Cygnet Theatre
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Since taking flight in the early 2000s, Cygnet Theatre has grown into one of San Diego’s largest theatre companies. We are proud of our nearly two decades of producing quality live professional theatre year round. Adventurous, entertaining and thought-provoking, Cygnet’s season selections embrace musicals from classic American canon alongside regional premieres, and our Bill & Judy Garret Finish Line Commission supports original work in a meaningful way. In short, admirers of professional quality theatre and dynamic growth in the arts will find Cygnet’s accessibility and authenticity attractive, welcoming and exciting. 

Our venue is located in the heart of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, which retains its historic authenticity and style, while providing dozens of opportunities for modern day visitor to eat, play, learn. 

Theatre
New Works from Emerging Artists

Grades: MS, HS

Website:

https://www.cygnettheatre.com

https://bit.ly/CygnetYouth

Contact:
tim@cygnetthreatre.com

Phone:

(619) 569-0031

Can we interest your young theatre artists in playwriting?

In this workshop, students work with Cygnet Resident Teaching Artist Tim West* leads your students on a fun and personable guided tour of how artists can craft story through dialog and theatrical gesture, and use a development process to shape our ideas into produceable (shareable) theatre art.

 

[Designed to address  

CA Arts Standards 6-8, Prof/Acc/Adv.TH:CR1-2 toward classroom practice Cr3]

 

  • veteran actor, award-winning director and produced/published playwright;  Cygnet’s Director of Community Engagement since 2016

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Adapting to the Stage for Emerging Artists

Grades: MS, HS

Website:

https://www.cygnettheatre.com

https://bit.ly/CygnetYouth

Contact:
tim@cygnetthreatre.com

Phone:

(619) 569-0031

How do practicing artists adapt existing works of art from one medium or audience to another? How do we decide what to cut? And what do we add or bring to the work? Using scene templates from Chekhov’s classic drama Uncle Vanya, Resident Teaching Artist Tim West* uses brief bits of dialog to guide students through a fun exercise that results in unique shareable scene work.

 

[Designed to address CA Arts Standards 6-8, Prof/Acc/Adv. TH:Pr4-5 toward classroom practice Pr6]

 

* veteran actor, award-winning director and produced/published playwright Tim West, Director of Community Engagement

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Selecting Audition Pieces for Emerging Artists

Grades: MS, HS

Website:

https://www.cygnettheatre.com

https://bit.ly/CygnetYouth

Contact:
tim@cygnetthreatre.com

Phone:

(619) 569-0031

Auditioning is the ‘emerging’ in emerging theatre artists. Let’s provide them with the foundation of a monologue that works for their own qualities, shows their comedic and dramatic abilities, and features young actors in ways they want to be seen. Veteran actor and Cygnet Resident Artist Tim West. 

 

[Designed to address CA Arts Standards 6-8, Prof/Acc/Adv.TH:Re7-9]

 

* veteran actor, award-winning director and produced/published playwright Tim West, Director of Community Engagement

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Rapid Script Analysis for Emerging Artists

Grades: MS, HS

Website:

https://www.cygnettheatre.com

https://bit.ly/CygnetYouth

Contact:
tim@cygnetthreatre.com

Phone:

(619) 569-0031

Auditioning is so daunting for emerging theatre artists. Let’s equip them with a basic audition process

Let 30year stage veteran and Cygnet Resident Artist 

Tim West* break it down for you, and show how a few simple questions (rapid script analysis) can help make playable sense of a side or scene in a cold read, regardless of familiarity with the play or our scene partner.

 

[Designed to address CA Arts Standards 6-8, Prof/Acc/Adv.TH:Cn10-11]

 

* veteran actor, award-winning director and produced/published playwright Tim West, Director of Community Engagement

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