by Laura L. Drover – KPI (KPI-Kids)
Kemptville Players Inc. Kids (KPIK) is holding auditions for their upcoming play: “The Mystery of the Missing Medallion”, which will be staged at the Urbandale Arts Centre in Kemptville on January 26 and 27, 2019. All children 7 years and older are welcome to audition for this action-filled, comedy adventure about a princess in hiding who hires a bumbling inspector to find a stolen medallion that proves she is the heir to the throne.
In 2016/2017, Kemptville Players Inc. (KPI) launched its new program – KPIK – in recognition of the need for children/youth theatre in Kemptville that was not strictly musical. This program continues to offer children and youth, Grades 3 and up, an opportunity to experience the excitement and fun of theatre, while learning more about the performing arts!
Those who have participated in this program have enjoyed a variety of fun acting workshops and team building exercises, with age-appropriate drama/ improvisational games designed to develop theatrical skills and stage presence while they learn about theatre etiquette. As well, structured mentoring and additional innovative activities have showcased the many other creative aspects of staging a play; including how important the varied “behind the scenes” tasks are to the overall success of every dramatic/comedic production – set design and construction; sound and lights; scenery painting and props; costuming, hair and make-up; etc.
KPIK’s inaugural performance (January 20, 2018) of the locally-written play, “Winter Wonderland” (playwrights Amanda and Mary-Anne Leang) was SOLD OUT, and each and every member of the KPIK Cast and Crew played a vital role in its SUCCESS … so come and join in the FUN!
KPI-Kids auditions will be held at the IOOF Hall, 119 Clothier St. East (corner of Barnes) on Thursday, October 11, and Monday, October 15 (2018) – both from 6-9 p.m. Casting is flexible, with approximately 7 principal/main characters and over 15 supporting roles; so something for every young actor! Plus, KPI members will continue to offer training to those who do not want to ‘tread the boards’, but who are more interested in learning about and working “backstage”.
We encourage ALL to come and share their talents with us to entertain family, friends and our supportive community! For more information, or to schedule an audition, please email KemptvillePlayersKids@gmail.com, or contact Mary-Anne at 613.612.1848.