Scholarship Fund Reaches Initial Threshold Goal

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and a matching donation from a magnanimous anonymous benefactor Pinewood Players Scholarship fund has reached the initial threshold to fund a $2000 scholarship this fall. Our Scholarship Committee is already reviewing some deserving candidates and will be making recommendations to the board.

Rich Dahl and his scholarship committee have done an incredible job of soliciting donations and qualified applicants. They are now in the second phase of their fund raising activity attempting to generate enough contributions to fund the second scholarship. If you have not yet made a donation to Pinewood Players this season, please consider designating your donation to the scholarship fund. Click here for more information on how to donate.

Opening Night Special Event

On Opening Night, June 9th we will celebrate a special ‘wedding reception’ following the play with a  wedding cake, a special ‘bubbly’ and a toast to the bridal couple and friends.  Special ‘wedding gifts’ (door prizes) will be also be awarded to lucky ticket holders that same evening. Get your tickets for opening night and join the wedding party festivities.

Volunteers Needed: Lighting & Sound

Lighting and Sound Operators: Volunteer Position – At least 3 individuals needed.  Pinewood Players is in need of Sound and Lighting operators for the 2017 season. Some experience with sound or lighting equipment is a plus but not a requirement. Pinewood Players will train interested candidates to operate the sound and lighting control boards for the 2017 plays. The positions involve operating the sound and lighting systems for technical run through,  dress rehearsals and live performances. Each candidate would likely be assigned to one play during the season (at least one technical run through, two dress rehearsals and six performances total, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinee on two consecutive weekends). Anyone interested in learning these skills and supporting our  2017 live theater performances by performing these very critical functions,  please contact Dan Slocum at kdslocum60@yahoo.com or call (480)415-8410.

College Scholarships Available

Last year, the Pinewood Players initiated a scholarship program designed to assist students who want to attend a college or university and study some form of theater arts.  Up to two scholarships of $2,000 each are being offered.

Scholarship awards are intended to aid students who have a close connection to Munds Park, maintain a high grade average, and demonstrate leadership qualities.  Young people who have participated in the Pinewood Drama Camps are encouraged to apply.  The expectation is that a scholarship recipient will pursue at least a minor in a theatre field such as acting, directing, music, dance, or technical fields such as lighting, sound, scene design and/or performing arts education.  They must enroll full time and participate in some way in college productions.  Recipients may attend any accredited two or four year college or university without regard to location.

Applications are now being accepted. The application form can be found and printed by clicking on Scholarship under the Drama Camp menu item on our website.  Applications are due by May 15.  They are also available by contacting  Rich Dahl at PO Box 18484, Munds Park, AZ 86017.

Last years’ recipients were Claire Haller and Mandy Tomkins.  Both had previously attended Drama Camp and are now in their first year of college level study. Decisions regarding recipients or our scholarships are made by the PWP Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors.

 

Drama Camp News

It’s the start of the 2017 season of the Pinewood Players Drama Camp. Drama Camp is a great opportunity for children to exercise their theatrical ambitions in a fun learning environment. In addition to performance rehearsals, campers will participate in creative drama activities meant to develop acting skills and an appreciation for and understanding of the theater craft. Kidz Kamp is the camp for younger children, ages 7 to 11. Teen Camp is the camp for older children from ages 12 to 18.

Kidz Kamp Ages 7 to 11: This year Kidz Kamp will be presenting the production Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway. This production is in the grand tradition of 42nd Street and the great Broadway musicals with songs from George M. Cohan. Kidz Kamp’s young thespians learn the basics of acting, singing, projecting, and memorization during the two weeks of camp. We have a seasoned Director in Lynn Rouyer and four camp counselors, as well as several adult supervisors, to work with the children. Tuition is $150 per camper. Performance tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online here, or at the box office. Enrollment in Kidz Kamp is limited to 25 campers. Kidz Kamp will run weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 on June 26th (arrive at 8:30 on Monday for registration and pictures) through July 9th, with performances on July 7th, 8th, and 9th. There will be no camp on Tuesday, the Fourth of July. We will have a makeup session on Saturday, July 1st, from 9:00 to 12:00.

Teen Camp Ages 12 to 18: The Teen Camp will be performing Totally Awesome 80s. This fun-filled tribute to the 1980s features nods to 80s teen movies and celebrities and a rockin’ score that captures the hit sounds of the decade. Remember big hair and eyeliner, MTV, Betamax and Atari, leg warmers and parachute pants? Like, for sure! Dale Nakagawa will be back as Director and Leslie Fields will be back as Music Director. Tuition is $175 per camper. Performance tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online here, or at the box office. Enrollment in Teen Camp is limited to 25 campers. The Teen Camp will run weekdays from 1:00 to 4:30 on June 26th through July 16th, with performances on July 14th, 15th, and 16th. Arrive early at 12:30 on Monday, June 26th for registration and pictures.

The 2017 Pinewood Players Drama Camp tuition fees include a Drama Camp T-shirt, a script and music CD, daily snacks, the cast party, and a performance DVD.

Note that there are two Registration forms; one for Kidz Kamp and one for Teen Camp. If you have multiple campers in one or both camps, you must fill out a Registration form and a Liability Release form for each camper. The forms are available here for download. Also, please note that participants in Drama Camp must have a Pinewood Players Member sponsor. The PWP Membership form is also available here for download.

Send the Registration form, Liability Release form, tuition check, PWP Membership form (if needed), and a photo of the camper(s) to:

Susan Liberty, Drama Camp Administrator, 8972 W Topeka Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

Or email to sliberty@yahoo.com
Phone: 623.341.9435