Albuquerque Little Theatre Introduces a New Program Specifically for Senior Artists

ALT is looking for seasoned and eager-but-inexperienced actors, singers, technicians, and playwrights for an exciting new program. The program will offer training and performance opportunities tailored specifically to artists 55 and older.

Led by award-winning actor, director and arts educator Staci Robbins, members of the company will train together in weekly "work-outs" that include improvisation, scene study, character development, script development and rehearsal for MainStage, Readers Theatre, and touring productions. The group will develop a repertoire of classic and contemporary offerings as well as write, design and produce work developed by its members. Membership fees for the program are based on a semester-long commitment (12 weeks).

Says Robbins, "There aren't a lot of opportunities for older artists, particularly actors, to work on local stages. These artists are healthy, active and have a life's worth of emotional experiences to share, but there simply aren't enough age-appropriate roles out there. This rep company style troupe will offer a wonderful opportunity for engagement in, and with, a supportive group of like-minded individuals, continually exploring their creativity while contributing to the enrichment and education of the community."

The program will run January 23 - April 24th on Tuesday mornings. It will culminate in a showcase for the public on May 1st. Anyone interested in this new performance program is invited to attend an informational meeting on Saturday, November 4th at 2 pm at the Albuquerque Little Theatre. The meeting will include presentations from the ALT Executive Director Henry Avery as well as program director Staci Robbins. There will also be a discussion where YOU can help us shape this program. We look forward to seeing you there!

Related Articles

View More Albuquerque
Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram