Summer Shakes!

Summer Shakes!

Performances: August 12-14
Auditions: May 16 & 18
Rehearsals Begin: June 6

Part class, part production, this new offering to the Deegan Children’s Theatre at the SCT Playhouse Summer Program is an opportunity for teens to dive headfirst into the world of history’s greatest playwright:  William Shakespeare.  Led by MFA Director Cara Gerlock, participants will be led through advanced voice, character, and movement work, and the basics of armed stage combat focusing on rapier technique.  The Summer Shakes Project will culminate in both indoor and outdoor performances of scenes and monologues at the end of the summer.



The Company:

Darrian Adkins
Lauren Boyd
Katie Halverson
Tori Hampson
Ethan Johnson
Kaitlyn Meylor
Sarah Nehring
Erick Phillips
Cole Reiman
Rachel Sather
Nick Sundblad

Please read the following info!

  •  THANK YOU to all who auditioned!  I’m so excited to start this project!
  •  Our first rehearsal will be Monday, June 6 (3:30- 5:30 p.m.)
  •  Monologues and scenes will be assigned mid-June, after we’ve had some time to work on the fundamentals of Shakespeare
  •  Because learning swordplay is a cumulative process, we will begin working on that right away!  For this purpose, please wear clothes in which you can comfortably move, and close-toed shoes (it’s hard to swordplay in flip flops!)
Our Address:
  PO Box 1225
518 1st Ave E
Spencer, IA
Hours of Operation:
Business Offices Tue. to Fri. 10 am to 5 pm
Box Office Hours (when open) Tue. to Fri. 11 am to 5:30 pm
       Saturdays of Performances 11 am to 2 pm
       One Hour Prior to Curtain Times
Costume Shop: Tues and Thurs 11 am to 6 pm

SCT Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Spencer Community Theatre is a magical place where performers, patrons, and volunteers are transformed by the creative experience. SCT encourages multi-generational and diverse participation in the artistic process. We are inspired by your past, proud of our present, and anticipate our future as a vibrant pillar of the cultural life of our community.

Mission Statement
Spencer Community Theatre serves as an instrument for community enrichment and education by offering the public the most fulfilling live theatre experience possible.

Spencer Community Theatre's programs are made possible in part by grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Leadership Partners, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the National Endowment for the Arts, Renaissance Initiative Grant, Clay County Community Foundation, the Basil and Mildred Deegan Children's Theatre Endowment, and the Dvergsten Family Foundation. 



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