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Friday, February 22, 2019

hosting a field trip in the theatre

yesterday wasn't a typical day in the theatre where i work.  i hosted a group of 9th through 12th graders from a local high school's drama program.  they had a day-long field trip at the theatre where we did workshops with them about technical theatre and performing.  i taught the technical portion of the day and a friend who i went to college with taught the performing portion of the day.  we taught the students what it takes to bring a show to the stage from both the technical and the talent perspectives.

being a college professor and being the chair of our local stage hand union's education committee, i love any opportunity to educate young folks on the performing arts.  outreach programs such as these provide such great opportunities to expand the next generation's knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts through small hands-on training sessions with industry professionals.  i'm happy to have had the chance to help organize this and can't wait to offer it again!  there are more photos (that my co-worker took) on the theatre's facebook page here.

have a great weekend, we have another show (what else is new?!)
love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

That was a great opportunity for the students, you, and the theater. It got you back into teaching theater again. I hope other high schools take you up on this great opportunity to learn first hand.