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SUMMER WORKSHOP

The summer workshop is a month long summer intensive program that trains students the discipline and passion for theater and the other forms of the performing arts, in a fun and dynamic environment. The Courses offered: Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, and Music, in cooperation with the Yamaha School of Music. The workshop culminates with a recital of all courses at the Mother Rose Auditorium. April 8 – May 8, 2008


SUMMER LEAGUES FESTIVAL

The Summer Leagues Festival is an inter-school invitational arts festival that features a lecture and master class series from recognized local and international guest artists. It gives young aspiring actors and actresses the opportunity to work with the masters and known theater groups in the country, and to train under the people who have made it in the industry. Featuring a series of workshops and performances, with major gala performances to culminate the festival; professionals and semi-professionals are welcome to participate. May 2008


SUMMER STOCK : ROMEO & JULIET

Metta debuts its first full-length Shakespeare play, Romeo & Juliet; an early tragedy about two teenage “star-crossed lovers" whose "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their rival households. It is considered by many to be the world's most iconic love story with the use of dramatic structure, especially with the expansion of minor characters, and the use of subplots to embellish the story. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.

This production is open to members of school-based or community-based theater groups, individual artists, and aspiring and professional actors. Auditions are for performers 13 years of age and up.  May 2008.