Play12 Winter 2022 Applications Now Open!

What is Play12?

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 winter semester of PLAY12 will focus on developing an original production, Lawrence Love Letters.  Each member will have the opporunity to write, design, and/or perform in this professional production that will open to the public on the Arts Center’s mainstage.  Rehearsals, tech week, and performance outside of class time will be required.

Lawrence Love Letters is a performance and storytelling project centered on stories of love in our community that asks the following questions, “What does love look like? What does love sound like? What does love smell like? What does love feel like? What does love taste like?” We will explore these questions in a performance directly inspired by the ideas, sounds, words, stories, songs, and movement of local musicians, dancers, creative aging populations aged 65+ and youth ages 12-18.

How does Play12 work?

The company is student-led, meaning that students in the company will work together as a group to make decisions.

When will Play12 meet?

PLAY12 is scheduled on Thursdays this semester, but may adjust in relation to company member schedules.

January 6 through Feb 14:  Weekly Class Meetings & Rehearsals

February 15-17:  Lawrence Love Letters Tech Week

February 18 | 7 pm, February 19 | 2 pm & 7 pm: Lawrence Love Letters Productions

How and where will Play12 meet?

This class takes place on the Mainstage at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Who can apply?

Any student grades 8th through 12th.

Do I need previous experience to apply?

No experience is necessary, but it may be helpful.  We invite students of all abilities and experience levels. The facilitator utilizes games, creative writing exercises, and techniques. All meetings will be structured to prioritize all participants and adapt to the needs of the group.

How do I apply?

To join PLAY12 this winter, please email Elizabeth Sullivan at by Jan. 3.