Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hey everyone! Now that our annual dinner and auction has wrapped up, things are slowly getting back to normal around the office here.

A few things coming up:

1) Tonight! Join us at Northwest Film Forum for a screening of short films by our Directing Workshop students! There will be two showtimes: 7pm and 8:30pm. Reserve tickets here!

2) Summer class samples are on June 9th! Curious about what taking a Freehold class is like? Drop by at 6pm for a FREE preview of some classic Freehold offerings (Gin Hammond's Voice, MegMcLynn's Step I, and Matt Smith's Improv). Reservations recommended; reserve a spot here!

3) Freehold's Ensemble Training Intensive presents All's Well That Ends Well at 12th Ave Arts. Directed by Andrew McGinn with choreography by Donald Byrd. The show runs from June 11-14; don't miss it! All performances are pay what you can. Get your tickets here!

Also, our early bird discount just ended but it's not too late to sign up for summer quarter classes!

Monday, May 4, 2015

May news & updates

It's already May, which means we've got a lot going on here at Freehold.

First of all, our summer classes are now open for registration! We've got the return of our classic hits, such as Acting for the Camera with John Jacobsen, Personal Clown with George Lewis and the Shakespeare Intensive with Amy Thone. We're also welcoming new faculty members Andre Nelson and G Valmont Thomas, who will be teaching Step I and Voice Over, respectively. Register by May 26th to receive a 5% early bird discount.

Also, INCUBATOR Studio Series applications are due on Thursday, May 7th! A vital part of Freehold’s educational mission is to encourage those who study with us to experiment in a performance situation with the processes and tools developed in the classroom. INCUBATOR gives participants the opportunity to take a critical next step with their work by bringing it into an investigative setting with a director, and then into the public arena with an audience.

Tomorrow, GiveBIG to Freehold and have your donation go further! Every donation we receive on our online donation page on May 5th will be "stretched" (i.e. partially matched). Want to support radical accessibility in the arts? Donate to Freehold on May 5th!

Finally, we've been busy getting ready for our annual dinner and auction at the Palace Ballroom. We've got a wide selection of fabulous prizes to bid on, music will be provided by the talented D'Vonne Lewis trio and wine will be provided by Chateau Ste Michelle. Matt Smith will officiate the auction, and we'll be honoring two special guests: Sharon Nyree Williams and John Jacobsen. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, do so now! Ticket sales end this weekend.

Can't make it on May 18th? Check out our online auction, open from May 7th to 14th!