PLAY12 presents COATS Virtual Video Playlist
February 27 @ 3:00 pm - March 27 @ 3:00 pm
Due to cold weather, COATS is going virtual!
Youth performance company, Play12 will perform this fast moving sketch style variety show virtually! Play12 presents 15 original plays in a virtual video playlist format! Inspired by PANTS (The Lawrence Chapter of the Pantomime and Nontraditional Theatre Society), this fun-filled show is packed with energy, entertainment and coats!
What is a virtual video playlist format?
Play12 will perform 15 original short plays on Lawrence Arts Center’s Main Stage, the 15 plays will be recorded with our livestreaming equipment, and then presented via our website through our YouTube page. Audience members will purchase a ticket and then receive a link to view the plays on their device. To help recreate the live experience in your own home, we hope viewers will select the order they prefer to watch the plays.
I already purchased a ticket, how do I access the virtual show?
You will receive a link and password to the video landing page in your confirmation email.
How do I buy a ticket?
You can buy a ticket by clicking on the above purchase button. Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive a link and password to the video landing page in your confirmation email.
When can I view the show?
The show will premiere Sat, Feb 27 at 3pm, you can view the show for 30 days. Log in and watch at your convenience beginning February 27. The video will be available to purchase and view at the link through March 27.
Meet the Cast!
Vincent Brack is an 8th grader at West Middle School where she is involved in cheer. Vincent is a “New Girl” enthusiast and has an “unhealthy addiction to thrift shopping.” She is very grateful to be in Play12 this semester.
Olivia Evans is a Junior at FreeState High School, and this is her first year in Play12. She is super excited to be a part of such a fun and talented group of people! She had also been a part of Summer Youth Theatre at Lawrence Arts Center for two years, and she is excited to continue throughout high school.
Spencer Greenwood is a Senior at Free State High School. He is part of Chamber Choir, Free State Thespian Club, and the Free State Improv Troupe (which placed top in Kansas during Tristate Thespian Club!). He plans on going to community college for 2 years before transferring to a larger college to focus on acting and musical theatre. Outside of theater, Spencer loves drawing, graphic design, annoying his sister, and awkwardly singing in the shower an octave below the intended pitch.
Ruby Hull is an eighth-grader who used to attend LMCMS but is currently enrolled in Lawrence Virtual School. At school, Ruby is involved in MUN, and her favorite school subject is math. Ruby has been involved in theatre, dance, and art at the Lawrence Arts Center since 2015, and is so excited to now be in Play12!
Annika Maximov is 14 years old and a freshman at LHS. She grew up in a music-loving family, and her first production was “Annie” in 2009 and passion for theatre grew from there. Some of her favorite theatre experiences were “Oliver!”, “Matilda”, and “Camp Broadway” in New York, and of course, the Lawrence Arts Center’s, Summer Youth Theatre. Annika is so excited to be back onstage, with her friends making magic amidst the chaos!
Chloe Novosel is an 8th grader at LMCMS. This is her first year in Play12 and recently got back into acting! Chloe is involved in gymnastics, circus, and softball. She loves the Great British Baking Show and her favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. Chloe is so happy to be in Play12 this year.
Amelia Osborn is a third-year member of Play12 and a senior at Lawrence FreeState High School. In addition to Play12, Amelia is a Production Intern, Theatre Technician Staff, and has been a part of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre Leadership Program for the past four years. In school, Amelia is a part of the orchestral, choral, and theatre programs and is the Arts Advocacy Chair for the Thespian Club. Amelia plans to pursue a BFA in Theatre Management, Arts Administration, or Theatre for Youth next school year.
Mary Kate Shultz is a junior at Free State High School and this is her third year in Play12. At school, she is involved in theatre, choir, journalism, National Honor Society, Link Crew, and D&D club. In her free time, MK loves to read, write, go thrifting, and try to (and mostly fail at) raise house plants.
Giulia Ventello is thirteen and an eighth grader at LMCMS. She has been a part of the Lawrence Arts Center all her life, but this is her first year of Play12! Aside from performing, Giulia loves to bake, jam out to Harry Styles, go for runs, and play with her dog, Rocket. She hopes you have as much fun watching the show as she did making it!
Play12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s youth performance company. It expands on the fundamentals of acting and focuses on the development of production, creation, community, and leadership skills through public performance. The company is student-led, meaning that students in the company will work together as a group to make decisions, create, and present a project or performance during the semester.