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CFRT Virtual EduTAINMENT Classes

Parents, are your kids stuck at home with no creative outlet? Are you working from home and need an hour to yourself to sit down and work? We have the solution for you– CFRT is so excited to launch our VIRTUAL EDUTAINMENT courses!

This week-to-week online program allows students in grades K-5 to take hour-long courses every weekday in Art, PE, Music and more led by CFRT Education staff! These classes will engage the students while enriching their at-home learning experience and supplementing subjects that aren’t being taught during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Students will be broken into two groups – grades K-2 and grades 3-5 – and will participate in virtual classes that will engage participants creativity while encouraging adaptability and problem-solving. And we’ll have fun while we’re at it!

Here is the CFRT Virtual EduTAINMENT Class Schedule:

Grades K-2: 9:00-10:00am
Grades 3-5: 10:15-11:15am

Monday: Music
Tuesday: Interactive Story Telling
Wednesday: PE
Thursday: Theatre/Story Telling
Friday: Art

CFRT Virtual EduTAINMENT Classes for Middle Schoolers

Join us for a week-long introduction to playwriting! Learn how to create a story arc with developed characters, setting, and conflict to create a short play. At the end of the week, students will do a reading of the piece they collaboratively wrote. Students who sign up for the one-month playwriting course will write a one-act play and will be able to workshop it with industry professionals and guest artists.

Grades 6-8: 11:30-12:30pm
Monday-Friday: Playwriting

Taught by Ashley Owen (K-2) and Marc de la Concha (3-5, 6-8)

Marc de la Concha is the Director of Education at CFRT. He is originally from Schenectady, NY and holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. Prior to coming to CFRT, He spent a number of years working as an Actor, Director and Educator both Nationally and Internationally. Offstage, Marc has created and implemented a variety of Drama Programs and Summer Camps for schools and theatres. He has worked with a wide variety of students ranging from Elementary School up to the University level and beyond. Onstage, Marc is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and has performed in National Tours of The Drowsy Chaperone, Peter Pan and Discover Theater: Featuring Disney’s Cinderella and Disney’s The Jungle Book. Marc was most recently seen onstage as Donkey in CFRT’s production of Shrek.

Ashley Nicholl Owen is the Marketing Director at CFRT and a Fayetteville, NC native. Having grown up with a mother who is a teacher-turned-principal, education has been a fundamental part of her life for as long as she can remember. After graduating in 2016 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A in Dramatic Art, she worked in Wake County Public Schools remediating Kindergarten and 1st grade students who needed additional support. She has worked closely with the CFRT education department for the last three years and many summer campers will recognize her as the “Big Boss.”

CFRT Virtual EduTAINMENT Schedule:
Week 1- March 30-April 3
Week 2- April 6-10
Week 3- April 20-24
Week 4- April 27-May 1
Please note that there is a break from April 13-17 to allow students to participate in our Virtual Spring Break Boot Camp. 
Students can enroll on a week-to-week basis. Cost is $30/student. Four weeks is $100/student (a 20% savings!)

Shrek: The Musical

 

Ages 6-14 | April 13-17, 2020 | 9:00-3:00 | $150

School is out, fun is in! Campers will head to the swamp and learn songs and scenes from Shrek: The Musical

Directed by MARC DE LA CONCHA (Donkey in CFRT’s Shrek!)

Scholarships Available

Scholarship opportunities provided by Elaine M. and Johnny L. Bryant Family Foundation and Dr. Richard S. Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21 at midnight. 

Click Here To Apply Now!

Registration for our VIRTUAL Spring Passport Series for Military Children opens on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 AM!

VIRTUAL PASSPORT PLAYWRITING SERIES

In this interactive and creative virtual classroom, students will use Zoom Meetings to engage in an introduction to theater and playwriting that runs for eight weeks ending in a virtual final performance for their family on the last class day. Your child will learn how to create an original story while using their imagination and gaining self-confidence along the way! Thanks to the generosity of The North Carolina Arts Council and The Rea Charitable Trust, we are bringing these FREE online theater classes to military children and families of Fort Bragg, N.C.

LOCATION – From the comfort of your own home!
**Students will need to have a computer, tablet, or smart-phone and access to Zoom to connect to our virtual classroom.**

For more information, contact outreach@cfrt.org!

