Summer Stage Young Acting Company

Become a member of the Summer Stage Young Acting Company to explore the fundamentals of theatre. Students will dive into character development, movement and breathe life into their roles in “She Kills Monsters.” A story full of 90s pop culture, “She Kills Monsters” is a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all! Students will get a headshot for future auditions and perform for family and friends right there at Capital Repertory Theatre!

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Program Details: 
Dates:  July 15 – Aug. 2 | M – F 
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Performances:  4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 | 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 | 6 p.m. Sunday, August 4 
Location: Lauren and Harold Iselin Studio Theatre at theREP 
Ages: 10-16 (no experience necessary)
Tuition: $850 (tuition assistance is available)

Do not let tuition be an obstacle. Assistance is available (whether you need a little or a lot). Proctors Collaborative has an ambitious scholarship program and encourages participation regardless of financial means.  Please contact us to review any needs or concerns.

Audition Information 

Dates: 12-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 & 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 4  
Location: Lauren and Harold Iselin Studio Theatre at theREP

In a world laden with homicidal fairies, rancid ogres and tons of 90s pop culture “She Kills Monsters” is a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. The Evans sisters were never very close, but after Tilly’s death, her older sister Agnes finds a notebook containing a game scenario that Tilly created. Grappling with her grief, and in an attempt to better understand her mysterious sister, Agnes plays Tilly’s game. After recruiting Dungeon Master Chuck, aka DM Biggs, Agnes meets Tilly’s D&D Party and in doing so ‘brings her sister back to life.’ Chock-full of supermodel elves, warrior women, and nasty ogres, “She Kills Monsters” is a killer tale of friendship, loss and acceptance.  

Please Note: This is not a musical but will contain some Hip-Hop movement/dancing. (No dance experience necessary) Also, theatre is a ‘team sport’ that builds from day to day, and thus, please do your utmost to be present every day of the program. 

At the audition:  Short excerpts from the play will be available for youth to read for different characters. If you sing or dance, please be prepared to showcase those skills. No experience necessary to audition. 

Hettie BarnhillHettie Barnhill is a filmmaker, director, choreographer and the founder of Create A Space NOW, an interactive social justice platform creating art to combat bias, racism and systemic oppression. Her film “A Love Letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle,” has been selected and awarded in multiple festivals-nationally and internationally-and honored by the California Senate with the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for “Using Film as a Vehicle For Community Engagement and Education.” Hettie also has been nominated for the New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography and has performed nationally and internationally on Broadway in the productions “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the in the original cast of both the Tony Award-winning “FELA!,” and the Tony Award-nominated “Leap Of Faith.” Other selected directing and choreography credits include “Conversations Embodied Nina Simone and James Baldwin,” “Woke-Ness In The Body & Freedom Dance Floors” and “Skin|Disordered” for Create A Space NOW.

 
She directed the Black Theater Troupe of Upstate New York’s “Skeleton Crew” at theRep in Albany, NY, “This Is Me” for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and “LGB” at the Missouri Theater in Columbia, MO. Her work extends to music videos with “Roll The Credits” for Danielle Ponder in Puerto Rico and international stages with “Now Look!” at La Mama Umbria International in Spoleto, Italy.
 
As an educator, Hettie has taught at several colleges and universities, sharing her love for dance and exploring how to create spaces where form and technique are being learned, perspective is being shared, culture is being experienced and history is being discussed. Currently teaching theater and dance at Union College, Hettie graduated from Columbia College Chicago and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a Performance Creation Concentration focusing on Art and Activism, from Goddard College. Using art as therapy, Hettie has received awards for her outreach and service in communities, including The NAACP’s “Top 21 Leaders 40 & Under Award.” In the fields of arts & culture, she was twice honored as a “Rising Star” by the Young & Powerful for Obama group, The Shirley Chisholm “Women Of Excellence.” Since 2006, Hettie has worked with A Long Walk Home Inc., a nonprofit organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to document, educate and bring about social change for survivors of rape and violence.
For full credits and more please go to HettieBarnhill.com