Area Performing Arts Classes Available
Up until this last year, HLT had included performing arts options in its schedule. Due to the new format and schedule changes, we are not able to offer Performing Arts through the HLT program, but there are local opportunities that are exciting options for your students. This will open opportunity to more students and also keep costs lower for those families that do not wish to enroll with HLT to have these options. The following class is available through the Enlightening the Dark Theater Arts Program. We have a passion for the Arts and hope that you will consider these options for your students even though we will not be offering them this year.
Keep in mind that WTHSA's Academy of the Arts also offers a variety of art and music classes for students. Be sure to check them out!
Instructor/Coach: Bryanna Ruesche &
Organization: Enlightening the Dark
Theater Arts Program
Location: 3563 Highway 45 North, Jackson
Day/Time: Fridays 9:00-12:00
Cost: $65/month to be paid to the Instructor
Join us Next Year for new theatrical experiences!
We are very excited to announce a more direct collaboration with Mrs. Bry and Mrs. Kennedy next year!
Every Friday from 9:00-12:00, the curriculum will include 1 hour of sign language instruction (with Mrs. Kennedy) and then transition into 2 hours of rehearsal time (with Mrs. Bry, as director and Mrs. Kennedy, as assistant director).
The semester will begin in September of 2018 with auditions and a sign up sheet for crew positions! NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY!Through auditions, we will assign roles for onstage and off stage. All of our tech crew will be guided in how to do their responsibilities and how to help pull a show together like a professional theatre company. All of our actors will learn how to do intensive character development throughout the year.
We are proud to announce that the play for the year will be "Falling In Love with Silence." This story has been on Mrs. Kennedy's heart for a while and offers some powerful messages. With the assistance of Mrs Bry, the script will be completed this summer and ready for the stage as the new semester approaches. We are extremely excited about this collaboration.
The play tells the stories of characters within and surrounding the deaf community. They encounter typical issues that high schoolers face but they also must discover who they are and what they can do in the midst of their unique circumstances. It is our hope to use this production to reach out to the deaf community and use this as an opportunity for our students to learn ministry through the performing arts. This will culminate into a full-length final performance at the end of the school year.We can't wait to offer this sign language and theatre experiences to your students!