Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m.
Check-in and Program Registration begin at 4:00 p.m. After you check into your room, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: 5:00 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar Intergenerational program. Grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. If/when separate age group activities are conducted concurrently, program staff will supervise. Children are never to be left unsupervised. The learning experience will be as much like real theatrical life as possible with auditions, rehearsals, props, costumes, headshots and bios, all in a historic theater. There will be something for everyone to do. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Next, we’ll set out on a short walking excursion to become familiar with the Shawnee Institute campus and the playhouse.
At the Inn, the American, Home-Style dinner buffet offers choices of salads and entrées (one of which will be vegetarian), vegetables, side dishes, fresh fruit, and dessert plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll gather in a rehearsal space where the Shawnee Playhouse Casting Director will discuss the audition and casting process for theatrical productions. We will discuss our script options for productions, selected for Road Scholar by S.T.A.R.S. — the Shawnee Theatrical Resource School Board of Directors. We will discuss the choices and the directors will use this input to select the best script for our group of actors. After this brief presentation we’ll play some theater games together. Do you want to audition? Here’s your chance! We’ll then have Q&A just for kids, play a fun game to get to know each other, and enjoy S’mores by the campfire out on the grand lawn. Then settle in and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.