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K-12 Connections Event
Des Moines Playhouse Group Presents Jack in the Beanstalk
Subject Areas:
    Fine Arts
    Language Arts/Communication
Adolescent Anarchy: A Theatre Collaborative is a group of 9 dedicated high school students with high standards and a great passion for theatre. Their mission is to build a foundation of involvement for teens in the theatre by giving them complete creative control to develop a fully-realized, successful production. A group run out of the Des Moines Community Playhouse, the teens are breaking the boundaries of traditional theatre and innovating the way theatre is viewed and produced. Their first production, an adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies, was presented in August 2013 at the Playhouse. Adolescent Anarchy members, with mentoring from Playhouse professional staff, were responsible for every aspect of production: script, cast, direction, scenic design, costume design, finances, promotion, and ticket sales.

This year, the teens are working to produce several projects, including a production of Jack and the Beanstalk, to present to students in Iowa via the ICN!

On the day of the performance in the ICN, the Anarchists will perform an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk. They will then teach audiences what it means to "fracture" the story and will talk about the behind the scene workings of the creation of a play, with interviews from Playhouse staff.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800)532-1290 or (515)725-9721
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
April 09, 2014
 Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 1-5
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