Passport for Kids – Playwriting!
Adventure awaits! In this class, students will learn the basics of storytelling and character development! Additionally, students will enter the dynamic world of Superheroes and Villains, and work together to create a “Power”-ful tale of their own!
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: April 7 – May 26, 2020
Days: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Kids – Playwriting! 
Adventure awaits! In this class, students will learn the basics of storytelling and character development! Additionally, students will enter the dynamic world of Superheroes and Villains, and work together to create a “Power”-ful tale of their own!
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: April 9 – May 28, 2020
Days: Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Middles- Playwriting!
The Adventure continues! In this class, students will focus on developing strong storytelling skills and creating bold, unique characters. Additionally, students will enter the dynamic world of Superheroes and Villains, and work together to create a “Power”-ful tale of their own!
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: April 7 – May 26, 2020
Days: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Middles- Playwriting!
The Adventure continues! In this class, students will focus on developing strong storytelling skills and creating bold, unique characters. Additionally, students will enter the dynamic world of Superheroes and Villains, and work together to create a “Power”-ful tale of their own!
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: April 9 – May 28, 2020
Days: Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: Free

Use the links below to register for Spring Passport Classes:

 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, ACT FAST rehearsals will move to an online platform until March 30. If you are enrolled in the program, you will be receiving details via email soon!

CFRT is proud to announce ACT FAST! A performance group for Military, Military Spouses and Military Affiliated people.

Who: A company of 20-25 performers who will engage in an 8-week rehearsal process.

What: The company will rehearse and present Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind – a 60 minute show comprised of 30 short plays. This all military or military adjacent company will rehearse this show, working through acting fundamentals in an approachable, fun atmosphere. At the end of the 8 weeks, there will be two weekends of public performances. These performances will take place in a bar or converted industrial space to allow for post-performance mingling and celebration!

When:
– Rehearsals: Sunday, March 8 – April 26 from 6-7:30pm at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 (Show time- 8pm) at Dirtbag Ales

Why: A fun performance experience where we can introduce the military community to CFRT and our philosophy that you have “permission to play” while you are with us. All levels and experiences are welcome! The only requirement is a desire to “say yes” and have fun!

For more information, contact outreach@cfrt.org!

Directed by Nicki Hart & Matthew Jackson

Nicki Hart is a twenty-year active duty retired military spouse and a proud veteran of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s stage. She was last seen in CFRT’s production of MAMMA MIA! as Rosie. She is origianlly from Indiana and moved to Fort Bragg, NC in 2000 where her husband went through the Special Forces Selection course and was tabbed as a Green Beret in 7th SFG in 2004. She started performing professionally at CFRT under the direction and guidance of originating artistic director and theatre founder Bo Thorp in 2005 and is still performing and teaching studio classes with CFRT today. From there, she has performed in countless performances not just locally, but regionally. She has directed soldiers and Green Berets in a number of military films used on Fort Bragg for the JFK Special Warfare Center and School in their mandatory training and ethics films that are currently being used across the country and on other military installations to teach and mold our soldiers in their unified work to be the most highly trained soldiers in the world. Playwright Mike Wiley interviewed her and wrote about her experiences as a military spouse during the war in Afghanistan in his play that was world-premiered at CFRT called Downrange: Voices From the Homefront that also included the war and deployment stories of many other military spouses. Giving a voice to the military community through art and theatre has been a sought-after endeavor for Nicki throughout her life as a military spouse and in her career as an actress. She will continue to fight the good fight until everybody comes home.

Matthew Stuart Jackson is an actor, writer, standup comedian, and voiceover artist. He has recently become a resident of Fayetteville, having moved here from NYC. Since moving here, he has performed in CFRT’s After Dark production of The Santaland Diaries and has taught several classes at CFRT and Fort Bragg. While living in South Africa many moons ago, he taught drama classes at many underprivileged schools that didn’t have a budget for arts programming. He also founded an improv troupe called Naturally Caffeinated, and they are still performing every other Thursday. Matthew loves: Cheese, Harry Potter, Barenaked Ladies, and any movie made by Christopher Nolan. Matthew hates: Wet socks, fish, hiccups, and scratched DVDs.

