Saturday, July 08, 2006

Powerhouse Theater apprentice program

Today in the Poughkeepsie Journal; an article about middle school students shadowing College Theater majors at Vassar College. It sounds like an awesome program to get young people interested in the theater and give them a behind the scenes look.

"After acting out a scene from Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," theater major Lila Claghorn found her most outspoken critics were a group of seventh-graders.

"Get angrier if you want us to believe you," students told Claghorn after a fight scene between sisters Blanche and Stella.

Claghorn said her critics were right.

College students and students from Poughkeepsie Middle School are learning together this week as part of the Powerhouse Apprentice Program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie."

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