Submitted by FMCT.
Over 30 years ago, Ann Vander Maten had a vision to expand FMCT’s educational programming for children, thus creating the Prairie Theatre Academy. While the Academy has taken on new names and new leaders since then, in the past seven years participation in their children’s programs has tripled. This outstanding growth has also been replicated in the number of artistic volunteers that FMCT has welcomed for auditions, production, and performances.
In order to bring these two aspects of FMCT together, the theatre announced yesterday their Training Ground Education Initiative. FMCT’s Training Ground objective is to deepen its educational roots to grow artists of all ages, by contracting skilled educators in each area of theatre arts, and place a strong focus on learning through process and performance.
The programs under Training Ground fall into age-specific categories:
Classes in some categories begin March 20; visit the FMCT Training Ground website for detailed information and a full schedule.