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!

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