Today's blog is a Two-fer.
At the bottom of the email you will see the info for our Channel 12 Interview that will run this weekend. It was on our partnership with The Klein auditorium for the After School at the Klein (ASK) program that started this week. FREE to Bridgeport students from 8th grade-12th grade. Part of our "mentoring" component.
Classes in Commercial production, Film and TV, Voice, Acting, Puppetry, Shakespeare, Improv, Sketchup, Flashmob, Stage Tech and much more. Taught by teachers from NPT and the area. All Pros. College Interns assist and get to take the classes for free as well. I took the amazing intern, Kate Billard, with me to the interview. She has put together (with Tyler) our social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Then the next part of this blog is a FOCUS ON: Shay LaRusso!
Shay is a voice student of mine who is also on our Youth Board. She is at every meeting, every event and is often featured as a singing waiter and performer in our "youth" section of the shows for non profits.
She also recently won the role of Penny, in Hairspray! A part she is perfect for and will perform in January at Yorktown Stage! I would have been proud of her no matter what because she really went for the role. She dressed for it, prepared for it and was even a bit sick when she auditioned, but still lasted till the bitter end.
She will also be performing for the So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star event on Oct 19th, at the Watermark. The picture below shows she and her sister and her cousin singing for the seniors at this space and was one of the reasons we came up with having the event there.
CONGRATULATIONS SHAY for having the relentless spirit of a performer and for being a great student and youth board member!
Shay with cousin Shelby caroling at senior homes during the Holidays.
Info on the channel 12 airings: