August 17, 2011


Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Trains 42

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 an ensemble session, and concluded with individual sessions with teachers. Current and former Northeast drama students worked with the youth each day. The NACC students were Brenna Clark, Kayleigh Smith, Rebecca Harper, Garan Tinsley, Zach Moore, Cody Brown, and Laura Spears. 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 students and teachers completed the week with a variety show complete with performances from each group, as well as a dance number, which was choreographed by Kayleigh Smith.

“We always look forward to having the Summer Youth Theatre Workshop on campus,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “It is a great experience not only for the youth, but for us as well. We’ve been doing this program long enough now where a number of the actors and actresses in our recent plays were in our Youth Theatre Workshop. This program is really a very good training ground for our Theatre productions.”

Pending contract availability NACC Theatre’s upcoming productions will be The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fiddler on the Roof, and Second Samuel. We hope to see all of you “at the theatre”! Seating is reserved, and all tickets are $5.00.

For more information, contact the Theatre Department at college extension *2218 or visit the college’s website click on the theatre link. All shows pending contract availability.

Theatre Workshop participants onstage