CONTACT JANET JESSE
REALITY Theatre announces its 2013 Summer Theatre Workshop open to all interested high school students. The workshop includes six sessions on Sundays beginning June 23 through July 28 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at OMNI Youth Services, 1111 W. Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. The Summer Theatre Workshop is free of charge for teens who are interested in joining the REALITY troupe.
REALITY Theatre is a troupe of teens from north and northwest suburban high schools. They develop and perform theatre productions which offer alternatives to destructive behaviors and deliver positive messages on body image, substance abuse prevention, anti-bullying, internet and cyber safety, family relationships and celebrating differences. REALITY Theatre performs at elementary, junior high and high schools throughout Northern Illinois, at conferences, special events, leadership camps, and resource fairs. REALITY Theatre is a program of OMNI Youth Services, the largest and most comprehensive youth service organization in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
Teens with theatre experience are encouraged to attend. Teens without acting experience will be taught the skills they need. REALITY is looking for teens who are outgoing and wish to be positive role models for other young people. Participants in the Summer Theatre Workshop will learn new acting skills, refresh and enhance existing skills, meet new people, and find out about opportunities to perform with REALITY Theatre during the 2013 – 14 school year. During the six-week program, the teens will learn improvisation skills, theatre games, how to build characters, and scene development using personal stories and other sources for raw materials.
The Summer Theatre Workshop will be led by Melissa Estes, the artistic director of REALITY Theatre. Ms. Estes has over 25 years experience as a high school theatre teacher and director. Assistant director Samantha Gassel is a recent graduate in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Janet Jesse is the Summer Theatre Workshop’s coordinator. Janet has years of experience as a not-for-profit executive coordinating fine arts programs and events for high schools, Girl Scouts, and other youth groups.
For information on enrolling in the REALITY Summer Theatre Workshop, contact Janet Jesse at 847-353-1706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the REALITY website at www.reaitytheatre.weebly.com and the OMNI website at www.omniyouth.org.