University, arts council partner for youth theatre workshop and more
Published 2:55 pm Friday, April 10, 2015
From the Beaufort County Arts Council
This Saturday at the Turnage could well be called “ECU Day at the Turnage.” The Beaufort County Arts Council will partner with the East Carolina School of Theatre & Dance for two outstanding programs Saturday.
Beginning at 9 a.m., ECU’s Story Book Theatre Company will preside over a three and a half hour workshop for youth titled Exploration Through Theatre. Designed for youth age kindergarten and up, participants will explore playwriting, movement, acting, set construction, costume design, and props. At noon, parents, friends, family and the public are invited to attend the production developed and performed by the participants. Participants should bring a snack and wear comfortable clothing.
Special guest artist and ECU alumni Kris Lundberg will be the featured guest artist for the workshop. Lundberg is a licensed pre-K through grade 12 theatre instructor and the founder, director and lead teacher for Shakespeare’s Sister Theatre Company in New York City. She holds her bachelor-of-science degree in theatre education from East Carolina University. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA and the Actors’ Equity Association.
Registration for the workshop is only $8, and interested persons can call the arts council at 252-946-2504 to register in advance. The workshop will also take walk-ins on the day of the event.
Later that evening at 8 p.m., the ECU School of Theatre & Dance will present the concert version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical farce “Lucky Stiff.” Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online, by phone or by visiting the BCAC box office at the Turnage Theater at 150 W. Main St. in downtown Washington. Tickets will also be available at the theater beginning at 6:30 p.m. the day of the event. More information about these and other upcoming events sponsored by BCAC can be found online at www.beaufortcountyartscouncil.org or call 252-946-2504.