Les Femmes Fatales
…..dedicated to the women of the theatre
SCCT is proud to present the
2005 Apprentice Show
The Boal Barn Playhouse
About the Show
Tonight’s show offers a collection of short scenes, songs, and dances celebrating women in theater. Our intention is not to make any bold statement about the countless contributions made by the women of theater, but to demonstrate the broad talents of these young women–and to give them a chance to shine after all of their hard work. They decided on the pieces, gathered the costumes, and worked together as a team to craft each number. So after a summer spent doing what had to be done, tonight they offer their reward for all that work–a chance to get out of their paint clothes, put on something pretty, and have fun performing what they like!
Our apprentices this year were, in fact, mostly female, although we did have a returning male apprentice, Dan Landers-Nolan, who was fortunate enough to travel to Scotland with the State College High School Thespians over the last weeks of our program. Hence, most of tonight’s pieces feature fun and interesting female characters, with a few exceptions that we hope will amuse you.
I have spent the past 11 weeks with these talented young women and man, building sets, exploring the art of theater, and watching them grow friendships I know will last a lifetime. The apprentice program offers opportunities to learn theater arts by working directly on our SCCT summer season productions. Of course, that includes “theater maintenance” (fancy term for trash, recycling, and bathroom cleaning) and these kids did everything asked of them with enthusiasm, laughter, and a sense of responsibility. They should be proud of their stewardship of the Boal Barn this summer and of their many contributions to the summer season. I know I am.
Elaine C. Meder-Wilgus, 2005 Apprentice Coordinator
(and all technical staff)
Our 2005 Summer Season Apprentices