Festival Programming Guide, June 17-27, 2021

 

Thursday June 17

10am-3:30pm  Theatre Workshops for Youth (Vermillion Public Library)

 

10-11am          Prepping for the Show (Ages 8-12), taught by Shekendra Morgan, Youth Room

Wonder where actors get all that energy to perform long shows on stage? How do they get ready for the curtain to rise? In this workshop, we will have fun and shake it out as we prep our voices and bodies for the day, with warm up techniques and quick theatre games that are used by all different levels of actors. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and have fun. Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement, and bring water to drink!

 

A Day In The Life; Using Improv To Tell A Story (Ages 13-18), taught by Austin Vetter, Kozak Room

In this workshop, students will learn about long-form improvisation. We will be playing a simple and fun game called “A Day In The Life.” Students will learn how to tell a story with a non-linear timeline and interacting with multiple characters. The goal of this workshop is to show the students that all you need to create a story is a little cooperation and trusting your instincts.

 

11am-1pm       lunch break (Free Lunch for students 18 & under @ Jolley Elementary)

 

1:15-2:15pm   Elizabethan/Jacobean Hats (Ages 8-12), taught by Cassie Hoppas & Brittney Lewis, Youth Room

In this workshop, participants will use scrap fabric, cardboard, hot glue, and remnant notions to create tall brimmed hats that were popular in the Elizabethan and Jacobean period.

 

The 14 Types of People--According to Shakespeare (Ages 13-18), taught by Shekendra Morgan, Kozak Room

If you've been to SDSF performances before you know there are very specific kinds of characters that populate Shakespeare's plays, including the lovers and the fool. But what makes these characters so iconic and easy to replicate in entertainment today? In this workshop we will learn about the 14 main archetypes that Shakespeare uses in his plays by identifying these characters within our summer production Twelfth Night or What You Will and then compare them to modern movies and TV shows to see just how well they hold up. Is Jeff Winger from Community more of a "Big Lunk" or a "Flawed Ruler"? Where does Lafou fall amongst the various comedic characters? 

 

2:30-3:30pm    A Day In The Life; Using Improv To Tell A Story (Ages 8-12), taught by Austin Vetter, Kozak Room

In this workshop, students will learn about long-form improvisation. We will be playing a simple and fun game called “A Day In The Life.” Students will learn how to tell a story with a non-linear timeline and interacting with multiple characters. The goal of this workshop is to show the students that all you need to create a story is a little cooperation and trusting your instincts.

 

Elizabethan/Jacobean Hats (Ages 13-18), taught by Cassie Hoppas & Brittney Lewis, Youth Room

In this workshop, participants will use scrap fabric, cardboard, hot glue, and remnant notions to create tall brimmed hats that were popular in the Elizabethan and Jacobean period.

 

6pm     Pre-show music: “The Queen’s Pleasure” & vending (Prentis Park)

7pm     Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Prentis Park)

Workshops are FREE but require advance registration, and will be capped at 15 students per session. Sign-up online with the Vermillion Public Library:  http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program/workshops/

 

Friday June 18

12pm     Folk Music performance: Paul Imholte (National Music Museum, Janet Wanzek Performance Hall)

Folk music performer Paul Imholte will entertain guests with a music program that begins in the Renaissance era and moves up through history. Imholte, from Minnesota, sings and performs on nearly a dozen folk instruments including his featured instrument, the hammered dulcimer. Originating in Persia, the hammered dulcimer was brought to Europe around 1000 AD, and by 1600 was firmly established in the court of King James of England. It is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking light hammers on strings. Other instruments found in his one-man show are the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, viola, and cello.

 

6pm     Folk music performance: Paul Imholte

               Sponsored by the National Music Museum

               (Prentis Park) & vending

7pm     Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Prentis Park)

 

Saturday June 19

3pm     USD College of Arts and Sciences Scholars in Conversation (Prentis Park)

Separated and lost siblings provide the foundation for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, but this comedy quickly adds more confusions and mistaken identities. The mixed-up, topsy-turvy world of the play has everything from festive joy to exaggerated mourning. Enhance your viewing experience of Twelfth Night by joining a group of scholars for a conversation about the author, the play, the historical context, and other productions. All you need is a picnic blanket or lawn chair and your curiosity for this lively, free event.

6pm     Pre-show music: “The Queen’s Pleasure” & vending (Prentis Park)

7pm     Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Prentis Park)

 

Sunday June 20

6pm     Arts Community Meet & Greet

co-sponsored by the Vermillion Cultural Association (Prentis Park)

     Pre-show music: “The Queen’s Pleasure” & vending (Prentis Park)

7pm     Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Prentis Park)

 

 

Thurs June 24-Sun June 27

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, video stream

                      

All programs are Free Will donation, and open to the public.

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