August 6, 2009

Summer Youth Theatre Workshop

A Summer Youth Theatre Workshop was recently conducted at Northeast Alabama Community College. As a result of the workshop, 42 youths ranging in age from 10 to 15 got some hands-on experience in the college’s renowned Theatre Department. The workshop consisted of five days of intense theatre curriculum including play production components, basics of acting, improvisation, and dance.

Each day began at 9:00 am with vocal and body warm-ups, followed by a breakout session with individual teachers, and concluded with an ensemble session. Current and former Northeast drama students worked with the youth each day. The NACC students were Lydia Armstrong, Autumn Brown, Cody Brown, Taylor Campbell, Devin Kennamer, Judy Nicole Kirby, Ally Nelson, Kayleigh Smith, and Laura Spears. The students conducted workshops on inner resources, physicalization, vocalization, and characterization. Regan McClung directed the camp and coordinated all activities. NACC Theatre Technical Director Brad Archer designed the set and lighting. NACC Theatre Director Mark Webb supervised all aspects of the camp. The summer theatre camp was capped off with a variety show complete with performances from each group reflective of their specific content, as well as a dance number, which was choreographed by Kayleigh Smith.

“The Summer Youth Theatre Workshop always is a great event to have on our campus,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “We enjoy having these students with us. Our NACC Theatre staff consisting of Mr. Mark Webb (Director), Mrs. Regan McClung (Theatre Office Manager), and Mr. Brad Archer (Theatre Technical Director) and their assistants work very hard at making this a personally and educationally rewarding event for the participants and their families. As always, they were right on the mark this summer with another very successful workshop.”

NACC Theatre’s upcoming productions will be Death of a Salesman, Little Shop of Horrors, and Steel Magnolias. We hope to see you “at the theatre”! Seating is reserved, and all tickets are $5.00. For more information, contact the Theatre Department at phone ext. 218 or; or go to NACC Theatre.

2009 Theatre Workshop participants