Emerging Artists Company
“The Secret in the Wings”

In Emerging Artists Company, students will participate in a rigorous acting experience culminating in a full-scale production with a set, costumes, and professional lighting designed by local professionals. The show will be directed by our Education Director, Colin Peterson. The process is run like a professional production and is perfect for the student looking to grow and hone their acting skills.

Emerging Artists Company
“The Secret in the Wings”

In Emerging Artists Company, students will participate in a rigorous acting class that will build on past experience and current competencies to develop vocal technique, physical commitment, script analysis, and the actor’s imagination. Working with a script, the camp will culminate in a full-scale production with a set, costumes, and lighting designed and produced by local professionals. The show will be directed by our Education Director, Colin Peterson. The process is run like a professional production and is perfect for the student looking to grow and hone their acting skills.

Audition Date:
Saturday, April 13th
4:30pm – 9:30pm

Please contact Matthew Hayes Hunter, Drama School Manager, at mhunter@nashvillect.org for info about requirements and information about auditions.

Class enrollment is based on an audition.
Casting offers and registration information will be emailed following auditions.

Rehearsal Dates:
June 24th – June 28th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

June 29th
Saturday: 10am – 6pm

July 1st – 3rd
(No class July 4th & 5th)
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

July 8th – 12th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm

Free Before Care and After Care are available for all Emerging Artists Company students.
Before Care Opens at 7:30am
After Care Closes at 5:30pm

Tech Rehearsals:
Saturday, July 13th – 10am-8:30pm
Sunday, July 14th – 10am-8:30pm
Monday, July 15th – OFF
Tuesday, July 16th – 4pm-9:30pm
Wednesday, July 17th – 4pm-9:30pm
Thursday, July 18th – 4pm-9:30pm

(No absences, late arrivals, or early pickups will be permitted for Tech Rehearsals and Performances)

Performances:
July 19th at 7pm (4pm Call Time)
July 20th at 7pm (1:30pm Call Time – Photo Call before show)
July 21st at 2pm (12:15pm Call Time)

NEW THIS YEAR: For one hour following the closing performance, ALL STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH STRIKE.

Ticket Information
All students receive four complimentary tickets for the weekend run. Comp tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to performance dates. To set up comp tickets, you will need to call the box office at 615-252-4675, let them know which student you are connected to, and how many comps you would like to use for which performance. You can split the comps over the weekend, however, there are four comps total for each student. If you have siblings in the show, both of those students receive four comps. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at $15 per ticket.
We are performing in the main theatre, so there are plenty of seats – PLEASE invite all of the folks you know to the show – we’d love for them to see their work!

Show Description:
Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one.

Content Warnings:
The content of this show is based on seven inter-woven fairy tales: “Allerleira”, “Stolen Pennies”, “The Princess Who Won’t Laugh”, “Three Blind Queens”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Seven Swans”, and “The Three Snake Leaves”.  These stories deal with themes of loss, abuse, death, lust, transformation, and unrequited love.

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Dates

See Class Info.

ages

14–18

Class length

See Class Info.

Cost

$725

Register for this Class

Space is limited for this class. Please don’t hesitate and register today!

Every Child Belongs Here

Our Drama School continually strives to learn and grow as the world changes in relation to access and inclusion practices. Here are just a few of the ways we accommodate every student.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements. Students help with the creation of and thus understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists are have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements so students help with the creation of and understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

A class Social Story can be found below to help navigate our classes. A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event and were originally designed to support neurodivergent students. However, this can be a useful tool for any student who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience. We share these resources to make NCT classes inclusive for ALL students.

We invite you to learn more about all of our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.

NCT Scholarships

We believe that all young people in Middle Tennessee deserve access to high-quality arts programming. NCT offers scholarships, ticket discounts and more.

Got questions?

Policies, logistics, locations, and times, we’ve answered our family’s most common questions on our FAQ page Have a question not listed? Contact our team.

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In Emerging Artists Company, students will participate in a rigorous acting experience culminating in a full-scale production with a set, costumes, and professional lighting designed by local professionals. The show will be directed by our Education Director, Colin Peterson. The process is run like a professional production and is perfect for the student looking to grow and hone their acting skills.

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