Acorn Productions to Host Comedy Workshops for Westbrook Teens, Teach K-12 Acting Class
Acorn Productions announces two community collaborations that will bring theatre educators into after-school programs in Westbrook, Maine.
The Westbrook-based non-profit company has received a generous $3,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation to support a series of free improvisational comedy workshops for Westbrook teens at My Place Teen Center. In these workshops, participants will work with faculty members of the Acorn Acting Academy to gain confidence and self-esteem through theater exercises. The program addresses the need for community building and will run at the MPTC for four six-week sessions this school year.
Acorn Productions is also collaborating with the Westbrook Community Center to teach a K-12 acting class focusing on introductory theatre skills while creating an original short play celebrating Maine's Fall vegetables. Young actors will add one part garden science to one part actor training to present their production, "Playing With Your Food" at the end of the session for friends and family. Acorn will be partnering with the WCC for five eight-week sessions throughout the school year.
Acorn is thrilled to be working with these two local organizations to give youth an introductory theatre experience and a unique after-school activity.
Acorn Productions is located at 90 Bridge Street, Suite 125, Westbrook, ME 04092. Call (207) 854-0065 or visit www.acorn-productions.org. My Place Teen Center is located at 755 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092. Call (207) 854-2800 or visit Myplaceteencenter.org for more information. The Westbrook Community Center is located at 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook, ME 04092. Call (207) 854-0676 or visit www.westbrookcommunitycenter.org.
Acorn Productions was founded in 1998 and currently makes its home in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. The company's mission is to invigorate the community of performing artists in Southern Maine. Acorn seeks to nurture new performance pieces, develop artist collaborations, train new talent, and make the arts accessible to a wide spectrum of the general public. Acorn also offers educational programs, including acting classes and workshops, and offers fiscal sponsorships to grassroots organizations or individual artists seeking to become more active members of the performing arts community. Call our office (207-854-0065) or visit our website (www.acorn-productions.org) for more information about our classes and programs.