Auditions | TDVY: A Tree Through Time


June 24, 2024 6:30pm


Free to Audition

Theatre & Dance for the Very Young Presents: A Tree Through Time

Devised & Directed by: Leah Towle


Open to all dancers, movers, musicians, and creative performers ages 16 to adult.

When: Monday, June 24 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: 10th and Mass Studios | Studio A (1000 Massachusetts St Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66044)

The Theatre and Dance for the Very Young program seeks dancers, movers, musicians, and creative performers ages 16+ interested in creating an interactive performance for very young children ages 0-6! All performers are compensated.

Auditions will occur in the Studio A (10th & Mass Studios) on Monday, June 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please wear clothes you can move in, bring the instruments that you play (piano provided), and be ready to collaborate with others. No prepared material is necessary.

Please fill out the AUDITION FORM. To reserve your audition spot (or if you would like to audition, but aren’t available at the above time) please email Elizabeth Sullivan.

What is the rehearsal & performance schedule?

Performers are encouraged but not required to be at one of the two Play Labs and the rehearsal schedule will be created considering everyone’s availability. 

PLAY LABS: July 19 & 26 | 10 am

REHEARSALS: The majority of our rehearsals will occur Aug 4-25. We will have fewer Aug 26-Sept 6.

TECH WEEK:  Sept 8-11

PERFORMANCES: *Daytime* Sept 12-15 & 19-22

What is the show about?

Explore the whimsical life of a tree through time. This interactive, on-your-feet, music-and-movement theatre performance comes from the ideas of very young children about trees, the passage of time as they are learning to understand it, and the real and imagined ecosystems surrounding trees.

We will build this piece through a collaborative devising process based on the ideas of very young children collected in our Play Lab research series  with the Community Children’s Center (CCC). We will explore questions such as: What did the tree do yesterday? Who lives around the tree?  How does a tree get ready for bed? What will happen when the tree grows up?

Questions? Email Leah Towle, Director for A Tree Through Time or Justin Harbaugh, Director of Performing Arts