2016 April stART Newsletter
Welcome to stART (Share the Art), a program committed to bringing local area high school students closer to all of the professional arts experiences in their own community. We have been working diligently with a committed group of arts organizations, teachers, administrators, and most importantly students - all who are interested in networking with other schools, linking together with other creative people, and experiencing great theater, music, visual art, dance, film, and more.
1) What grade are you in and what is your favorite subject at school and why?
I am a junior in high school, and my favorite subjects are English, Theater, and Television Production. I love English because I love to read and write. It brings out the creativity in me. I love Theater because I love interpreting new characters for people. I love to be a different personality because most people know me as quiet and weird person, but when they see me act it's like sending a message to not judge a book by its cover. As for Television Production, I love to create videos to entertain. It's fun and cool to know that all this work can be put into something amazing such as a film or movie. It's not easy to do films... especially editing.
2) What was your favorite stART event?
I loved the stART events when we went to rehearsals for a play at Mason Gross, and also the jazz concert. During the rehearsals I got to see how I could work in the future comparing their tech to mine. What we are doing is totally different compared to the professional world.
3) Why do you like participating in stART and going to cultural events?
I like participating in the stART program because it's an amazing experience. Everything they do is amazing in every aspect with a variety of cultures and experiences. You learn something new every time.
4) What do you want to see stART do more of in the future?
I want to see stART get the next generation involved in experiencing the diversity of our community and the diversity of what fine, visual, and performing arts has to offer. People often say "Oh, acting or filming looks easy", but I love getting to see behind the scenes of how it was made and all the hard work that goes into it.
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:
As a part of the creative team of Crossroads Theatre Company’s “College Colors” I was pleased that we were able to share this work with the stART group. I believed that this show would be a great chance for open discussion and exchange, and the stART students did not disappoint. As an artist, there can be some apprehension when sharing your work with a new audience. With this show it was especially true because of the complex and potentially controversial nature of its themes. I was curious to see how the students would interact with the story and characters. It was a pleasure to be a part of the discussion, with the special addition of the entire cast sharing their thoughts after the show.