Writers’ Theatre seeks high school students for new
Writers’ Theatre Youth Council
Glencoe, IL– Glencoe’s Writers' Theatre is currently seeking motivated, passionate high school students for the new Writers’ Theatre Youth Council. This new program was designed to engage students in the artistic and education programming at the theatre.
Through the program, Youth Council members will get behind-the-scenes access to Writers' Theatre productions, artists, and programs; participate in play readings and artistic discussion groups; attend monthly after-school meetings; host Youth Nights at the theatre; and represent a valued youth voice in theatre operations.
Over the years Writers’ has had the opportunity to have high school students complete senior projects at the theatre, work as volunteers, and attend performances. With the Youth Council, Writers’ provides an additional chance for students to learn by observing and experiencing the behind-the-scenes operation of a professional theatre. In order to have cross-school and cross-city artistic conversations, Writers’ would like a variety of area high schools represented. Applications are welcome from all students.
To be considered for the Youth Council, students must complete the application form and submit it, along with a resume, to Director of Education Nicole O'Connell via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must also provide two teacher references, and may be asked to interview.
ABOUT WRITERS’ THEATRE
Over the past twenty seasons, Writers' Theatre has become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers’ Theatre has been deemed the “best drama company in the nation” by the Wall Street Journal and achieved twenty years of surplus operations. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of 35,000 patrons each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry. Prized for the finest interpretations of classic and contemporary theatre in its two intensely intimate venues, Writers’ Theatre’s acclaimed work includes Artistic Director Michael Halberstam’s world premiere in Glencoe and subsequent production of A Minister’s Wife at Lincoln Center Theater; David Cromer’s productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Picnic; and the commissioning, world premiere and New York premiere of Crime and Punishment, which has received more than 30 subsequent regional theater productions.
In July, 2011, Writers’ Theatre announced the hiring of the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by principle Jeanne Gang, FAIA to design a new home for the Theatre in downtown Glencoe which will once again allow the Theatre to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility will resonate with and complement the Theatre’s neighboring Glencoe community and will add tremendous value to Chicagoland and the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.
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