Honing their skills: Studio 1’s 12@1 an intensive acting experience

By Kamryn Guye
Times-News correspondent 
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Studio 1's 12@1 is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Sara McMillan Brown Theatre at Studio 1, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington. [Photo submitted

Youth theater in Burlington is more alive than ever.
   With numerous shows and productions taking place each year, it’s clear to see just how much theater productions are enjoyed across Alamance County.
   And although acting is a favorite hobby among many, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Studio 1 is a popular theater group located in Burlington that puts on a handful of youth, as well as adult productions, each year. The upcoming production, 12@1, is helping middle school-aged children improve their acting skills and showcase them in a performance later that night.
    Participants arrive at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2019 and work on assigned scripts, written by local kids and adults. For 12 hours, they work to memorize, rehearse and perfect their scripts.
    Studio 1’s executive director Tami Kress describes it as “a crazy roller coaster ride.” But also calls it “a great experience for kids to learn all kinds of group skills and theater skills.”
    Studio 1 also host as similar version of the event for high schoolers called 24@1. The idea is the same, but groups participate in a lock-in and work on the scripts over a period of 24 hours before performing them.
    The 12@1 performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2019, in the Sara McMillan Brown Theatre inside Studio 1, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington.
Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more details, call 336-534-0321 or visit www.studio1online.org
Kamryn Guye is a senior at Williams High School and a Times-News intern. She can be reached at kguye@thetimesnews.com. 
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