by Nitra Gutierrez, Middle School and High School Program Associate
This summer, we’ll be working with Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble students in a two-week conservatory style acting program to continue nurturing our artistic practice for the upcoming school year. We’ll be holding classes to hone our skills in voice production, movement and scene study. Students will:
- Develop their presence on stage
- Learn tricks to stay in the moment during scene work, and
- Continue cultivating their memorization and projection skills.
Students will meet in the afternoons from July 16-27 at the Scottish Rite Theatre to unlock the skills that professional actors use in their creative practice.
Changing Lives is a group of teen artist/activists who create original pieces of theatre to spark dialogue about issues that affect teens. During the school year we work as a group to create an original theatre piece about an issue important to teens. In spring we tour our show to middle schools all over the Austin area. Ensemble member positions are paid during the school year program. This year’s summer program is designed to serve students who would like to continue with the ensemble in the fall semester.
If you know a teen between the ages of 14-20 who would like to use their voice to create positive change in their community, is interested in performance and would be a good fit for the ensemble, please contact our Artistic Director, Nitra Gutierrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an interview.
P.S. I never went to summer camp. Summer camp was my Grandparents’ backyard — we lived in our bathing suits. My favorite summer was probably the one when we watched Dirty Dancing every day (twice sometimes!)