Whidbey Children’s Theater announces intensive program for teenage performers

Posted in Community News, Theater and Dance

August 19, 2015

This fall Whidbey Children’s Theater will debut its first program specifically intended to expand their offerings for high school performing artists.

The program will incorporate community professionals who specialize in various fields connected to the performing arts, leading four-hour workshops on the second Sunday of each month throughout the school year. The program will be aptly titled “Second Sunday.”

The first semester of Second Sunday will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13 with a three-part series taught by director and actor Andrew Grenier.

Grenier has held a rich and diverse career as a successful educator, classroom teacher, counselor, facilitator and administrator, aligned with extensive professional and personal experience as a consultant, creative artist, and mentor. Locally, Grenier has directed, taught, facilitated and acted at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts over the past four years, and he participated in the reading of “8” at Outcast Productions.

Grenier’s three-part series starts Sept. 13 and runs Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Black Box at Whidbey Children’s Theater. Each session will deal with the personal craft of the artist: commitment, courage, discipline (personal and professional agreements) and discovery. In short, “Who am I? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?” The class will strive to provoke critical thought and honest emotion, to embrace ourselves body and soul. Theatre “games,” movement exercises, character exploration and the embrace of all the arts (and artists) will be incorporated into each session.

The cost is $150 for all three sessions or $60 for the first. The first session is a pre-requisite for the second session.

For more information on Second Sunday, Grenier’s Fall Semester Session, or to register, visit www.wctmagic.org or call 360-221-8707.

Whidbey Children’s Theater is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization providing training for youth in the performing arts for over 30 years.

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