R-H Alumni to Discuss Theatre with Students Virtually
Rush-Henrietta Spotlight Theatre is thrilled to present a series of virtual workshops – known as talkbacks - featuring R-H alumni working in all aspects of the theatrical world. Beginning Wednesday, March 17, these livestreamed events will be open to students in grades 6-12, as well as interested staff and community members.
With theaters closed since March 2020, organizing a series of interactive virtual workshops offers our students the opportunity to interact with professionals working in all aspects of theater. This series features 14 impressive alumni discussing Broadway, voiceovers, costumes, technology, and more. A schedule and information on the featured alumni may be found here: rhnet.org/talkbacks
“The arts are still alive and strong, needed and flourishing - just in a different way, and we hope our community can experience the connection theatre brings. Our artists are so excited to give back to our student body and community,” says Erin Wright, Spotlight Theatre advisor.
Students in grades 6-12 also have the opportunity to submit an application for either an acting or vocal master class. Sarah Best (2003) will be working with the students to develop their vocal and acting skills during the hour-long session. Students will present a vocal selection or monologue, and Ms. Best will provide feedback in areas such as improving expression, intention, and development of character, as well as helping students find a more nuanced performance.
A link will be provided for the livestream prior to each event. Students, staff, and community can watch live and interact by asking questions in the live chat. A recording of the presentations will be available through the same link afterward.