This fall Whidbey Children’s Theater debuts its first program specifically intended to expand their offerings for high school performing artists. The program incorporates community professionals who specialize in various fields connected to the performing arts leading four-hour workshops the second Sunday of each month throughout the school year—the program is aptly titled Second Sunday.
The first semester of Second Sunday begins on Sunday, Sept. 13 with a three-part series taught by director and actor Andrew Grenier.
The class continues on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Black Box at Whidbey Children’s Theater. Each session will deal with the personal craft of the artist: commitment, courage, discipline and discovery. In short, “Who am I? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?”
The class will strive to provoke critical thought and honest emotion, to embrace ourselves body and soul. Theatre “games,” movement exercises, character exploration, and the embrace of all the arts will be incorporated into each session.
The cost is $150 for all three sessions, or $60 for the first. The first session is a pre-requisite for the second session. Whidbey Children’s Theater is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization providing training for youth in the performing arts for over 30 years.