Things are heating up around here

gsby 1Winter acting classes are progressing toward exciting showcase performances, undeterred by snow and ice. Registrations arrive daily for Spring Acting Classes, the Hamlet Project Durham Introduction class and Summer Theatre Camps. For our outreach programs, this spring DFT is offering a satellite Actors & Playwrights class in partnership with Sandy Ridge Elementary School (For Sandy Ridge Elem. students only.)

AdamhelpOrlBehind the scenes the DFT board is meeting to review 5th year program and budget assessments, and making important decisions about our future. (That’s a teaser for exciting news to come) We welcome your involvement as we prepare for growth.

REGISTER today for SPRING ACTING CLASSES, INTRO to HAMLET PROJECT DURHAM, SANDY RIGDGE CLASS (SR students only) and SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS

If you have ideas, talents and skills to add to our development, please write DFT (PO Box 61894, Durham, NC 27715,) call (919-286-5717) or email, durhamfamilytheatre@gmail.com.

We would welcome hearing from you.

Warmly, Jenny Justice, artistic director

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Introducing Hamlet Project Durham

HP Spring 2015 Flier

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

squirrel crpDFT SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS ARE ONLY 4 MONTHS AWAY!

CLICK HERE & REGISTER TODAY – 5 Summer Theatre Camps – A Thousand Chances to Shine!

At DFT we LOVE June, July and August and look forward to summer each year; that’s when more than 100 young and teen actors converge on our Summer Theatre Camps at Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church in downtown Durham, NC to create exciting theatre for our summer audiences.

Natalie 3NEW THIS YEAR: We have added a “TECH THEATRE” track for children and teens who love putting on plays, but prefer to create from behind the scenes – TECH THEATRE includes opportunities to train as an assistant director, stage manager, Head of Props, Scenic Artist, lights and sound designer – JUST WRITE “TECH THEATRE” on the line beside your camp choice(s) on the registration form.

SUMMER WORK OPPORTUNITY: DFT is looking for a talented, experienced high school or college-aged Summer Theatre Camps Technical Director/Show Operator to set up our lights on the final Thursday afternoon or Friday morning of each 2-3 week camp, then run tech (lights & sound) for our dress rehearsal at noon on Friday and for two performances: Friday evening 7:00 pm and Saturday 1:00 pm. JOB DATES: June 25-27, 2015, July 23-25 & August 7 – 8 – PAY: $100 per job x 3 = $300.00 Contact Jenny Justice at durhamfamilytheatre@gmail.com or (919) 286-5717 for a full job description and to arrange an interview.

2 Full, 2 Chances Left

gswilCREATE SOMETHING GREAT WITH DFT THIS WINTER!

Durham Family Theatre Winter Acting Classes 2015 began with a bang this past Friday and Saturday with our classes full to the brim with enthusiastic, dedicated young actors. There are two more class sessions starting this week –

squirrel crpREGISTER TODAY for a CREATIVE WINTER with DFT!

TUESDAY, January 20, 2015 at TIME: 4:15 – 5:45 pm for Ages 9 – 12

WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2015 at TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm for Ages 12 – adults

ALL DFT CLASSES LOCATED AT: Auditorium of EK POWE Elementary School, 913 Ninth St., Durham, NC

COST: 8 weeks/$125.00 – SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

Where Are They Now?

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Korinn Annette Jefferies, Howard University

DFT TEEN – ADULT ACTING CLASSES start next Wednesday: SIGN UP TODAY and LIVE YOUR DREAMS

Since DFT is in our fifth year, some of our former students have graduated high school and are in their first years of colleges. I thought you would like to see what our old friends are doing in their new lives, so I reached out to some DFT Alums.

Today, I heard from Korinn Jefferies, the lovely singer/actress who performed the lead role of Brigid in last year’s DFT original musical, “Brigid Without a Story.”

Korinn writes: “DFT has really helped me become the talented actress I am today.”

WHERE KORINN IS TODAY
“Korinn Annette Jefferies is acting, singing, and dancing her way through college as a Musical Theatre Major at Howard University in Washington, DC. She serves on the North Carolina Club E-Board and is a member of the Performing Arts Organization, The Howard Players. Upon graduating, she would like to act on Broadway, eventually opening her own performing arts studio. Korinn would like to encourage young artists to never give up on their dreams and to always fight for what they believe in.”

Create Something Great

“Any day that I be part of creating something positive is a good day.” Jennifer Justice (Ms. Jenny,) DFT artistic director

THE WATSONSCreate Something Great at Durham Family Theatre This Year!

DFT Winter Acting Classes Begin the Week of January 12, 2015

 For children, teens and adults.

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Registration is easy on the DFT-Classes page.
I look forward to what we will create together!

Warmly, Ms. Jenny

The Gift of Creativity

4 in choirGifts are everywhere you look this time of year!

Audiences showered DFT’S November performances of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963″ with gifts of laughter, tears, cheers, applause and standing ovations.
HOT LIPSThe “Watsons” actors and backstage crew gave their talents generously to the show for every one of our six audiences. Friends and families of the cast donated talents, skills, time and sleep to costume and set creation. Thank you to everyone who contributed their gifts to the “Watsons.” Congratulations on our success!

Friends 4Families and friends are registering students for DFT winter & spring 2015 acting classes, knowing eyes will shine with excitement when the present is revealed. Give the gift of creativity. REGISTER for 8-week ACTING CLASSES today at the DFT CLASSES page.

 

interns 4Registration IS OPEN for DFT’S extremely popular SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS! REGISTER TODAY at the DFT THEATRE CAMPS page and wrap a truly creative gift for your creative child.

Wishing you safe and happy holidays. We’ll see you at the shows!

Jenny Justice, DFT artistic director