The Theatre Company of Saugus presented a Children’s Theatre Workshop during the summer of 2009. Running on two Mondays, on 27 July and on 3 August 2009, sessions were held from 8:30 AM until 3 PM. The location was the Cliftondale Congregational Church, at 50 Essex Street in Saugus, Massachusetts. It was fully subscribed.
The workshop was designed for children ages 7 to 11. Each day the children engaged in various exciting new theatrical activities, including: Singing, Dancing, Masks, Puppetry, Pantomime, Acting, Improvisation, and Arts and Crafts. The workshop focus was on preparing participants to audition as the Munchkins in our production of The Wizard of Oz.
The workshop director was Terrie Bater. Terrie has a degree in Theater Education, teaches in a dance school, and is a schoolteacher. She was assisted by Theatre Company of Saugus personnel with expertise in various aspects of theatre, including Bobby Imperato, who has several years experience supervising children’s drama programs.
There was no cost for the sessions, they were free. A limited number of spaces were available. All the information and registration materials are in the brochure.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.