ENGAGE. CREATE. INSPIRE.
Unity Theatre is committed to providing high-quality theatre experiences that engage people of every age, income level, ethnicity, location, ability, and level of interest.  Our professional faculty of experienced teaching artists aim to help others develop their voices, bodies, and minds by teaching theatre skills that will foster relationships, enrich lives, and build community.
storyPLAY!

The best yet!

– James Owens

storyPLAY!

The whole family is invited to participate in this special storytime filled with creative drama activities specifically geared for children, ages 4-8. Once a month, professional actress Jamie Ward will introduce basic theatre skills through interACTIVE storytelling, movement, and music.

Friday Mornings, 10am

8 Monthly Classes, Free of Charge

Class Dates:
August 25, 2017
September 29, 2017
October 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
January 26, 2018
February 23, 2018
March 23, 2018
April 27, 2018

For further details, contact Jamie Ward, Education Development Manager at jamie@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 ext14

TEACHING ARTIST BIO
Jamie Ward is a professional actress and theatre educator, who enjoys creating community through art. For over 15 years, she has performed with multiple regional, stock, and touring theatre companies in a variety of productions. She regularly appears on the Unity Theatre stage. Her most recent Unity credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Little Women: The Musical, A Piece of my Heart, The Chalk Garden, and The Miracle Worker. Jamie holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and previously taught Theatre Arts for Brenham ISD. She enjoys leading classes for students of all ages and abilities.
HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM

Wonderful afternoon.
Enjoyed every minute.

– John

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Acting Class-Fall Workshop

Experience the Modern Period of Theatre while participating in drama activities that will serve as preparation for our Homeschool Acting Class-Spring Showcase:
• Learn about the Industrial Revolution and its effect on American Theatre.
• Explore different theatre styles including: Vaudeville, Melodrama, and Music Theatre.

Family and friends are invited to attend an open class at the end of the eight weeks.

Grades 4-12 (Ages 9-18)
Thursday afternoons, 1-3pm
8 Classes, $120 (20% discount for additional siblings.)

September 28–November 16, 2017
Open Class*–November 16 at 6pm

* This is a workshop class. It will not end with a polished performance. Our focus will be on introducing, practicing, and building theatre skills.

For more information contact Jamie Ward, Education Development Manager
jamie@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 xtn.14

Homeschool Acting Class-Spring Showcase

Students will practice and strengthen theatre skills as they prepare and present, Kids on Strike!: A compilation of pieces dealing with the rights of children during the Industrial Revolution.

Grades 4-12 (Ages 9–18)
Thursday afternoons, 1–3pm
10 Classes, $150
February 1–April 12 (excluding March 15)
Showcase–April 12 at 6pm

TEACHING ARTIST BIO
Jamie Ward is a professional actress and theatre educator, who enjoys creating community through art. For over 15 years, she has performed with multiple regional, stock, and touring theatre companies in a variety of productions. She regularly appears on the Unity Theatre stage. Her most recent Unity credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Little Women: The Musical, A Piece of my Heart, The Chalk Garden, and The Miracle Worker. Jamie holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and previously taught Theatre Arts for Brenham ISD. She enjoys leading classes for students of all ages and abilities.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE / EXERCISE CLASSES

So far I have laughed
the entire show.
Reminds me of my family.

– J

Musical Theatre Dance/Exercise for Adults

(High School and College Students welcome!)

This 12-week course is designed for those who enjoy structured dancing with a group of fun, energetic adults (primarily women, but men are also welcome!). Classes are led by choreographer, Libby Lovejoy. Each one hour class is 1/2 hour tap dance and 1/2 hour musical theatre dance. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in (and get sweaty in!). Tap shoes and jazz shoes are required.

Every class begins with a short tap warm-up and progresses into across the floor and center floor tap dance combinations. Basic traveling steps, turns and time steps are covered. The second portion of each class, musical theatre dance, includes some across the floor movement, group/ensemble work, different formations/patterns and short sections of choreography set to Broadway show tunes. There is always something for everyone!

August 23 – November 15, 2017 (excluding September 6)
Wednesday Evenings
5pm-6pm (This class moves at a slightly slower pace.)
6pm-7pm
12 classes, $125.00

Register NOW!
Class size is limited!

For more information contact Jamie Ward, Education Development Manager
jamie@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 xtn.14

TEACHING ARTIST BIO
Ms. Lovejoy holds a BFA & MFA in Dance from SMU in Dallas. Her diverse background of study includes many dance idioms; classical ballet, jazz, modern, tap, character, musical theatre, ethnic, period movement, effort/shape and Labanotation. Libby’s 40 year professional career has seen her as dancer, teacher and choreographer. She spent many years teaching at the university level – University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Towson University (Baltimore) along with numerous dance academies (Ballet Austin, Dallas Ballet, Maryland Ballet), studios, middle/high schools, and many national dance conventions. Libby is a former Miss Louisiana and was 4th Runner-up to Miss America. Her work has been seen at Unity Theatre in Billy Bishop Goes to War, The Fantasticks and most recently, Leading Ladies.
SUMMER DRAMA CAMPS

Wonderful production –
kudos to all!
The kids were a great highlight
and we loved the enthusiasm
for the story!

