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Join us for Modesto Junior Colleges' inaugural Theatre Day. Theatre Day will introduce college-bound students to Modesto Junior College's Department of Theatre. The free event features a School of Art, Performance and The Humanities overview where students will learn about careers and auditioning. A production of our students' work, along with a pre-show discussion with the cast and company. Learn the steps to becoming a theatre major and turning that experience into a life in the arts. Spring 2022 students will get to experience 2 great workshops one in fight choreography and the other in improvisational acting. We have three fantastic guest artsits joining us from the Bay Area that will be hosting two workshops - Fight Choreography and Improv. After our morning workshops we'll be providing lunch and then we invite you to stay to watch MJC's production of The Play That Goes Wrong! directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. We can't wait to see you!
About our Guest Artists
Derek Yee and Benny Garcia,
BATS Improv, BATS Improv is a professional theatre company and an artistic community that cultivates and innovates the craft of improvised theatre through engaging, playful, creative performance and training. Founded in 1986, we are the most highly acclaimed and longest-running improvised theatre company and school in San Francisco and all of Northern California. BATS Improv is more than a theatre company and a school. We are a center for improvised theatre — an integrated universe of improv. We are a community of people who share our vision, who want to challenge themselves, have fun, and connect with others who feel the same way. www.improv.org
Dave Maier, Fight Choreographer - Dave is a Master Fight Director and Senior Instructor with Dueling Arts International. He’s a prolific fight director who has choreographed violence for over 300 professional and college productions. He is the resident fight director at San Francisco Opera, California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes) and Oakland Theatre Proj ect. He has taught combat related courses at Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, St. Mary’s College of California, Studio ACT, and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. His work has been seen at ACT, Berkeley Rep, SF Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Shotgun Players, and Cutting Ball Theatre, among others. He has been honored with several San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, Theatre Bay Area Awards and a Falstaff Award. www.davemaierfightdirector.com
Theatre Day Schedule:
8:15am Check In Begins
8:45am Welcome & Introduction to MJC
Tour of Department
9:45am Break head to first workshop
10:00am-11:25am Workshop 1
11:25am Break (10 minutes)
11:40am-1:05pm Workshop 2
1:05 - 1:50 pm Lunch
2:00pm The Play That Goes Wrong, MJC Little Theatre
3:30 Departure (approximate)
*This year we ask that only high school seniors and juniors enroll as space is limited
to 48 due to the workshops. If we get positive feedback, we may do another Theatre
Day in early May. 2 Chaperones from each school are invited by not required to attend.
Chaperones may not participate due to limited spots avilable, but they are more than
welcome to watch!
If you are unable to attend Theatre Day - Modesto Junior College's Arts Division will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 9th. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will lunch be provided?
Yes, we will be having The Sandwich Shop cater this event. There will be a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink provided.
May I bring my own lunch?
Of course, please bring any food or snacks you may need for the day.
Should I bring water?
Yes, please bring a water bottle for the day, as students will be moving around.
What should I wear?
Please wear moveable garments as students will be moving a lot for the Improv and Fight workshops.
Is there are fee/cost for this event?
No, this is a free event.
Where do I go?
Please report to the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the MJC East Campus located at 435 College Ave. There will be signage.
Where do I park?
You can park in LOT 104 or South Campus Way. There will be free parking for the day.
Will the cafeteria be open?
Unfortuanly food services will be closed as this event will be held during the weekend.
Do I have to stay the whole day?
No, if you can only stay for part of the day that is fine. We just ask please let us know as most of the groups will be working in pairs. Thank you!
If I have more questions is there someone I can talk to?
Yes, you can call the division office at 209.575.6081 and ask for Cassie or Jacquelin