21CCLC Meaningful Out-of-School-Time Programs host Theater Week

In support of its efforts to promote community arts the South East Education Cooperative’s MOST program contracts with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre from Barrette, Minnesota to provide two professional actors to teach and rehearse with students to present a play at some of its rural sites.

The week begins with auditions followed by students receiving their role(s). After all roles are selected, students learn basic stage directions, voice projection, learning to read from a script, and on-stage discipline. Part way through the week, they begin helping assemble the set that coordinates with the play. They talk about proper costuming and make-up. Prairie Fire provides all costumes and make-up.

Having this opportunity through the school enables the community to be a part of an enrichment activity such as theater. Without needing to drive a great distance, local and area residents get an opportunity to enjoy the arts, watch students thrive in a fun, new way, and allows a chance to build some community pride.

“Theater Week is by far the most popular week at each Meaningful Out-of-School-Time (MOST) site. The performances were all successful and many parents comment on how wonderful it is to bring theater to the community. It was a fun and rewarding week!” shares Sheila Kriewald, SEEC 21CCLC Rural Site Coordinator.

Kriewald applied for and was awarded a $1,250 Special Project grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts to help provide funds for bringing in high-quality support and encourage the continuation and growth of the arts.

Griggs County Central

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Performance: June 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

Students Involved: 46

Attendance: 200

 

Edgeley

“Alice In Wonderland”

Performance: June 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Students Involved: 28

Attendance: 150

 

Valley City

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Performance: June 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Students Involved: 30

Attendance: 200

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