– Bob & Wendy Pudwill

Summer Drama Camps

Unity Theatre Summer Drama Camp is a great way for your child to have fun and experience the joy and magic of live theatre.

Led by an outstanding team of professional teaching artists and performers, our Summer Drama Camps inspire creativity, exercise imaginations, and introduce students to the craft of creating characters and bringing theatrical performance to life on stage.

More information coming soon!

PLAY READING CLUB

Congratulations on another
truly charming piece of art –
always surprising and life-changing.

The Play’s the Thing!

Do you love live theatre?
This play reading group is for people who enjoy (or think they might enjoy) reading plays aloud and discussing them with like-minded theatre fans.

Each meeting we’ll do a cold table read of a play you’ve always wanted to see, or one that you’ve loved for years or one you’ve never even heard of. Meet other people interested in theatre, who appreciate the spoken word, and love to talk about it. No acting experience is necessary, we welcome anyone to join us in our play readings or to simply listen – an interest in plays is the only requirement!

We meet monthly on the following Mondays from 5:30pm–7:30pm in the Unity Theatre library – just drop in and join us!

September 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
November 6, 2017
December 11, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 16, 2018
May 7, 2018
June 4, 2018

For further details, contact Kate Revnell-Smith, Executive Artistic Director
kate@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 ext.12

TALK BACK SESSIONS

With Talk Back Sessions
at each Unity performance,
you have special opportunities
to learn more about the
theatre and what goes on
behind the scenes.

Immediately following our Preview performances, we invite you to remain in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and artistic staff of the show.

We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share our experience of creating the play for you.

Chat with the Cast Dates:

A Grand Night for Singing
Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Syringa Tree
Thursday, November 2, 2017

All My Sons
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Visiting Mr. Green
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Becky’s New Car
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Noises Off!
Thursday, June 14, 2017

DIRECTORS CHAT

With each Unity performance,
you have special opportunities
to learn more about the theatre
and what goes on behind the scenes.

Arrive thirty minutes early for the show and come face-to-face with the director!

A great opportunity to hear what goes on behind the scenes of the production, the director’s concept, the challenges and inspiration, and how they put it all together!

Meet the Director Dates:

A Grand Night for Singing, directed by Jimmy Phillips
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Syringa Tree, directed by Jim Johnson
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30pm

All My Sons, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm

Visting Mr. Green, directed by Tom Prior
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

Becky’s New Car, directed by Julia Traber
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Noises Off!, directed by George Brock
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply for a Scholarship!
Full and Partial Scholarships
are available for students
needing financial assistance.

Summer Drama Camp Scholarship

Every year, we offer the David Folschinsky Full Scholarship to one of our Summer Drama Camp students in honor of David and his wonderful staff at Design II who have been generous supporters of Unity Theatre for many years.

For more information contact Jamie Ward, Education Development Manager
jamie@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 xtn.14

GROUP TOURS

Group Backstage Tours
are available to any group
or organization that schedule
an appointment.

All group tours include an informative question and answer session and are free of charge.

For more information or to schedule a backstage tour, please email
Education Development Manager, Jamie Ward, at jamie@UnityBrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 ext.14

CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS

Our professional teaching staff
provides custom workshops
with a variety of hands-on experiences
for local schools, businesses, and organizations.

Unity Theatre‘s interactive workshops promote self-confidence, problem-solving and team-building skills, imagination development, and can be tailored to fit your company’s needs or school’s curriculum.

All workshops are taught by professional teaching artists. Classes may also be held at an offsite location of your choosing.

For more information, please contact Education Development Manager, Jamie Ward, at jamie@UnityBrenham.org  or (979) 830-1460 ext.14

SENIOR ADULT OUTREACH

Senior
Adult
Outreach

Senior Adult Outreach

This fall, Unity Theatre is partnering with Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to develop a storytelling outreach project with residents who have dementia. More details coming soon!

ARTIST CONNECT

Unity Theatre is proud
to be a participant
in Artist Connect.

Artist Connect

For the past two years, Unity theatre has participated in this important project funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Wells Fargo Trust, through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

As we fully anticipate the growth of this program, we plan to continue partnering with ACBV and other theatre companies in our region to select professional teaching artists who will provide TEKS based theatre workshops to students who live, and attend school, in under-served rural areas in the Brazos Valley.

Want to support or learn more about Artist Connect?
Visit www.acbv.org/p/programs/artistconnect

PRIVATE COACHING

Are you preparing for
an upcoming audition or
speech/drama tournament
and want help?

Professional actress, Jamie Ward, will help you strengthen your acting skills, gain a better understanding of your material, and become more confident for your next performance!

For more information or to sign up for coaching sessions, please email Education Development Manager, Jamie Ward, at jamie@unitybrenham.org or (979) 830-1460 xtn.14

Fee: $50 per hour session.

