South Bend Civic Theatre to Offer New Classes for The Fall
South Bend Civic Theatre has expanded and enhanced the Education program to offer exciting and fun classes for youth and adults. Starting the week of August 25, students will have the opportunity to engage with highly skilled and award-winning teachers in exploring their creativity and talent in a variety of activities. New SBCT Education and Outreach Director Carys Kresny is thrilled by the quality and range of Michiana talent that has joined SBCT so far to teach, study, and perform. She is excited to welcome more participants to "find their light" in SBCT's program.
Kresny, whose work as a director and teacher has been featured in such diverse settings as Giants' Stadium on baseball's opening day, Echo Glen Children's Detention Center, and Lincoln Center, truly believes that theater is for everyone-and that talent blooms in each individual. She seeks out professional teaching artists who are experts at developing creative excellence in a nurturing, fun class environment.
Kresny says "Whether you're a toddler venturing into the joy of imaginative play, a school-age student with a passion for performance, or a teenage writer or performer, you'll find like-minded friends and extraordinary teachers at SBCT. If you're a theatre-curious adult-or an experienced performer looking for great mentorship-you can "get your art on" at SBCT. You'll surprise yourself with the freedom and ease you'll discover onstage and you'll enjoy informal after-class social and performance opportunities. And, if you love the crafty side of theater and are looking for a fun, meaningful way to spend time with your family, SBCT has added a new intergenerational technical theater class in Costume and Fashion Design and Construction! And, as an added bonus to coincide with the program's commitment to learning through performance exposure, all students enrolled in the SBCT Education kids and youth program will receive a free admission to SBCT's flagship production of Frankenstein"
Through generous gifts from sponsors and corporate partners, SBCT has many scholarship opportunities to insure that all passionate students can participate in the joy of making theatre.
SBCT's Firehouse Theatre at 701 Portage Ave will serve as the primary Education location for classes and workshops. Other classes will be held at the First United Methodist Church (across the street from South Bend Civic Theatre's building on Main St.)