El Paso’s own KIDS-N-CO are gearing up for a busy Fall Season as registration for acting classes will continue September 16, and auditions for their upcoming show “Dolores” start September 17th.
Kids N Co. officials say, “Acting classes are a great way to get kids introduced to theater if they’re new, and if they already have acting experience, it’s a great way to hone and improve those skills.”
Taught by well-known theater director, actress and teacher Vanessa Keyser, classes are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through November 18, on the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Tuition is $180 and classes are geared toward kids ages 5-15.
Acting classes are taught based on experience and level, not age group. Through the use of monologues, duet scenes, and group scenes, teachers will work to build each student up to the next level based on their individual needs.
Each student will be required to memorize lines and participate in every class, so attendance is important.
At the end of the ten-week session, students will show what they learned during a showcase for parents and family with the pieces students learned.
As for their upcoming show, both adults and kids welcome to audition for KIDS-N-CO.’s bilingual production of “Dolores,” written by Lluvia Almanza & Orlando Rodriguez. Eurydice Saucedo directs the show.
Jose Luis is a young boy who lost his sister, Dolores, at a very young age. Although he has had the support of his parents, he has not really been able to cope with losing someone he loved so much.
As his family prepares to honor her on Dia de los Muertos, he bumps into an old friend, Juan. The thing is, Juan has been dead for quite some time now. With the help of Juan, Jose Luis embarks on an adventure to be able to see his sister again, but soon realizes that the world of the living and the world of the dead cannot exist together.
All ages encouraged to audition. Roles available range from 17-year-old Dolores, Mom, Dad, Security Guards, dead relatives and “La Catrina.”
Auditions will include cold readings from the script, and some improvisations. Auditions are at 6:30 p.m., September 17 and 18, on the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
Performances are October 20 – November 5.