Historical Theater Academy, Fall 2020

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Thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors, the 2020 fall semester of Historical Theater Academy is FREE. This session, students will be producing a play about how Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, making women’s suffrage legal in the United States. Also new this season, Discovery Park is partnering with the Masquerade Theatre in Union City to work with students as they create this production.

The Historical Theater Academy is a unique program designed for students in grades 6-12 that takes place at Discovery Park twice each year. Academy participants receive instruction in multiple aspects of theater and historical research and then stage a performance of the original work they create. In addition to gaining experience in numerous disciplines including acting, set design, costuming, writing and historical research, students learn collaboration skills.

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to join us at Discovery Park for this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in the theater world. The classes will include some breakout sessions with grades 6-8 in one and grades 9-12 in the other with some work being done together in a larger group. Discovery Park will strictly follow all recommended health and safety guidelines for employees and participants.

This year, the exciting play they produce will be performed on stage at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Union City.

Classes begin on Tues., Aug. 18, 2020 and are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Discovery Park of America, and they will be taught by instructors from Discovery Park  and the Masquerade Theatre.

The performance will take place on Fri., Dec. 4 and Sat., Dec. 5, 2020 at the Capitol Theatre.

To sign up for this program, click here. If you any questions, please email Nathaniel Newlin at nnewlin@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, Warner Law Firm PLC and Third & Church of Union City, the fall 2020 semester is free for all students who register.

What is the Masquerade Theatre?

The Masquerade Theatre in Union City, Tenn., has been producing theatrical productions since the late 1980s. The theatre has done musicals, comedies, dramas, workshops and concerts.

In the past, they have produced famous musicals, such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Cats,” “Guys and Dolls,” and the most recent hit, “Shrek.” And in the fall of 2020, watch as they bring to life Disney’s “Moana.”