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SUMMER 2022

Experience an exciting fast track from page to stage! Develop confidence in storytelling, character creation and gain an understanding of theater fundamentals while having fun in a safe and creative environment. See the learned skills put into action during an end of the week performance, open to family and friends.

Please note, all class participants must provide emergency contact information, be dropped off and picked up only by approved and prior advised guardian/parent and adhere to health and safety policies on a rolling basis (please expect details via registration confirmation). 

Financial assistance available for all classes, productions and workshops.

Play in a Week Camps run Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Class Title Day Times Fee
Percy Jackson July 11 - 15 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

Percy, Grover, and Annabeth must protect Camp Halfblood from the clutches of Kronos ….but they can’t do it alone. Unlikely forced join to defeat the corrupt titan.

Ages: 10 – 14
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

Class Title Day Times Fee
Green Eggs and Ham July 18 - 22 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

Sam I Am is at it again! The beloved book that has helped generations learn to read is brought to life by our youngest performers.

Ages: 5 – 6
Level: Pre-Beginner

Instructor: Emma Hendricks

Horton Hears a Who July 18 - 22 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $200 Register

The existence of the Jungle of Nool is in peril, and Horton the elephant is the only one that can hear their pleas for help….can he convince others to help too?

Ages: 10 – 12
Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

Class Title Day Times Fee
Ginny in Gryffindor Tower July 25 - 29 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

Hogwarts can be a maze to those who walk its halls, so when first year Ginny Weasley and her friends get lost, they rely on the help of students and portraits to get them safely to Gryffindor Tower.

Ages: 7 – 9
Level: Beginning

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

Diagon Alley July 25 - 29 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $200 Register

CLASS FULL

Harry and Ron meet all sorts of people and have all types of adventures as they school shop at Diagon Alley!

Ages: 10 – 12
Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Emma Hendricks

Class Title Day Times Fee
Bruno August 1 - 5 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

We don’t talk about Bruno! But….why? Students will showcase why Bruno induces such strong reactions from the Madrigal family, in fun and creative ways

Ages: 7 -9
Level: Beginner

Instructor: Kearney Jordan

The Madrigals August 1 - 5 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $200 Register

CLASS FULL

The magical Madrigal clan comes to life in a fun and vibrant celebration of song, culture, and creativity

Ages: 10 – 12
Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

Class Title Day Times Fee
Willy Wonka August 8 - 12 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

Our youngest performers will explore the curious and quirkiest of Dahl’s characters, the Oompa Loompas as they explore the day in the life of a chocolate factory.

Ages: 4 – 5
Level: Pre-Beginner

Instructor: Kearney Jordan

Matilda August 8 - 12 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $200 Register

Nothing in this world can stop the spunky and tenacious Matilda Wormwood….but that doesn’t stop the terrifying Miss Trunchbull from trying!

Ages: 10 – 12
Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

Class Title Day Times Fee
Kiki's Delivery Service August 15 - 19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $150 Register

CLASS FULL

Students will enter the charming world of the beloved Studio Ghibli character. Join Kiki, Gigi, and Tombo as they celebrate a special day at the bakery.

Ages: 7 – 12
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Instructor: Kearney Jordan

Howl's Moving Castle August 15 - 19 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $200 Register

CLASS FULL

What is life like in a magical, moving castle? Students will explore the journeys of Sophie, Howl, Calcifer and more in this epic tale.

Ages: 10 – 15
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Instructor: Karlin Kahler

ABOUT THE SHOW

She Kills Monsters
Ages 15 – 22

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death Agnes resolves a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was well-known Dungeons and Dragons player. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious young sibling, Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck to help her understand and grieve Tilly. Chock-full of elves, fairies and ogres, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance.

This course features training in stage combat and puppetry, with opportunities for students to be involved in a full production experience with sets, special effects, sound, and lights.

By Qui Nguyen

Directed by Kearney Jordan

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage
July 28 – 31
(Thursday – Sunday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 2:00PM)

AUDITION

Tuesday, May 24 — 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25 — 5:00 PM
Each audition window is two hours

AUDITION LOCATION

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre
1020 N Howard St
Spokane WA 99201

REHEARSALS 

June 27 – July 21, Monday – Friday 4:00-10:00pm

  • Not all called everyday
  • Rehearsals broken into stage combat, blocking, puppeteering, etc.
  • July 4th off

NOTES

  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script, light stage combat and improv activities.
  • Ages 15 – 22
  • Tuition: $200, No payment due until after casting
  • Financial assistance available for all cast members
  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles.
  • Audition registration required — form.jotform.com/spokanecivictheatre/she-kills-monsters-audition-form
  • Questions? Please email academy@spokanecivictheatre.com

ROLES

NARRATOR
Describes the events going on in the story and gives background description of the reason behind the story and the characters. The narrator is described as sounding like Cate Blanchett from The Lord of the Rings.

TILLIUS THE PALADIN (TILLY EVANS)
A nerdy, tomboy and closeted lesbian in real life who is obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons. In the world of D&D, she’s a level 20 Paladin: spunky, powerful, agile and brings a young energy and fresh spirit. Tilly dies at the very start of the show; the character that shows up in the play is a creation of Agnes’s imagination.

AGNES EVANS
Tilly’s older sister. She is an average girl with no knowledge of D&D culture. Longs to learn more about her deceased sister. 

CHUCK
A dorky, outspoken but self-aware nerd who loves the “Grunge Rocker roadie” look and a D&D enthusiast.  He acts the Dungeon Master for the game Agnes plays.

MILES
Agnes’ boyfriend, not at all into “nerd culture”. He tries very hard to be supportive and present. Eventually, he joins in the D&D game playing alongside Agnes.

LILITH MORNINGSTAR (LILY)
D&D Character: Demon Queen. Tilly’s girlfriend, acts as her party’s muscle, sarcastic, serious and self-aware. In the real world, Lily is an average, modest teenager who hasn’t quite found her place in the world. 

KALIOPE DARKWALKER (KELLY)
D&D Character: Dark Elf. Acts as the party’s master tracker, lock picker, problem solver, waywatcher and navigator. In real life she has cerebral palsy, using forearm crutches to help her. Ronnie’s younger sister.

ORCUS (RONNIE)
D&D Character: Red Demon. Former Overlord of the Underworld and current couch potato.  If there’s a lost soul, he’ll either have it or at least know where it is. He’s the comedic relief of the party. In the real world Ronnie is a normal sloppy teenager. Kelly’s older brother.

VERA
D&D Character: The beholder, a ferocious single eyeballed monster with sharp teeth. Agnes’s best friend and coworker. Very down to earth and no nonsense.

STEVE
D&D Character: Mage. Adventurer supreme. He is dorky both worlds.

FARRAH
D&D Character: Forest Faerie. Appears very young, adorable, but she’s an angry savage in a small package. 

EVIL GABBI and EVIL TINA
D&D Characters: Evil Succubus. Tilly’s vision of pure evil; the epitome of fake-nice preppy girl. In the real world, she appears as a normal cheerleader/dancer that tormented Tilly.

ENSEMBLE
Various D&D characters, monsters, and dragon puppeteers.