Shakespeare Youth Festival LA 2018 – Los Angeles Drama Club

Illspoken: The People vs. William Shakespeare

What would happen if Shakespeare’s Top Villains colluded in a Class Action Law Suit against the Bard for Defamation of Character?

Ill-Spoken: The People vs. William Shakespeare is now in rehearsals with our Willful Minors – we are delighted that our players are part of the Development team of the Third of this award winning Trilogy by playwright Blaire Baron.

Like Unspoken and Outspoken, the dark comedy brings 10 unwieldy characters into modern day to participate in the undoing of the Canon so they may enjoy a more seemly and positive Legacy. (The evil that men do lives after them.) They feel they have been unwittingly slandered and an explosive discussion arises over “Free Will” – if you follow our drift.

Playwright: Blaire Baron
Directors: Julia Wyson, Anniwaa Buachie

Fais Do Do – 5253 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

REHEARSALS
Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
October 16 through December 11
January 8 through February 19
February 26 & March 5 – Extended hours (4:00 – 7:00)

ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS
Sunday, February 11
Sunday, February 18
Wednesday, February 28 – 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 7 – 4:00 to 8:00 pm

PERFORMANCES
March 10, 11
March 17, 18

Please take careful note of rehearsal/performance schedule. No performance conflicts are permitted. All rehearsal absences must be approved in advance.

King Lear

This will mark the first time LADC has tackled this monster – one of Shakespeare’s “Greatest Hits.” Lots of juicy and challenging characters for our teens to tackle.

Teachers: Blaire Baron, Julia Wyson, J. Bailey Burcham

Sacred Fools – 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038

REHEARSALS
Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
October 17 through December 12
January 9 through February 20
February 27 & March 6 – Extended hours (4:00 – 8:00)

ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS
Sunday, February 11
Sunday, February 18
Thursday, March 1 – 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 8 – 4:00 to 8:00 pm

PERFORMANCES
March 9, 10, 11
March 16, 17, 18

Please take careful note of rehearsal/performance schedule. No performance conflicts are permitted. All rehearsal absences must be approved in advance.

Julius Caesar

A first for LADC! We love discovering all the ways that a play like Julius Caesar can come alive and feel personal to a group of 21st Century kids – we’ll be exploring what this play has to say about ambition, art and culture, pride, manipulation, friendship, and more!

Teachers: Blaire Baron, Julia Wyson, Kila Packett

Fais Do Do – 5253 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

REHEARSALS
Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
October 14 through December 16
January 13 through February 17
(February 10 & 17 – Extended hours 11:00 – 3:00)

ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS
Wednesday, February 14 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm

PERFORMANCES
February 24 & 25
March 3 & 4

Please take careful note of rehearsal/performance schedule. No performance conflicts are permitted. All rehearsal absences must be approved in advance.

Timon of Athens

This was the first play LADC ever performed at Fais Do Do, and we are excited to re-visit, and give our Players a chance to take on a big challenge center stage – this rarely done play is very relevant for young actors, asking “What makes a true friend?” Lots of colorful characters, and some great party scenes!!

Teachers: Blaire Baron, Julia Wyson, Esdras Toussaint

Fais Do Do – 5253 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

REHEARSALS
Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
October 14 through December 16
January 13 through February 17
(February 10 & 17 – Extended hours 3:00 – 6:00)

ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS
Thursday, February 15 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 22 – 4:00 to 7:00 pm

PERFORMANCES
February 24 & 25
March 3 & 4

COST
$600.00
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!

Please take careful note of rehearsal/performance schedule. No performance conflicts are permitted. All rehearsal absences must be approved in advance.