Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2 June Events with Passing the Torch! June 11th and June 22nd

Wednesday June 22nd at 6pm at the Miller Middle School in Lake Katrine, NY
Passing the Torch Through the Arts and Kathleen Fancher of the Miller Middle School in Kingston NY with funding from the Duchess County Arts Council has fused arts into the social studies curriculum and will present a program of Greek Mythology and Improvisational acting.
                      “Greek Mythology and Improv”
A group of newly trained Miller School 6th graders and Michael Monasterial of Passing the Torch will perform 4 classic Greek Myths and two generated by the students themselves.

This program was devised as a way to excite students and engage them into the material by making it challenging and fun and as the nature of Improv acting suggests you have to be “totally present” and in the moment, which was the entire point of the exercise.
The Students learned some other vital skills, like public speaking: posture, positioning, projection and audience engagement and also totally immersed themselves in the material, but mostly they had a lot of fun in an academic pursuit, (for some of them it was the first time).
So join us for what we are sure will be a program of surprises, fun  and somebody might actually learn something. It is Free admission and the room number will be posted the evening of the performance at the Miller school.
For more information please call 845-901-6820

Also coming in June…

 Saturday June 11th
Second Saturday Theater
Howland Cultural Center in Beacon NY.

The Howland Cultural Center and Passing the Torch Through the Arts present

“Works in Progress”
an Actors/playwrights lab that performs staged readings

This month we are presenting drafts of two new works for our Fall season. To be presented at 8pm.

Richard Pryor: Uncensored Genius”And“My name is Paul Robeson”

*These are first drafts of works and it is part of our process to encourage audience feedback and participation.

We are still looking for all level of actors to read these works and for other lab projects so actors please come ready to join in.

  Our lab starts at 6:00pm and is $5.00 for writers.
  Our performance starts at 8:00pm and is $10.00 for the general public.

Come Catch the Fire of Inspiration!

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