Teen-edge Rep

Teen-edge Rep at The MMAS Academy

Directed by Bobby Zupkofska & Dori Bryan-Ployer

Suggested Age 12-17

Tuesdays: 4:30pm-6:00pm

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REGISTER by phone at 508-339-2822 during business hours
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a mailable registration form
CLICK HERE or Call 508-339-2822 to enroll in both Rock Divas and Teen Edge Rep for $408 (15% off)

Teen-edge Rep grew out of first-time teen participants in Rock Divas. What began as an intimate musical theatre class in 2016 blossomed into a large, artistically inclined group of socially-minded young men and women. As the numbers grew, the more evident their collective passion became: a commitment not only to the performing arts but also to socially responsive art. Teen-edge Rep was inspired by their energy.

The love child of Rock Divas, Teen-edge Rep has two purposes. First, it was developed to train teenagers exclusively in the art of acting: focusing on voice, (breath, projection, diction, language) body, (presence, ensemble-work, character, stillness) intuition (listening, responding, mindfulness) and script scoring (objective, obstacle, environment, relationship, progression). Teen-edge Rep’s secondary purpose is to use ensemble-based plays of topical subject matter on which the participants can rehearse and perform their newly developed skills. In the fall of 2018, students will delve into Moisés Kaufman’s The Laramie Project, an ensemble-driven play that looks closely at rural America: the world in which Matthew Shepard lived and died, a compelling and important piece. Teen-edge Rep will perform The Laramie Project in an open classroom setting on Tuesday December 11 at 4:0pm at the 377 North Main Street Black Box Theater. Teen-edge Rep welcomes new and returning students.

Start and End Date: September 4-December 11, 2018

Location: 377 North Main Street Studio

Tuition: $240.00 ($216.00 /10% discount*)

Monthly Payments: Call 508-339-2822 to arrange monthly payments (processed with a credit card.)  $62.00 /month Sept./Oct./Nov./Dec.

*A 10% Member discount is available for families who have a MMAS Membership purchased or renewed within the last 12 months.

* A 10% Sibling discount is available for families with more than one child enrolled for the semester. The highest priced tuition is full price, other tuition is discounted. This cannot be combined with the member discount. To get the sibling discount, please call 508-332-2822 during business hours.

Students enrolled in both Teen-edge Rep and Rock Divas receive a 15% discount. ($408.00)
CLICK HERE or call 508-339-2822 to enroll in both classes at the discount price.

Discounts cannot be combined. Discounts are not available on Monthly Payment.

limited amount of financial assistance is available through the generosity of the Mansfield Bank Charitable Foundation. Call 508-332-2822 or email info@mmas.org if you wish to apply for financial aid. 

Bobby Zupkofska is a graduate of Suffolk University’s Theatre Program (Class of 2015), Bobby spent his undergrad years becoming a “jack of all trades” and took classes in Theatre Education, Stage Management, Arts Administration, Design, Dramaturgy, Directing, Playwriting, and Performing. While at Suffolk, Bobby was featured in main stage productions, as well as directing and writing his own show: The Normal Election. Recently, Bobby performed with Bridgewater State University’s Family Performing Arts Center in Once Upon A Mattress, Shrek: The Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. Bobby also teaches with Drama Kids International and is the Assistant Director/Stage Manager for Arts for Teens in Bridgewater.

Dori Bryan Ployer, MMAS Artistic Director and Director of Education, is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Cambridge College, and Emerson College and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Lesley University. Dori has directed and choreographed throughout Southeastern Massachusetts including Bay Colony Productions, The Buckley Performing Arts Center, and Dean College. Some of Dori’s credits include: Spring AwakeningGodspellChicagoRent, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Producers. Dori is an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild (METG) and a respondent for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Most recently Dori was invited to become a board member on the Holbrook Cultural Council. Dori has been nationally recognized for her work as an educator, director, and choreographer.