Volunteer teachers versed in the dramatic and musical arts are always welcome to lend their talents to the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association, the SIMHS’s self-sustaining program that promotes positive mental health and self-confidence in young people.
The Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Company sponsors three dramatic/musical workshop series (fall, spring and summer) each year for budding thespians or returning stage veterans 5- to-18-years-old. Tuition is moderate, and a limited number of scholarships is available.
The program director and her predominantly volunteer staff teach the children all aspects of the theatre arts, and each workshop culminates in the children performing a classic Broadway musical for school classes and the public. Every child in the workshop gets a chance to perform on stage. As their training in the theatre arts progresses, the children learn the value of commitment and teamwork, develop their creative expression, hone their socialization and communication skills, and build more self-confidence.
Many of the older performers have been with the Children’s Theatre troupe since they were kindergartners, and alumni often return to pass on their skills.
For more information visit www.statenislandchildrenstheatre.com
Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association
669 Castleton Avenue West Brighton, 10301
Rosemarie Callahan, Director