This program is supported by The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County through a grant provided by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Military and Veterans Healing Arts Initiative

 

SUMMER CAMP AT CFRT

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE- FRI. APRIL 17!

Click here to book now & save $25.

KIDS ROCK THE WORLD

 

Ages 6-9 | 9:00-3:00 | $200 | Early Bird Rate- $175

When the school loses the funding for their arts program, the Kids put on the best rock show ever!

Session 1- July 20-25, 2020
Directed by BRANDON SANTORO

Session 2- August 3-8, 2020
Directed by NICKI HART

FROZEN JR.

 

Ages 10-14 | 9:00-3:00 | $350 | Early Bird Rate- $325

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Directed by MARC DE LA CONCHA (Donkey in CFRT’s Shrek!)

Session 1- June 8-20, 2020
Session 2- July 6-18, 2020

XANADU

 

Ages 15-19 | 6:00-10:00 | $350 | Early Bird Rate- $325

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Directed by MARC DE LA CONCHA (Donkey in CFRT’s Shrek!)

August 3-22, 2020

Cancellation Policy: A $50 cancellation fee until the Friday prior to each camp session. $25 fee on all returned checks.

Discounts: 10% Discount for each child in same family/any camp. No refunds or credits once camp session has begun. 10% discount for active duty military families.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Apply today for financial support to attend any of our Summer Camp programs!

Scholarships are need based. Other factors, such as the child’s desire to participate in theatre, previous theatre experience and siblings who might have special needs are strongly weighed. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. In order to serve the greatest number of applicants, awards are often partial- either 50% to 75%. If you apply there is likely to be some financial requirement from $50 upwards. Please submit one application per camper

The application window for Summer 2020 has not yet opened. 

Questions? Please contact education@CFRT.org 

Scholarship opportunities provided by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

All of our 2019-2020 Day Camps have taken place. Please check back in the summer for our 2020-2021 offerings! 

CFRT’s Studio offers day camps that correspond with Cumberland County school holidays! Your child will enjoy a day of activities and enrichment for only $40, and you don’t have to miss work.

Scholarships Available

Scholarship opportunities provided by Elaine M. and Johnny L. Bryant Family Foundation and Dr. Richard S. Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered.

Scholarship opportunities for this year has passed. Scholarships for 2020-2021 school year will be announced soon. 

Click Here To Apply Now!

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Winter Studio classes will be postponed until March 30. If you are registered for a class, you will be notified via email about the next steps soon!

The Studio @ CFRT

The Studio at CFRT provides a safe, positive, and fun environment in which talented young performers can develop and hone their skills. Our sessions last for seven weeks, with a Final Presentation for friends and family during the last class. Classes are taught by theatre professionals and local teaching artists. Military, Multi-Class and sibling discounts are available.

Classes run February 3 – March 30

There will be no Monday classes on February 17 or March 16 due to school closures.

Mini Studio
– Monday, 3:15-4:15pm
Taught by Malissa Borden
A fun introduction to creative drama. Your child will learn theater vocabulary, play engaging games, and learn the basic techniques of singing and dancing.
– Ages: 4-6 | $100.00

Acting Studio 1
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am
Taught by Nicki Hart
This class gives your child the opportunity to explore creative drama through character development, movement and improvisation.
– Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Studio 1
– Section A – Monday, 4:30-6:00pm (Ages 7-8)
Taught by Raqi Barnett
– Section B – Monday, 4:30-6:00pm (Ages 9-10)
Taught by Amber Dawn French
This class gives your child the opportunity to explore creative drama through character development, movement and improvisation.
– Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Acting Studio 2
– Saturday, 10:00-11:30am
Taught by Matthew Jackson
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger scene work.
– Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Studio 2
Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Taught by Marc de la Concha
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger musical theatre scene work.
– Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Improv Studio 2
– Saturday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Taught by Matthew Jackson
Learn the fundamentals of improv technique in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.
– Ages 11-14 | $150.00

STUDIO ONE-ON-ONES

Need to practice for a big audition? Want more theatre in your life without the pressure of a big class? Contact us at education@cfrt.org to learn more about our private lessons in acting, creative dramatics, writing, and more.

