|December 2007 - Holiday Delights
|This festive evening includes classic holiday scenes from Louisa Mae
Alcott’s Little Women, Israel Horovitz’s Scrooge and Marley
and acclaimed Gloucester author Lee Kingman’s charming story, The
Magic Christmas Tree, rousing holiday music directed by Beth
Goldberg and choreography by Windhover Dance Company’s Carol Burnham.
Featuring students 6 to 15 years old from the Summer and Fall Gloucester
Stage Youth Acting Workshops.
2007 Youth Acting Workshops: Summer and Fall Sessions
Fifty-Five students ranging from 6 to 17 years old from seven different
New England communities participated in the 2007 Youth Acting Workshops
taught by GSC’s own Heidi Dallin. The Youth Acting Workshops, previously
offered only during the summer, have expanded to include a Fall Session
in 2007 and a Winter Session scheduled for late February 2008. Each
session is six weeks long.
Students in the Summer session memorized and performed Emily Dickinson
poems which coincided with Gloucester Stage’s production of The
Belle of Amherst starring Lindsay Crouse. Guest artists, including
Ms. Crouse and James Ijames, the star of GSC’s Ponies, visited
and worked with the students on delivering monologues and improvisation
techniques. Mime professional and Tufts University graduate Brendan Shea
introduced the students to mime. Youth Acting Workshops Intern and
Columbia College Theater major Katie Rose Sheehan assisted with the
Student Caroline Zola, age 12 of Newton, MA who participated in her
first Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop this summer, describes her
experience, "This past summer, I learned so much from Heidi. From
learning to recite a short poem, to being able to walk like a mime.
Everything we did was a blast, and I will continue to act with the
Gloucester Stage Company for many years to come."
The Fall Session of the Youth Acting Workshops, held
on Saturday mornings, began on September 15. During the Fall Session
students worked on beloved American poetry and scenes from classic
American drama as well as audition techniques.
All YAW Photos Taken by Gary Ng
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