Friday, March 19, 2010

YSKP's Summer Brings New Play and New York to Yellow Springs!

YSKP has tapped Louise Smith to write a new play for the introductory acting immersion, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes) replacing Haroun and the Sea of Stories. "We couldn't get the rights to adapt Rushdie's book." says artistic director, John Fleming. "This will be a much better play. Louise is a fantastic writer." Smith has developed some of YSKP's most recognized plays, including Gaston Boudreaux, Endurance, and Paradise Paradox which received a Best New Work Honorable Mention in 2005 from the Dayton City Paper.

Director Fleming also has tapped New York director Lenard Petit to direct the show. Lenard is the artistic director of the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York.

Briefly, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes) tells the story of Darya and her Father, Babak, who is an inventor. Join Darya and Babak on their journey to the Oceans of Notions to jump start Babak's imagination revealing the power of dreams. The play promises pithy punchy puns and witty wild wordplay wrapped into a fanciful farce!

Neal Kirkwood returns again from New York this summer as Musical Director for The Conference of the Birds and brings with him Harry Mann, performer, composer, musician. Harry visited YSKP last summer and sat in with the Goldfinger Ensemble on sax for A Price to Pay.

Summer Immersion Auditions
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs

Don't miss this summer! For more information and details about the summer program go to

Upcoming Events

Winter Class Performances!
New Actors Club Gives Showing
Thursday, March 18, 5:30. First Presbyterian Church.
314 Xenia Avenue. Yellow Springs
Join teacher Miriam Shaw and the Winter New Actors Club as they present scene work and demonstrations from class.

Choral Singing and Hip-Hop
at Roots Fest
Saturday, March 27. Event is 5pm-Midnight. Bryan Center. 100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs
Join our Winter class dancers and singers, and a host of area performers at the African American Culture Works and Tecumseh Land Trust's Roots Fest.

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