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: $520 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee). 


SPRING 2017 ENROLLMENT

                              Enrollment will be open for Spring 2017 beginning December 19, 2016

RETURNING

Returning Players (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, 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, January 18th 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

Saturday March 4, 10:30-2:30 at Driscoll School
Saturday March 18, 10:30-2:30 at Park School
Saturday April 1, 10:30-2:30 at Park School
Saturday April 15, 10:30-2:30 at Park School
Sunday April 23, 1:00-5:00 at Park School
 

PRODUCTION WEEK: 

Every day at PARK SCHOOL
Monday April 24, 3:30-6:30      Rehearsal
Tuesday April 25, 3:30-6:30       Rehearsal
Wednesday April 26, 3:30-6:30   DRESS rehearsal
Thursday April 27, 3:30-6:30     DRESS rehearsal with musicians
Friday April 28,  3:30 -          Rehearsal followed by opening                                              performance         

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

PERFORMANCES: 

Park School, Brookline
Friday April 28, 7:30 PM
Saturday April 29, 7:30 PM          CALL: 5:30
Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM            CALL: 12:00 noon

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: Amy Mastrangelo
  • Asst. Directors: Zach Stuart
  • Set Design, Technical Director: Mark Buchanan
  • Costume Design: Aleta Deyo

LORD SCARECROW - FALL 2016

MIDVILLE MAJESTIC - SPRING 2016

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