities. Workshops will be chosen by the students after the registration deadline - July 26th, 2021.
WHO CAN ENROLL
Revelers ages 6-13 are eligible to enroll in our Revels Summer Workshop as actors. Revelers ages 14-18 are eligible to participate in our RAP program for the Revels Summer Workshop. All participants will perform The Canterbury Tales together, but certain rehearsals and workshops will be divided into age appropriate groups.
Revels Apprentice Program - is a program for young Revelers (suggested) ages 14-18. In an effort to teach a holistic approach to the performing arts, this program is designed to give young people an opportunity to learn what it takes to be a part of a tech or “backstage” crew in a Revels (or any) stage production. As part of the tech team, they will have the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals who are both experienced in tech theater and education. At the discretion of the director, a RAP student can take on an “actor-tech” role - a role in theater that utilizes the tech skills and performing skills. Students will be taught many areas of a tech position such as stage management, stagecraft (building and designing sets), lighting and design, costuming, etc. Young people interested in participating in the RAP must demonstrate an ability to take personal responsibility and are willing to listen and follow instructions. Public school community service hours can be awarded for this program.
To reduce the exposure to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of participants. You can reserve your space with the $50 non-refundable registration fee and pay in installments, or pay the tuition in full. Please email Johnny Nichols, Jr. for details.
Payments: Payment can be made by credit card or check (payable to Revels). Please contact Jen Sur, 617-972-8300 x31 (Mon-Thur 7-3) with any questions or to pay by phone.
Please mail any checks or invoices to
Revels Summer Workshop
80 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
FINANCIAL SUPPORT and DISCOUNTS
Community is an important pillar of The Revels mission. Our programs thrive because of the incredible community we serve and support us. Understanding that these times can present financial challenges, we are offering a host of tuition assistance and rebates for our students. If you have questions or want to learn more, or if you want to apply for a scholarship, please contact Johnny Nichols, Jr.
Tuition Assistance & Discounts:
Tuition Scholarships Available - contact Johnny Nichols, Jr.
10% Sibling Discount - discount reflected in the price of sibling registration
15% Referral Rebate - refund credited to registrant
10% Public Transit Rebate - discount option on registration form
15% Rebate for any student enrolled in Cambridge Public Schools or Watertown Public Schools
ExTRA CARE PROGRAM
For an additional fee, students may enroll in our ExTRA (Extended Time for Revels Actors) Care Program and be dropped off as early as 7:30am and picked up as late as 5:30pm. You can enroll students by the day, week, or for the entire program (2 weeks). Students enrolled in ExTRA will participate in a low-rigor, extracurricular program that includes daily craft time and games, etc. Tuition for ExTRA is below:
Per Day: $10
Per Week: $40
Full Program: $75
Per Week: $60
Full Program: $100
Revels Education has a no refund policy. Allowances will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the $50 registration/sanitation fee is non-refundable regardless of any allowances made for a refund. All funds will be returned in full should Revels cancels the Summer Workshop.
Registration Deadline: July 26, 2021