Shoreline Arts Alliance is excited to be bringing back the student component of its renowned Shakespeare on the Shoreline program. For the two weeks prior to the main stage production of The Tempest, Shoreline Arts Alliance will offer a theater performing arts program, Rising Star, to children in the community. Session 1 is July 17 – 21 and Session 2 is July 24 – 28. Week 1: Gods and Goddesses will focus on scenes from mythology and especially those gods and goddesses who appear in The Tempest. Week 2: The Prologue students will study The Tempest and learn an abridged version of the play. Both sessions are from 9am-3pm on the Guilford Town Green. Students may register for one or both sessions as each week offers new experiences. Tents and rain location will be provided. Rising Star is an outreach program for ages 8 – 15. If you are interested in enrolling a child younger or older than the suggested ages please contact Shoreline Arts Alliance to discuss. Tuition is $250.00 per session ($450 for both sessions). Some need based scholarships are available and a multi-child discount i salso offered. All students participating in either or both weeks of the camp will be offered the opportunity of appearing in the main stage production during the week of August 2 – 6. Please contact the office for infomation on this additional opportunity.

Each of these one week energy-filled, fun, entertaining theater experiences will encourage creativity, reading and interpretation, and engagement in an artistic endeavor. Rising Star embraces the theater arts and will speak to the child’s desire and need to be recognized, to have their own voice and yet be nurtured as a successful individual as well as a contributing member of a team. The theater workshops will illustrate and educate participants on the issues and values that shed light on the human condition and are relevant to today’s world. Alongside the goals of promoting creativity, critical thinking, cooperation, literacy enrichment, and self-confidence, this week-long program is designed to offer an educational experience for participants. All participants will receive training from professional instructors in script analysis, interpretation and performance, and will briefly touch on set design, sound and lighting, costume design, and stage management. Older participants will also benefit from training in work/life skills (i.e. proper dress, inter-personal development, work ethic, public speaking, communication, etc.) to develop and strengthen crucial skills aiding in admission to college or entrance into the work force. Shoreline Arts Alliance is again working with Shakesperience Productions, Inc. for the artistic direction of Rising Star Summer Theater Experience.