Peninsula Players Fall Seminars Announced

Peninsula Players has set its fall schedule of topics for their Saturday Seminar Series, with the first seminar set for Saturday, September 19. All of the seminars are free and are presented in the Players Rehearsal Hall from 2:30 – 4 pm.

Architect Scott Georgeson will discuss the building of new theaters for the September 19 seminar. Georgeson will talk about the process he has gone through with Peninsula Players and other companies in planning new theater spaces, after which attendees will take a tour of the facilities.

Players costume designers Kärin Kopischke and Samantha Jones will discuss costume design on September 26. Kopischke has designed dozens of shows for the Players, and Jones designed three shows for the Players this season, including the current production of Around the World in 80 Days.

Veteran Players actor and trained clown Kevin McKillip will lead a seminar on playing comedy October 3. McKillip, featured in four productions this season, plays fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days.

Long-time Players actor/director Joe Foust will lead his colleagues in a Shakespeare seminar October 10, drawing on the classical experience of the Players company.

The final seminar of the season will be on October 17 with “Expect the Unexpected,” a humorous look at how surprises are handled in the theater. Company members will share favorite stories of missed cues, visiting critters, flying wigs, phones that don’t ring and other mishaps that actors either conceal or incorporate.

Seminars are free to the public, but reservations are advised. To reserve a spot call the Peninsula Players box office at 920.868.3287.