Lee Street Theatre is proud to announce it's launching a new program dedicated to the education of students from Rowan, Davidson, and Davie Counties! The My Mind Matters, My Words Matter Tour will be working to stimulate interest in students toward the use of devised theatre as a forum for representing their own ideas and issues in both a public but professional manner.
The program begins with a live theatrical performance, presented by Lee Street theatre performers, brought directly to each school. From there, our small cast of performers will work to educate students on the different elements of theatre in order to help them create their own pieces geared toward the topics of their choice. Each day will be designed to cover a new aspect of the production, leading to a final showcase of their work by the end of the week.
But Lee Street won't stop there! As an added bonus each school would receive nominations for applicants to participate in the main stage showcase of their work from the tour, which would be presented in our theatre, right here in Salisbury. Those accepted into the Showcase at Lee Street would be striving toward receiving the ultimate prize of our 1st Annual Theatre Education Matters Scholarship. The purpose of this award would be to help aid those students in their pursuit toward an Arts Education.
With all of these exciting new developments, however, there are still some things we want to learn from our community. How can this program be shaped towards an education that caters the students in your schools? Can your school handle a weeklong program, featuring a toured performance, three days of worships lasting 3-4 hours each, and a final showcase at the end of the week? Which topics within the Essential Standards for Theatre Arts mean the most to your school? What type of 3-4 person plays should we present to your students that will ensure their interest in the program from the start?
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For info about the tour, please contact our
Educational Development Coordinator
Morgan L. Summers
At our office: 9:30am-5:30pm M-F
Over the phone: 704-310- 5507
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin Billings, Marketing Director
Caitlin Billings recently graduated from Catawba College with a B.A. in Theatre Education and completed a second internship with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan as season Publicist and Assistant Photographer. She has dabbled in every theatrical field such as costumes, performance, stage management, and directing though she has found that her heart is in promotion and marketing. When she is not in the theater, Caitlin freelances as a photographer. She picked up her first camera at fourteen and never put it down. She also is an avid writer of fiction and is currently the co-author of a young adult novel she is writing with her long time friend.
My Mind Matters
My Words Matter
Morgan L. Summers is taking on the exciting new position of Educational Development Coordinator for Lee Street Theatre. Along with creating this School Tour, which is planned to expose students to the elaborate world of Devised Theatre, she will also be working as the Production Manager for our 5th Annual Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley. This Jersey girl moved to North Carolina in 2008, where she began her work in theatre at Charlotte Catholic High School. From there, Catawba College welcomed Morgan into a new home that brought her closer with both the community of Salisbury and Lee Street Theatre. Morgan graduated from Catawba in 2016 with a degree in Theatre Education, leading her into her first job out of school as a Touring Actor/Director with Missoula Children’s Theatre; an experience that took her across the North West working with schools and students from all walks of life. Though only here until the end of the Holidays, Morgan hopes to build a strong relationship between Lee Street Theatre and the local Schools of our community in a way that welcomes their expression in, in order to get their words out and heard. In her spare time she also works at the U.S. National Whitewater Center where she specializes as a Team Development Facilitator, while also serving as a Land Sports Guide throughout their various Zip Line, Rock Climbing, and other Ropes courses.