What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Would you take that acting class? Learn to sing? Try your hand at cabaret performing? Simply awaken that creative muse who’s lain dormant for far too long?
The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is offering theatre workshops for adults and children that are sure to chip away at a few things on some folks’ bucket lists — all in a safe, nonjudgemental environment meant to nurture the individual. There are scene-study classes for ages 11 and up, singing for non-singers, cabaret showcases for adults, playwriting for 11-17, and even a special workshop for grandmothers, mothers, and daughters: “Broads on the Boards.”
In this workshop, funded by the EGF/GF Community Foundation Women’s Fund, participants will take an interesting life story, write it as a monologue, then perform it for a live audience on March 8th.
Also this spring, children of military men and women who have been deployed will have the chance to tell their stories on stage in “Deployed,” in addition to a Native American Folk Stage workshop for American Indian children in which they will take cultural stories and bring them to life on stage. This workshop is a partnership with the North Star Council and partially funded by EcoLab. (“Broads on the Boards”, “Deployed,” and “Native American Folk Stages” are free workshops, limited to the first 15 people who sign up.)
In Creative Play, adults will have a chance to explore various creative outlets in a safe, non-judgemental 4-week workshop – acting games, dance, journaling exercises, and creating a “vision board.” Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook, a mug, and their imagination.