Hip Pocket Theatre

Online Classes

TOY THEATRE
with Lake Simons

What better time to make a miniature paper theatre? Harken back to the 19th-century (before television!) to a time when people cut pieces of paper into little shapes representing characters and stage sets and performed them in their own living room! I will lead you through the process of constructing your very own toy theatre and help you develop a short puppet show. We will make use of recyclables and a few simple craft supplies (scissors, tape, and a ruler). No experience necessary.

April 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
7 PM - 9 PM CST

$175. One fee covers all classes.

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CRAFTING A PLAY IN A MAGICAL WAY: THE WONDERS OF PLAYWRITING
with Rob Bosquez

In our five-week session, we explore the aspects of playwriting - the act of catching ideas and inspiration and transforming them to the written word and unforgettable images on a stage. Through writing exercises and the exploring of the various mysteries of writing, we will learn the craft of playwriting; including prewriting, conjuring, and crafting scenes, creating dialog and dynamic characters, the different drafts, and what to do with your play once it is finished. At the end of our time together walk away with a draft of a 10 Minute Play, an opening scene, a one-person play, or act one of a larger piece. A great time for the beginning or advanced writer.

April 14 - May 12
Wednesdays 7 PM - 9 PM CST

$175. One fee covers all classes

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POETRY ACTIVATED
with Claudia Acosta

Craft a poetry performance! With original writing or your favorite poets, learn to activate poetic language beyond spoken word with your body and voice. Over the course of five weekly sessions, this collaborative group will explore text, experiment in theatrical devising, develop characterizations and build on performance skills of all levels and experience to create a unique performance for the stage or screen.

April 20 - May 18
Tuesdays 6 PM - 8 PM CST

$175. One fee covers all classes

OUTSIDE IN: A LIVE WIRE RITUAL THEATRE LAB
with Lorca Simons

In this laboratory we illuminate language, uncover gesture and free the mind through our theatrical investigation. A "plug-in" to creative action, an opportunity to reawakening and sharpen those places in ourselves that need realigning or perhaps rewiring back to what's most original and true. A soulful surrender.

"Delivering one's self back to the artistic nature of the body. Sculpting spirit into shape, writing soul into story, dancing mind into the wind and tracing the heart home."

Join us in this poetic landscape as we come together to nourish ourselves and each other, creating an ensemble rooted in aliveness, returning to wonder and recharging possibility.

April 24
10 AM - 1 PM CST
4 PM - 7 PM GMT (UK)

$75. One fee covers all classes.


THE ART OF PHYSICAL COMEDY
with Grainger Esch

Five weekly two-hour sessions exploring the techniques of making people laugh without using words (and without getting injured). This is primarily a movement class, but we will also be covering the process of finding your comic character and creating a physical comedy routine. Also, through some video-watching "homework assignments," you'll be learning not only from me but from the great slapstick masters present and past.

May 8 - June 5
Saturdays, 10 AM - 12 PM CST

$175. One fee covers all classes

Auditions for Hip Pocket Theatre's 45th Season

April 17th and 18th from 10 AM to 1 PM

Auditions are by appointment only. Please call or email the office for your time slot today!

The 45th Season starts June 11th.
We'll be announcing our shows soon!

HPT Office: 8178-246-9775 or e-mail: hpt@hippocket.org

We will comply with the CDC's recommendations and do our part. We are fortunate to be an outdoor venue. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in effect.

45th Performance Season

After hibernating during a year like none other, we invite you to come out and celebrate with us!

Curmudgeon Boogie (Into the Shadows)
Written and Directed by Johnny Simons

June 11- July 3 (Fri-Sun @ 9 PM Curtain)
note: this play closes on Saturday, July 3rd.

Pixie Posy
by Lake Simons & John Dyer
music composed by John Dyer

July 16- August 8 (Fri-Sun @ 9 PM Curtain)

Walking On Wire (Stories From the Feet)
by Lorca Simons
Co-Directed by Lake Simons and Lorca Simons

August 20- September 5 (Fri-Sun @ 9 PM Curtain)

The Slam Bang Story of Ichamore Twerpwhistle
Written and Directed by Grainger Esch

September 17- October 3 (Fri - Sun @ 8:15 PM Curtain)

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Phone: (817) 246-9775
e-mail: hpt@hippocket.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 136758, Fort Worth, TX 76136

Physical Address: 1950 Silver Creek Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76108