CONTRIBUTION · 8th June 2011
Terrace Little Theatre
Although the Terrace Little Theatre did not receive federal funding for summer students, the Little Theatre That Could plans to move forward with its beloved Summer Drama Days.
Coordinator Marianne Weston says the lack of funding support is in part due to the surprise increase in minimum wage by the Province. "Service Canada has an obligation to contribute that amount and it went up so less positions could be funded".
Summer Drama Days took a two year hiatus giving the Society the opportunity to examine the mandate of the program. The 2011 program will return to the original objective - for kids to just have fun in a theatre setting.
"Drama Days is one of the ways we say 'thank you' to our community," says Weston. "It also gives us a chance to open the hearts of youngsters to community theatre, fostering potential future TLT members."
Weston adds that TLT is very aware of the generosity of local business and patrons, especially during fundraising drives so the club could compete in the provincial MAINSTAGE competitions. "The performances and competitions are personally rewarding in a self-centered way whereas Summer Drama Days is specifically about providing opportunities for others," she notes.
Registration forms have gone home via local schools and can be delivered to Uniglobe Travel. Parents should get their registrations in as soon as possible to insure their preferred slots.
Youth wishing to apply for instructor positions should check the Canada Job Bank.
TLT Summer Drama Days gratefully acknowledges the support of TErrace & District Arts Council.