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Area Youth Invited To 'Go Behind The Scenes'


Behind The Scenes | Teen Theatre | Bucyrus Little Theatre
Young actors recently participated in Seussical the Musical at Bucyrus Little Theatre. Participating in theatre is a favorite past time for many area youth in Crawford County and beyond.

Bucyrus Little Theatre Partners With Crawford County Art Center For Summer Theatre Bootcamp


Crawford County Art Center is partnering with Bucyrus Little Theatre, Galion Community Theatre, and Crawford Theatre Company to host a “Behind the Scenes” Summer Bootcamp July 8-12. The five-day series will teach young people skills such as stage building, set design, lighting, sound technology, stage handing, costuming, and the business of nonprofit management. An improv comedy activity will round out the week for a fun send-off.


Deadline to register for this hands-on performing arts camp is Wednesday, July 3, 2024.


Each group is taking turns facilitating the classes in order to give the students exposure to a variety of locations and organizations.


“We do our best to promote all types of art,”  said Kaylee Powers, executive director of Crawford Center for the Arts.


"Our area is very fortunate to have a rich theatrical community,” GCT Board Member Beth Jarvis added “Any time we are able to connect with young artists, we have so much fun!”


The goal of the series of classes  is to provide a new opportunity in the performance arts that does not require the more traditional lessons in acting or musicality on stage.


“Learning every aspect of the theatre only helps you to really enjoy taking part in it. It's important to learn it all and be grateful to everyone who contributes to making a show a success," said Betsy Gerhart, owner of MB Subculture representing Crawford Theatre Company.


Upon completion of the week attendees will receive a certificate noting their participation.


In addition to serving as an educational opportunity for participants, the education providers stand to benefit as well. Training a new generation in the hard and soft skills it takes to put on a theatrical performance will invigorate the community and ensure continued access to the performing arts in Crawford County.


We are excited to welcome teens to our theatre,” said Cindy Light, president of Bucyrus Little Theatre. “The week promises to be educational and fun!”


Sign Up Today!


The bootcamp series is flexibly recommended for ages 12-17. Cost to participate is $55. Water and light snacks will be provided throughout the week. Contact info@crawfordcountyartcenter.com for scholarships based on financial need. Additional donations are also accepted. Proceeds will be divided among all participating organizations to further promote community performing arts.



For additional information, contact Powers at 419.617.5940 or email director@crawfordcenterforthearts.com.


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