The State Family Holiday Party

Written and Directed by Adam J. Jefferis and Lee Margaret Hanson

“The focus of these programs is to empower students to develop their own creative voices and artistic expression, through improvisational  exercises, ensemble building, character development, and theatre games.”

The State family has been divided into four households, Happy, Sad, Afraid, Angry, and….Confused? Wait a minute, there’s only supposed to be four. Confused must choose  which State to be. With some help, the Confused State household invites the rest of the family to a holiday party. By hand delivering invitations, and creating a riddle for everyone to solve, they all come to the party and work together to find the solution. Now, with everyone there maybe Confused won’t have to be confused anymore.

The State Family Holiday Party features a cast of over 30 students, 12 company members, pop music, singing, and dancing. The students have undergone 10 weeks of class and rehearsals, taught by teaching artists within the company. The focus of these programs is to empower students to develop their own creative voices and artistic expression, through improvisational exercises, ensemble building, character development, and theatre games. This year the students have created their parts in the play, by exploring the 14 stock characters from the Commedia dell’Arte and through guided creative writing exercises.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Our Cast:

30 students

12 company members