Raw Street Petites

 

Raw Street Petites is an after-school theatre program for students ages 6 – 12, based out of Media, Pennsylvania (thanks to our partners at Bittersweet Kitchen eatatbittersweet.com. Through plenty of play, Petites students have opportunities to learn about all aspects of theater, including:

  • Pre-Production

      • What makes theatre different than other arts?

      • What are the different parts of a theater, and of a stage?

    • How do you read a script?

  • Performance

      • Improv

      • Expression and Style

      • NEW! Safety and Stage Combat

    • NEW! Musical Theatre

  • Playwrighting

      • Parts of a Story

      • What makes a play different than a book or a movie?

    • What do characters want, and how do they get it?

  • Production

      • What are the technical parts of a play?

          • Set

          • Lights

          • Costumes

        • Sound

    • How do you design these parts, and how do they affect a show?

This 2019-2020 school year, we are excited to debut a new two-semester program: 

Fall Course: (September 9, 2019 – December 9, 2019) In the fall, the Petites will focus on playwrighting. After the students brainstorm short stories, we choose the elements of each story that excite us, make us laugh, or make us curious. Then, all together, we write a play using those elements, keeping in mind the building blocks of a story: who are these characters? What do they want? How do they get it, and what’s in their way? 

Spring Course: (dates TBD, with showcase date determined by parent availability) In spring, the Petites will rehearse, produce, and perform their original work in a showcase for friends and family. No Petite is ever forced to take the stage if they are not comfortable! We have just as many opportunities to let our Petites shine behind-the-scenes.

Classes run every Monday, excluding holidays on 10/14/19 (Columbus Day), 11/11/19 (Veterans’ Day), 1/20/20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), and 2/17/20 (Presidents’ Day). Drop-off for parents begins at 3:50 p.m., with optional pick-up from Media Elementary available. (An after-school snack will be provided; please let us know before the first class on September 9th if your Petite has any allergies or dietary restrictions.) Pick-up is between 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 

Pricing: 

    • Fall Semester – $350 

    • Spring Semester – $375 (producing fee for showcase props, costumes, etc. included) 

    • Both semesters – $650

      • If your Petite can commit fully to one semester but not the other (for example, all of Fall and part of Spring) and would still like to be involved in the showcase, please contact gianna@rawstreetproductions to inquire about a drop-in rate. (Drop-ins will only be available under these circumstances.) 

  • Sibling discount also available! $50 off each additional student per family, per semester 

For more information, feel free to contact Gianna, or any one of our instructors:

Gianna Lozzi Wolf

(she/her)

gianna@rawstreetproductions.com  

Gianna is the Artistic Director, co-founder, and creative force behind Raw Street Productions, a South Philly-based theatre company created by Gianna and her brother, Freddie. Raw Street has been featured several times over the last three years in the Inquirer, Broad Street Review, Philadelphia Gay News, and South Philadelphia Review. They will open their eighth-ever full production, Knock ‘Em Dead (the second in of their first-ever three-show season), in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2019. Raw Street credits include Sarah (Right Behind, 2016, which she also wrote), Van’s Sister, Dog Sees God, 2018), Heidi, 2018, Anita (The Eighth Fish of Christmas, 2018, another original work), and Gretchen (Mirror, Mirror, 2019). Upcoming: Roxy Barn (Knock ‘Em Dead, 2019) Gianna, a graduate of Arcadia University, B.A Theatre Arts and English, currently working toward a M.A from St. Joseph’s University. Gianna is also a teaching artist for the Walnut Street Theater’s Residency Program. Additionally, she gives semi-private theatre lessons working with students of all ages. 

 

Gracie Hudson

(she/her)

gracie@rawstreetproductions.com

Gracie is a Temple University graduate (B.A., Acting). An actor and stage combatant, she joined Raw Street Productions in February of 2018 and has been a teaching artist with Raw Street Petites since Spring semester 2019. She recently participated in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival phillyyoungplaywrights.org, an organization bringing work by young and talented playwrights to life. In addition to her role as Assistant Production Manager, Raw Street credits include Marcy (Dog Sees God, 2018), Rita (The Eighth Fish of Christmas, 2018) and Libby (Mirror, Mirror, 2019). Upcoming: Bambi Lynn (Knock ‘Em Dead, 2019). She is certified in four disciplines by the Society of American Fight Directors safd.org, and aspires to be a certified Fight Master.

 

Madison Caudullo

(she/her)

madison@rawstreetproductions.com

Madison is the Artistic Manager of Raw Street Productions. As an actor, improviser, stage/production manager, and lighting designer, she has also worked in various capacities with professional Philadelphia companies such as Apartment 20 Productions, Puer Aeternus, Family Stages, and the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium idiotpathicridiculopathyconsortium.org. Raw Street credits include Dana (Right Behind, 2016), CB’s Sister (Dog Sees God, 2018), Susan, and Laurel/Honey (Mirror, Mirror, 2019). Upcoming: Lotta Verboten (Knock ‘Em Dead, 2019). She has been a teaching artist with Raw Street Petites since its inception, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts/English from Arcadia University.