Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf

GOSSAMER AUDITIONS!!!

When: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 4 - 8 p.m., by appointment *

(Callback auditions TBA)

Where: St. Bart’s Hall, Gibsons

What to expect: Individual auditions will take place within a 20 minute time block. Each actor will be asked to read a specific scene or “side” for each of their preferred characters. The pages for each of these scenes and all role descriptions may be found on both the Driftwood Theatre School and the Driftwood Players websites. Interested actors may contact DTS registrar, Sandi McGinnis, to receive a digital copy of the script.

What to bring: Actors should bring a completed audition form available here for Youths and here for Adults.

*To make an appointment for an audition or to receive a digital copy of “Gossamer” please contact Sandi McGinnis at: registrar.driftwoodts@gmail.com

 

GOSSAMER Role Descriptions

FROM THE HUMAN WORLD

The Woman: (60 plus) patient, insightful – provides foster home for John

John: a troubled young boy (7 – 10 yrs)

Young Woman (22 – 32) John’s mother, struggling, desperate

Toby: a very expressive dog (to be played by a very expressive child)
 

Dream figures (seen in shadow form only):

The Man: Duane, John’s abusive father

The Woman (as a young girl, in love with the Soldier)

The Soldier (leaving for war)

 

FROM THE DREAM-GIVER WORLD

Littlest One: (M or F) very young dream giver (6 –10 yrs.), new at the job

Fastidious: a prim, officious, elderly female*

Most Ancient: (M or F) the aged patriarch of The Heap, wise*

Thin Elderly: (M or F) gentle teacher for Littlest One*

Trooper & Dowager: (M or F) conscientious members of The Heap*

Six Dreamgivers: (M or F) part of the heap, speak and move as an ensemble but each one a distinct character.*

* Broad latitude is given to ages of actors applying for these roles
 

Audition sides for Gossamer

Humans
THE WOMAN: Scene 3 (pp17 – 19), Scene 12 (pp44 – 47)
YOUNG WOMAN (John’s mother): Scene 9 (pp37 – 38)
JOHN: Scene 6 (pp 29 – 30), Scene 8 (pp36 – 37), Scene 12 (pp44 – 47)
TOBY: Scene 3 (pp 17 – 19)

Dream-Givers
FASTIDIOUS: Scene 1 (pp 7 – 11)
LITTLEST ONE: Scene 1 (pp 7 – 11), Scene 13 (pp 47 – 50)
MOST ANCIENT: Scene 2 (pp13 – 17), Scene 15 (pp.52 – 54)
THIN ELDERLY: Scene 4 (pp22 – 26), Scene 16 (pp55 – 58)
TROOPER & DOWAGER: Scene 7 (pp 31 – 33)
THE HEAP (6 – 8 characters): Scene 2 (pp13 – 16), Scene 7 (pp 31 – 33)

Additional roles (Dream figures - physically expressive, but appearing in shadow form only)
JOHN’S FATHER, DUANE: (p 59)
YOUNG SOLDIER (non-speaking) (p60, 61)
THE WOMAN AS A YOUNG GIRL (non speaking) (p60,61)