Tufts Children's Theatre...
encompasses Magic Circle Theater and Creative Arts in the summer,
and during the school year, Collins Players. All programs focus on
theater and improvisation, and strive to challenge and enhance each
child's creative powers. The programs are based on the idea that
every child has much to contribute to the creative process.
Magic Circle Theater...
is New England's oldest theater by and for children, in session
daily from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for six weeks, July 1-August 9, 2013.
The company consists of young actors currently in grades 6-9, meeting
each day to rehearse, construct scenery, create costumes, and perform.
The summer's activities climax during the 4th, 5th and 6th weeks with
public performances of three children's plays in repertory in the Balch
Magic Circle Theater emphasizes the importance of those backstage as
well as those onstage. Each student will appear onstage for one of the
three productions and will assume a technical or backstage role in the
others. Students will tackle a variety of technical positions, including
scenery, stage management, lighting, costumes, scenic painting, and house
management. Each day, the Magic Circle program is structured to include time
for workshops in acting, music, dance, production design and construction.
Partial registrations will not be accepted as students must plan on attending
the entire six-week program. Acceptance into Magic Circle is by audition.
Auditions will be held on January 26 & 27, 2013. Both returning and new
Magic Circle applicants are required to audition. Audition information will
be mailed upon receipt of application form. Deadline for Magic Circle applications
is January 18, 2013.
is a unique program that introduces younger children to the basic principles
of visual and performing arts in a non-competitive environment. Creative Arts
is for children currently in grades 2-5. The program meets each day from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
Creative Arts will meet in two three-week sessions, July 1-19 and July 22-August
The program will continue to offer a Before Care and After Care option at an extra cost
of $8.00 per hour beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. for both sessions.
(PLEASE NOTE: there will be no Before Care offered on the first day of Session 1, 7/1 and
no After Care offered on the last day of Session 2, 8/9.)
Through daily hands-on workshops in music, art, creative movement and creative drama,
each child will discover and strengthen his or her own powers of creative self-expression.
In addition, additional workshops are often scheduled combining the disciplines of
these four core workshops. An open-house performance for families and friends is
scheduled at the end of each three-week session.
A non-refundable $100 deposit per child is due with the application. This reserves
your child's space and is applied to tuition. The tuition covers all program charges
(including lunch) except Before and After Care. Parents will be billed for tuition
in April and payment is due in full by June 1, 2013. Returning Creative Arts participants
have an advance registration period before registrations will be accepted for new campers.
Thereafter, enrollment will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the
program is full. Deadline for Creative Arts applications is March 31, 2013.
TUITION: $1000 for Session 1 or Session 2/$1850 for the full season.
Tufts Children's Theater is offering one school year program
during the 2012-2013 academic year: Collins Players for children
in grades 7 through 12. This program will focus on improvisation
and strive to challenge and enhance each child's creative powers.
The program is based on the idea that every child/young adult has
much to contribute to the creative process. A six-month drama
program for young actors, Collins Players explores the fundamentals
of theater production with particular focus on improvisation, character
development, and stage movement. The program will work towards a
full-length production, to take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Admission to Collins Players is by audition, to be held on Wednesday,
October 3, 2012. Audition information and requirements will be
provided upon registration. Staffing for Collins Players is under
the direction of Dr. Luke Jorgensen, Artistic Director.
Staffing for the Tufts Children's Theater programs is under the direction of
Dr. Luke Jorgensen, Artistic Director of Magic Circle and Nicole Frattaroli,
Director of Creative Arts. In addition to a core staff of professional artists
and college undergraduate and graduate students, the programs feature guest artists
from the Boston arts community.
For a brochure/application form to these programs,
please email Joanne Barnett at
call the Balch Arena Theater at (617) 627-3493.