Born Out of Creativity & Community
Children Tap Into Their Creative Side
A Youth Theatre Workshop evolved after much demand in 1998. The goal was to provide a cultural and creative outlet for youth over 13. Due to its great popularity, another program, the Teen Theatre Workshop was implemented in 2001, for participants to continue dance and vocal instruction. In 2003, the Music Theatre Workshop was developed, providing an intensive music theatre instruction course. As the demand continued for the Youth Theatre Workshops and the waiting list grew each year, a second Youth Theatre Workshop was established in 2004. Clearly, this is an ever growing area and demonstrates that the theatre is prospering amongst Grand County youth, which shows us that RMRT has a strong future.
- The program has generated ongoing funding through numerous fundraising efforts, grants, program fees and ticket sales. Each year program evaluations are completed and youth interviews are conducted, giving us the opportunity to meet the needs and provide the youth with expanded programming and enhancement of the workshops.
- It was unknown the endless benefits that would be gained by the youth. These programs offer a cultural and creative outlet for youth that many do not have the opportunity to experience at school. Youth have learned to tap into their creative side. It offers a different arena for youth to be successful and builds confidence. As one parent shared, “As the younger of two brothers, this experience really boosted Isaac’s confidence and gave him an area to shine.” To date, eight of our participants are now pursuing arts and theatre at a college level. This year, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre has started raising funds for scholarships for youth to continue their education efforts in the arts. Each year, the Rep awards two $1,000 Judith and Skelly Warren Scholarships to Grand County graduating seniors.
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