The Freelance Players Troupe is for young people ages 12 to 16. The Players mounts two large-scale original musicals each year, with a professional band, elaborate sets, costumes and lighting. Physical and vocal techniques, improvisation, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Players Troupe meets on Wednesdays at the Driscoll School, Brookline, 4:00- 6:30 pm, with occasional weekend rehearsals. Production weeks and performances are at the Park School, Brookline in December and late April/early May. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $525 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee). 


FALL 2017 ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED

Check Back in December for Spring 2018 enrollment information!

Saturday rehearsal this week - 11/18, at DRISCOLL, 10:30-
2:30 pm. Bring lunch or money to purchase it in the Washington Sq. area where
Driscoll is located.

CHANGE OF REHEARSAL TIME: Wednesday 11/22 Rehearsal from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.

 

 

RETURNING

Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, 4:00-6:30pm at the Driscoll School, Brookline. Please use the button below to enroll for Spring 2017. Rehearsal, production and performance dates are listed below. If you won't be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 13th at the Driscoll School in Brookline. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

 


REHEARSALS:

All Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 at DRISCOLL School

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, October 14th, 10:30 -2:30 at the Driscoll School
  • Saturday, October 21st, 10:30-2:30 at the Park School
  • Saturday November 4th, 10:30-2:30 at the Park School
  • Saturday, November 18th, 10:30-2:30 at the Driscoll School
  • Sunday December 3rd, 1:00-5:00 at the Park School

PRODUCTION WEEK: 

Monday December 4th - Friday December 8th 3:30-6:30 at PARK SCHOOL

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • If Brookline Public Schools are closed, there is no rehearsal unless otherwise notified.

PERFORMANCES: 

  • Friday, December 8th, 7:30 at the Park School, Brookline
  • Saturday, December 9th, 7:30 at the Park School, Brookline
  • Sunday, December 10th, 2:00 at the Park School, Brookline

LOCATIONS:

Driscoll School
34 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline
(regular Wednesday rehearsals and auditions)

Park School
171 Goddard Avenue, Brookline
(where indicated and during production week)

PLAYERS' STAFF:

  • Director: Kippy Dewey
  • Musical Director: Narcissa Campion
  • Choreographer: Jenny Lifson
  • Asst. Director: Zach Stuart
  • Stage Manager: madeline Hurley
  • Set Design, Technical Director: Mark Buchanan
  • Costume Design: Aleta Deyo, Liza Ulrich

LORD SCARECROW - FALL 2016

MOB SCENE - SPRING 2017

Freelance was the first place where I felt like I truly belonged and had something to offer. You taught me how to use my voice and be proud of who I was. I made some of the greatest friends and was at home. Freelance gave me so much. I’m a Freelance kid, through and through.
— Allie Glickman, alum