Playful Perdioical: September 2016
A New Play Storms the Stage
Embark on a transformative adventure with Naomi Iizuka’s new play The Last Firefly! Boom, the son of Thunder, sets out on an epic search for his father, ultimately discovering his true self and the strength within him that always existed. This play features mature themes and is strongly recommended for ages 8+, learn more about the show here.
Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Deb Shippee
In this month’s Behind the Scenes Spotlight, meet Costume Director Deb Shippee as she describes how costumes are “a vehicle for telling a story.” Renowned costume designer Helen Huang’s costume sketches for The Last Firefly are also featured. Learn more about the process that goes into creating all the costumes you get to see onstage here.
Neighborhood Bridges Awarded Grant
In December 2015, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children granted CTC’s own Neighborhood Bridges program $50,000 to support the in-school curriculum of six Minneapolis Public Schools. Neighborhood Bridges’ mission is to integrate arts-based teaching techniques to support the development of language and literacy skills. Read the full feature in Robins Kaplan’s Summary of Sharing. Read more about the Neighborhood Bridges Program here.
Become a Junior Producer!
Invest in a CTC production and in your child’s artistic passions. As a Junior Producer, your child will have insider access to the artists and crew behind the magic on stage. Experience a new side of CTC this season as a Junior Producer for Cinderella with a tax deductible contribution of $500. Contact Annual Fund Coordinator, Sarah Marrs at 612.872.5195 to become a Jr Producer. Learn more.
Community Education Workshop
Are you interested in learning more about dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences? The Community Education Workshop Series at Groves Academy is one important way we pass along valuable information to parents, students, educators, and other professionals. All workshops are open to the public and low cost. To register or learn more, please visit grovesacademy.org/events