826 Boston One Night Only Summer Camp Production
WHAT: 826 Boston and the A.R.T. (American Repertory Theater) invite you to a groundbreaking page-to-stage event! Budding playwrights from 826 Boston's FIRST EVER Summer Theater and Writing Camp will perform their own original plays, all set in Boston. Join us at a one-night-only performance at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester!
WHEN: Friday, August 9th
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Performance: 7:00 pm
After-party: 8:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02125
During the four-week program, campers ages 11-14 are reading cross-cultural myths and then scripting their own modern versions. In the first two weeks, young authors signed "No Drama" contracts, wrote their own monologues and dialogues, secretly observed and recorded people's actions to create characters, and learned the Liz Lerman Method of actor feedback. They also did the hep-skip-toodle-zip-get-down in one of many theatrical warm-ups. We invite you to the exciting culmination of the program, at an event intended to celebrate the hard work of these students, as well as the city we all call home!
Visit the summer camp blog, "Round of Applause," to get a sneak preview of the event!
DIRECTIONS TO THE STRAND THEATRE (AND PARKING INFORMATION, TOO!)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MBTA)
Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America. Orange Line to Ruggles station, then the #15 (Upham's Corner) bus via Dudley Station. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
Orange Line to Forrest Hills station, then #16 (Forrest Hills) bus to Upham's Corner. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
From South: Take I-93 North to exit 15, Columbia Road. Left at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights.There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
From North: Take I-93 South to exit 15, Columbia Road. Right at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken / Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
From West: Mass Pike (I-90) east into Boston, to I-93 south. Follow "From the NORTH" directions.
From Jamaica Plain/ Brookline: Take the JamaicaWay south to the Arborway. Go over the bridge at Forrest Hills to the rotary. Go 3/4 around the rotary and turn into Franklin Park. Go through the park, and turn left onto Blue Hill Avenue. Go about 50 yards, then make a right onto Columbia Road. The Strand is about 1 1/3 miles down on the right, just past the Strand Pharmacy.
There is plenty of on street parking on Columbia Road in the evenings. Free off-street parking is available in the Ramsey Street Municipal lot. Ramsey Street is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road behind CVS Pharmacy and Payless Shoes. Free parking is available for evening and Sunday shows in the Citizen's Bank and Sovereign Bank parking lots. The Citizen's Bank lot is located at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, next to Bank of America. The Sovereign Bank lot is located in the rear of the bank at 585 Columbia Rd.
The Strand Theatre (View)
543 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02125
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|