Artistic Director Jaclyn Johnston shared, “We’re devising a piece of theatre working with 26 youth from the area, where we research historical facts from that infamous voyage and then, using improv and creative movement, the youth are putting their touches on a show that will be unique only to Festival Theatre.”
"It’s really inspiring to watch the creative process. Our youth are used to being in youth and family shows - they’re always ready to dive into characters but asking them take ownership on the creation of the character has really opened them up”
Arts Education Director, Rachel Kuhnle led a workshop with the young actors on Saturday and spoke a little about the process and the goals:
"To get our creative juices flowing, we devised a movement piece based on rain. Everybody shared what came to their minds and we got answers ranging from "wet and loud” to "sad but boring” to "rain is like my tears" then we took all these feelings and words and as a group we came up with different ways to express rain with our bodies - we made a series of movements that became a piece.”
“I hope they leave thinking ‘we could do this ourselves, you know we could just make something up - we don’t have to wait for someone to create something for us, we can do this ourselves.’”
Come support the youth of the community and connect with this historical event in a new way. Tickets for The Titanic Project are $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for youth (5-25) and can be purchased here, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the box office at 715-483-3387.