Actor/Directors visiting our area next week for the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council’s residency with Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold three workshops for young actors.
The directors of “King Arthur’s Quest”, Nicki Stone and Bridgett Thesing will conduct 45-minute workshops directed toward three different grade levels.
All classes start at 3:00 pm in the gymnasium building at Boys Home, 414 Boys Home Road in Covington.
Kids grades 7-12 will meet Tuesday, June 13, with grades 3-6 attending on Thursday, June 15. Then on Friday, June 16, first and second graders will have their turn to join the fun.
The basic tools of an actor’s trade – observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination will be presented and explored in an entertaining manner. The three classes are designed with age-appropriate instruction.
All students participate in a variety of fun exercises, learning to apply the actor’s tools to both performing and everyday life.
Nikki is an MFA performing arts graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design and holds a BA in theatre arts from Lagrange College. Bridget’s theatre arts degree is from the University of Louisville.
There is no cost for these workshops, but parents or students must register in advance by calling 540-962-ARTS (2787). Children need not be part of the cast of King Arthur’s Quest to participate.
The Arts Council has presented Missoula Children’s Theatre in our community since 1995 and is pleased to have Boys Home, Inc. as a partner in this year’s venture. Funding support is provided by the Alleghany Foundation, the Frances P. Rupert Memorial Scholarship Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.