WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced a series of new Saturday morning acting classes for children. The 7-week course, designed for children in grades 1 through 4, starts Saturday, March 23 and goes to Saturday, May 4, 2013. The cost is $315 per child.
Kim Borge will teach the classes. A graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, Ms. Borge is a seasoned actress having performed in more than 40 productions locally. This fall she started teaching at WaterTower Theatre in the After School Drama Program at Anne Frank Elementary School.
The goal of the classes is to provide a platform for children to develop teamwork and listening skills, assist in confidence building, encourage creativity and other important life skills. To achieve this, the classes will provide an introduction to theatre and different cultures around the world, as well as an expansion of theatre knowledge. Some of the topics covered will include creative dramatics, improvisation, pantomime, script work, rhythm exercises, theatre techniques and terms, stage directions, enunciation and projection.
The classes will be held Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon at WaterTower Theatre. The dates of the classes are Saturday, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4.
Enrollment is limited. For more information or to enroll, call Janeth Farnsworth, Patron Services Manager, WaterTower Theatre at 972-450-6228 or email jfarnsworth @watertowertheatre.org. More information on the classes is available at www.watertowertheatre.org.
Kim Borge graduated from Texas Christian University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Kim has performed in over 40 productions locally and has started teaching with WaterTower Theatre this past fall. Previously, Kim taught some summer camps with Plano Children's Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical (Regional Premiere, Level Ground Arts), Lily in Annie at Theatre Arlington, Sally in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown at Onstage in Bedford, and Roxie in Chicago at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. Kim hopes to continue the process of growing as a performer and teaching kids what she has learned to make them more successful and confident in who they are.
Now in its 16th season, WaterTower Theatre began life in 1996 with 136 brave subscribers. Today, with over 2000 subscribers and a budget of $1.2 million, it consistently earns rave reviews in The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, and other local publications. With 104 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award Nominations and 28 wins to its credit, as well as 17 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards, WaterTower Theatre is home to the finest local talent.
A committed and intrepid producer of new work, the theatre has presented 5 world premiere productions and 13 regional premiere productions to date. WaterTower Theatre's tradition of world premiere programming includes the musicals Song of Motherhood and Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues. Dramatic world premieres include Free Fall with Sandy Duncan, Baptized to the Bone by Dave Johnson (which is enjoying healthy post-WaterTower Theatre life) and A Country Life, Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin's southern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Both Blind Lemon and A Country Life earned WaterTower Theatre a Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award for Best New Work.
WTT is privileged to make its home at the Addison Theatre Centre, an award-winning flexible theatre space that can be reconfigured to accommodate each new production WaterTower Theatre is a Constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre and a member of the Dallas Theatre League.
Pictured: Kim Borge