F401 Fall 2019 OLLI Players Workshop
Mondays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 23–Nov. 4
No class Nov. 11
Instructor: Kathie West
Associate Instructor: Wendy Campbell
This is a continuing acting and producing workshop for serious theater-minded participants conducted by the OLLI Players, an amateur theater group affiliated with George Mason University. The repertoire incorporates lyrics, short scenes, monologues, and original plays, as well as putting together variety shows, vaudeville shows, and a radio show. Performances are at various local venues such as senior centers, libraries, and Shepherd Centers. Participants must be willing to travel during the day, generally on Fridays. Carpooling is an available option. Come, join, and be willing to tout OLLI Players and your talents!
Kathie West, an OLLI member, is a former actor with the Pittsburgh Theatre and a past theater teacher at Robert E. Lee High School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She is also the director of OLLI Players. Wendy Campbell is a curriculum developer and a re-enactor. She taught in the gifted program in Fairfax County Public Schools for 20 years, introducing 10-12-year-olds to the wonders of Shakespeare, Plautus, and Sophocles.