of the Melon Patch Youth Program Spring Semester present War At
an ensemble drama pieced together from the journal writings of over forty students, teachers,
and community members, in the weeks immediately following 9-11. Set 100 miles north of Ground Zero
in upstate New York, a group of high school students respond to the events of tragic day.
May 18, 2019 @ 11 a.m. | NO ADMISSION FEES
patrons attending this event are encouraged, with all proceeds to be forwarded
to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, financially aiding the families of responders
who were affected by the events of 9-11.
will be held
About the Instructor
LANEY CLARK is a retired school counselor who has been involved with the Melon Patch since 2008. She has been acting for 30+ years has become a regular mainstage director of musicals in the last half-decade. During her time as a counselor, Laney started an after-school drama club to encourage social skills among her students. Along with John Turcotte, she helped to co-found the current incarnation of the Melon Patch Youth Porgram, now celebrating her third season in this role. Laney also currently serves as the Executive VP of the Melon Patch Board and was honored as a Lifetime Member in 2017.
The Melon Patch Youth Program workshop series is FREE and open to any interested middle school- and high school-age students who meet the basic requirements for participation.
new focus this year will be primarily on acting techniques and improving
presentational skills, with the intent of preparing students for
mainstage auditions and productions.
Due to the newly refocused nature of our seasonal workshop series sessions, we would prefer that students be able to commit to all classes in a given session. However, we also understand that sometimes a student may need to be absent due to other commitments, and we will make accommodations for such absences.
IMPORTANT: A parent or legal guardian will need to complete basic registration and contact forms on the first day of attendance.
For additional information or questions, please call the box office (352) 787-3013 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2018-2019 Youth Program has been sponsored by The Villages Theater Company
The Villages Theater Company shows support for Melon Patch Players