Off a Broken Road – Full Performance Class for Teens
Theatre Lab director Deb Gottesman will work with a cast of 12 teens to rehearse and perform a live virtual production of Stephen Spotswood’s full-length play Off a Broken Road. In addition to the existing script, which explores a post-apocalyptic world in which courage is a government-controlled commodity, students will have the opportunity to create and add new monologues reflecting their experiences of the tumultuous world in which we find ourselves living, and their own paths to finding the courage to move forward.
Online Class: Our fall youth semester will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
T/Th/S 10/24-12/12 T/Th 6:30-8:30 Sat 1-4pm No rehearsals Thanksgiving week
Performance December 12
Deb Gottesman is a founder and Co-Director of The Theatre Lab. She is also a professional actress who has performed frequently at Woolly Mammoth Theatre as well as at Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Theater Alliance, and with the Washington Shakespeare Company, among many others. She has directed more than thirty productions at The Theatre Lab, including Ragtime, Les Misérables, West Side Story, The Laramie Project, and My Soul Look Back and Wonder (which premiered at Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and is now the subject of a feature length documentary by Academy Award-nominated Producer and Director Nicole Boxer), as well as productions for Catholic University’s Musical Theatre Department and National Geographic. Deb received her M.F.A. from Catholic University and has taught drama at the Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth and American University. She is a 2003 recipient of the prestigious Linowes Leadership Award for her contributions to arts education. Along with Buzz Mauro, she has co-authored three books on applied acting, all published by Penguin Putnam.