Monday, November 23, 2015
A decade ago, when I began my journey with Imagination Theater, one of the things that most impressed me about this company was its seemingly limitless flexibility. Then and now, our actors and teaching artists regularly adjust content on the fly to fit the needs of our audiences.
This season, our ensemble has really upped their flexibility game! In a short period of time we've created multiple original programs for high school empowerment days, two completely customized versions of our No Secrets program, new pieces about kids and dads, healthy decision making, corporate workshops, diversity trainings, and more! Our actors and facilitators have been learning, perfecting, and performing new scripts and navigating new content on a regular basis since the top of August.
I've been fortunate enough to attend a few of these customized performances and witness how ensemble members expertly lead audiences through these brand new experiences. Facilitators intuitively know when they need to linger on a concept and when they can move to the next scene. Audiences have been enthusiastic and our feedback has been unanimously positive.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I am definitely thankful for our team of artists and their incredible dedication to our mission. Whether the material they're working with is seasons old or completely fresh, their craft is always exemplary. I am so impressed by and grateful for each and every one of them.
As always, you can learn more about our programming at www.imaginationtheater.org.
— Jeremy Schaefer, Associate Artistic Director