Classes up Close: “Little Women” and Sewing

While most of our classes are well underway for the semester (and going great!), we are still accepting registrations for a couple of our second-half-of-the-semester classes. Here’s some more information on those…


A Staged Reading of “Little Women” for ages 12+

“Our Town” Staged Reading, 2015

Staged Readings are fast becoming a staple at A Work in Progress. They offer students the chance to explore classic material without the pressure of a fully staged production. Without the distraction that sets, costumes, and choreography often brings, students can focus on diving into the complex characters presented in the text, work through scenes to gain a better understanding of the characters’ motivations, and try something new. It also gives beginning actors a chance to have a lead role, while experienced actors have the opportunity to tackle well-known works to add to their repertoire.

Let’s have more than a “Little” Fun with our Spring staged reading. Don’t let the title fool you, there are some wonderful male roles in this beloved play. Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.  This adaptation skillfully compresses the novel while still including milestones such as Meg’s declaration of independence from the tyranny of Aunt March, Amy’s trip to Europe and even Beth’s death.  The play ends with Jo’s realization of her life’s work — the publication of her first novel.  Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives.  Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today. Directed by Nicole Cannella.

This class begins March 16th so register today!

For more information, and to register, click here!


Sewing Classes

Pam Macbeth fitting Mary Poppins

Many have watched in awe as our costume department has designed and created the costumes for our productions over the years. Now, students can learn for themselves, and create their own unique piece under the guidance of Pam Macbeth. Pam creates an environment that is encouraging and warm, and students progress quickly at their own pace.


Dream, Design, and Do (ages 12+)

Intermediate to advanced sewing skills required as well as working knowledge of machine, fundamentals of patterns terms and sewing language. Prior project selection and skill approved prior to class beginning. Select the pattern you have always wanted to make and step by step creation will occur during class time.

This class begins March 16th so register today!



Caregiver/Child Quilting (speak with instructor if under 12)

7441-MMS-1446085796200-attachment1-1002699015Caregivers and Children work side by side to create a basic cotton lap quilt. One machine required. Extensive supply and materials list provided and required for first class. Minimal skill needed by both.




This class begins March 16th so register today!

For more information on these sewing classes, and to register, click here!


As always, contact us if you have any questions. See you soon!


Jen Roca for all of us at AWIP

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