Age: 4+

Cost: $30/30-minute session (limited availability); $55/60-minute session (limited availability)

Cancellation Policy: A $25 cancellation fee until the Friday prior to the semester. $25 fee on all returned checks.

Discounts: 10% Discount for each child in same family/any class. No refunds or credits once semester has begun. 10% discount for active duty military families.

The Art Students Want – The Education They Need

“Curious Incident” Book Club

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our “Curious Incident” book club with Seventy-First Classical Middle School will move to a digital platform. All students will be contacted via email soon! 

STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES

Shrek: The Musical– 12, 13, 19, and 20 @ 10am — BOOK TODAY !
(Rating: PG)

Murder for Two– March 18 @ 10am
(Rating: PG-13)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time– April 21, 22, 23 @ 10am
(Rating: PG-13 for language)

Tickets start a $10 + tax per student and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket. Educators can make their reservations by emailing Michael Houck at groups@cfrt.org.

CLASSIC THEATRE SERIES

CFRT’s Classic Theatre Series offers every 11th English student in Cumberland County an opportunity to see a show at the theatre free of charge!
Whether students see a production by William Shakespeare or a piece of classic American Literature, they leave the theatre with new perspectives and understandings about what they have just read in class and seen performed live onstage.

Upcoming Productions:
Spring 2020: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

 “They may never witness the beauty of live theatre without this opportunity, and it shows how powerful literature can be when the words come to life on stage. They can ‘see’ the conflicts and the fact that these are the same issues people are facing today.”

CFRTeens TOURING ENSEMBLE

CFRTeen Tour: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairytale (Grades K-5)

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That’s the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the “stepsister’s” perspective. With a fairy godfather and other delightful twists to the original story, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect.

Tour Dates available: March 9th-13th and 16th-20th, 2020

Maximums 500 Students, 60-70 Minutes
Technical Requirements: Performance Space – either a dedicated stage space or an empty gym
1 performance – $450

Email education@cfrt.org to book today!

ARTISTS ON THE GO!

CFRT artists bring 45-60 minute presentations exploring the themes of select shows in our season, incorporating state standards, literacy, and communication skills.
$250 in classrooms OR $400 in auditorium ($600 for two)

CFRT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) began as a community theatre of enthusiastic thespians 58 years ago and has grown into one of North Carolina’s premiere professional theatre companies. Over the last several seasons, CFRT has received critical acclaim on the national level for its outstanding productions and been awarded numerous local and national grants, including the prestigious Shubert Foundation, for its progressive artistic vision and outreach efforts.

ABOUT CFRT’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

CFRT’s Internship Program offers internships which are designed to give high school students from Fayetteville and its surrounding areas a serious and intensive experience in the field of technical theatre. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, committed, and willing to learn a vast set of theatrical skills. Primary internship activities include practical experience with and classes on sound, lighting, set, properties, running crew, and stage management. Additional opportunities are also available in such departments as Education and Outreach, Marketing, and Office Management.

In CFRT’s Internship Program, you will discover within yourself new talents; engage in hands-on training with professional artists not only from Fayetteville and the surrounding region, but also New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago; and receive professional training ahead of your peers.

WHY IS AN INTERNSHIP IMPORTANT?

Internships are an extremely valuable experience that you can include on any college application or professional resume. Internships inform your professional and academic communities that you are dedicated and willing to devote extra time to learning and perfecting your craft.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Qualified applicants should be current high school or college students or recent graduates who possess a strong desire to continue their focus in professional theatre.

Interns will be required to attend enrichment sessions and work nights that focus on various departments of the theatre throughout the season. These sessions are mandatory to the program. Second and Third Year interns are still required to attend these sessions, during which their skill set will only expand and they may be called upon to assist in demonstrations.

CFRT’s 2019-2020 season will include 6 mainstage productions. Interns are required to complete production assignments on 3 of the 6 productions but are encouraged to work on as many productions as possible to fully maximize the learning experience. An intern may not miss more than two consecutive productions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Internship Orientation: August 2019 Dates TBD

Internship Dates: August 2019 – June 2020

Enrichment Sessions and Work Evenings will be held on Mondays, and Production Assignment dates and times are TBD; these assignments will be scheduled at the start of the season.

To apply, please download and return the Internship Application. For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact education@cfrt.org.