TEACHING ARTIST BIO
Jamie Ward is a professional actress and theatre educator, who enjoys creating community through art. For over 15 years, she has performed with multiple regional, stock, and touring theatre companies in a variety of productions. She regularly appears on the Unity Theatre stage. Her most recent Unity credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Little Women: The Musical, A Piece of my Heart, The Chalk Garden, and The Miracle Worker. Jamie holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and previously taught Theatre Arts for Brenham ISD. She enjoys leading classes for students of all ages and abilities.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Here at Unity Theatre we believe that all children should have the opportunity to be exposed to and participate in the creative arts. Whether students intend to pursue theatre and the arts as a career or a hobby, exposure to a creative atmosphere will enrich their lives and make students more confident in all areas.

Become a Partner in Education!

Drama teaches improved communication skills, increases powers of concentration and refines social skills – gifts which will serve them all their lives. It teaches how to win and how to lose and how to handle success and failures with grace and dignity.

Our education programs promotes teamwork and how to work toward a common goal. It instills team spirit and cooperation. Theatre classes provide the perfect learning arena for characteristics such as integrity, sportsmanship, and determination and developing self-esteem in young people.

With your assistance we aim to include children from Washington County and the surrounding area regardless of their ability to pay so we can provide this opportunity to as many children as possible.

Support our program and reap the rewards!

Chancellor ($5,000 and Above)
• One full page black and white advertisement in four upcoming Main Stage playbills
• Recognition in four upcoming Main Stage playbills as a Partner in Education
• Logo framed and prominently displayed in theatre lobby for one year
• Logo on Unity Theatre’s website for one year

Dean ($2,500 – $4,999)
• One half-page black and white advertisement in four upcoming Main Stage playbills
• Recognition in four upcoming Main Stage playbills as a Partner in Education
• Logo framed and prominently displayed in theatre lobby for one year
• Logo on Unity Theatre’s website for one year

Professor ($1,500 – $2,499)
• One quarter-page black and white advertisement in four upcoming Main Stage playbills
• Recognition in four upcoming Main Stage playbills as a Partner in Education
• Logo framed and prominently displayed in theatre lobby for one year

Scholar ($500 – $1,499)
• One eighth-page black and white advertisement in four upcoming Main Stage playbills
• Recognition in four upcoming Main Stage playbills as a Partner in Education

Mentor ($250 – $499)
• Recognition in four upcoming Main Stage playbills as a Partner in Education

By Check:
Please make your check payable to “Unity Theatre” and mail to us at:
300 Church Street
Brenham, TX 77833

By Phone:
Call our Box Office at 979-830-8358,
10:00 am-2:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Donations can be made using Visa, Master Card or Discover

Thank You for Your Support!
On behalf of the many people who enjoy and believe in Unity Theatre, we appreciate your assistance.

Questions? Please contact Leslie Wood at leslie@unitybrenham.org
or (979) 830-1460 ext.15

Unity Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) arts organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

VOLUNTEER & LEARN

Volunteer and Learn about the performing arts.
Unity Theatre welcomes and encourages community involvement.
Volunteers participate in almost all aspects of our operation,
so there are many opportunities to learn about live theatre.

Some jobs require only an occasional hour or two, enabling volunteers to help as they can.
Most volunteer assistance is very flexible and scheduled at the volunteer’s convenience.
Some jobs require a specific commitment, such as being the receptionist every Tuesday morning.

Our theatre staff provides a rewarding and educational experience for all volunteers. We offer positions that work side-by-side with professional artists, and we provide clear guidance.

Let us help you find the role that will best utilize your talents and make the greatest contribution. For more information, or to volunteer your services, please call (979) 830-1460.

The following is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities:

Pre-production positions
• Begins six to eight weeks before a play opens. Workers create or locate costumes, sets and props, hang and focus lights, distribute promotional materials, etc. These positions require a variable amount of time and allow flexible schedules.
• Costume Shop: shopper, crafts person, construction, alterations
• Set – carpentry, woodworking, painting, moving backdrops and furniture
• Props – shopper, construction, locator of unique items
• Electric – light installation, sound installation
• Facility – installations, repair, custodial, landscaping
• Publicity – distribution of posters, cards and other materials

Front-of-house positions share the excitement of Unity Theatre with our patrons as they enter our doors. For this important area, volunteers are engaging, friendly, courteous and good at trouble-shooting.
• Concessionaires – operate concession area before performances and during intermission
• Ushers – welcome attendees, distribute playbills and direct to seats

Administrative positions assist theatre staff with day-to-day operations
• Receptionist – greets visitors, answer questions, transfer calls
• Office Clerk – provides assistance to staff in assembling/copying materials
• Recyclist – picks up and delivers material to local recycling center

Let us help you find the role that will best utilize your talents and make the greatest contribution. For more information, or to volunteer your services, please call 979-830-1460 ext10 or email tickets@UnityBrenham.org.