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Company One Theatre Announces The BosTEEN Artist Series

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Company One Theatre Announces The BosTEEN Artist Series
(Photo: Lauren Miller)

Company One Theatre (C1) is excited to announce the launch of their revamped BosTEEN Artist Series. This six month series will introduce youth to theatrical career possibilities and foster a new generation of young theatre makers. BosTEEN is free and open to all individuals and youth organizations. To register, interested parties should contact Lauren Miller at lmiller@companyone.org.

From costume design to acting, teens will explore their creativity through hands on workshops led by theatre professionals and experience what goes into the artistic process. They will develop theatrical skills and conclude with a presentation of short plays written, directed, designed, and performed by the students.

The BosTEEN Artist Series was created during Season 15 as an opportunity for young, civic minded artists to engage with each other. While they have worked primarily with Hyde Square Task Force, Company One Theatre is excited to expand the series this season to include a wide range of youth organizations and individuals. The first workshop will focus on costume designing and be held midFebruary.

The BosTEEN Artist Series

Costume Design

Date: MidFebruary

Youth will learn about the stages of design from a professional costume designer and see the progression, from concept to creation, of the elaborate costumes worn in Company One and ArtsEmerson’s An Octoroon .

Directing

Date: End of March

Students will explore the directing process, shape their own scenes, and witness a one-on-one rehearsal for We’re Gonna Die with Artistic Director Shawn LaCount and actress Obehi Janice (Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best Actress” in 2014).

Acting

Date: Early May

Students will laugh, cry, and sing along with Obehi Janice in Company One’s one woman show We’re Gonna Die. Following the performance, Obehi will lead an acting workshop that will get them ready for the spotlight.

Scenic Design

Date: MidJuly

Have a passion for art? Students will put their artistic skills to work as they create their own set designs for a play. They will also get a sneak peek at the scenery for Company One’s The T Party.

About Company One Theatre

Dubbed Boston’s Best Fringe Theatre by Boston magazine, Company One Theatre is Boston’s theatre for the people. Founded in 1999, Company One’s mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through socially provocative performance and the development of civically engaged artists. Consistently recognized for their artistic excellence and for championing >>What’s Next in American Theatre, the company has been instrumental in bringing younger, diverse audiences to see and participate in socially relevant theatre. Their Stage One education programming uses theatre as a means toward liberated expression, self confidence, and cultural awareness, working in seven Boston public schools and offering a full year employment program for teens.