What is Seedling Encore? Seedling Encore, an extension of Seedling Theatre, is a troupe of adult actors with disabilities who participate in an eight week session* to develop, rehearse and perform a theatrical revue. Revues are shorter than traditional full length productions (30-60 min.) so that rehearsal time can be used to focus on and fine tune acting skills as well as prepare a polished program for public performance.
Who can participate? Seedling Encore is for adults with disabilities ages 18 and up.
When Will Seedling Encore Meet? Our Spring 2015 session will be held Wednesdays, 3:00- 5:00 p.m., beginning March 25 and continuing through the May 13. (We will not meet Wed. 4/1).
Our Seedling Encore Showcase (public performance) will be Saturday, May 16, at 4:00 p.m. Pre-showcase rehearsal begins at 3:00.
Where Will Seedling Encore Meet? First Christian Church, 401 W. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL.
Session Fee: $50.00 (Scholarships Available: contact Diane Walker 309-824-7921 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
How Can I Sign UP?!!! Fill out the attached application form, include a check to The Illinois Theatre Consortium, and mail to:
**Diane Walker, Seedling Encore Director
2841 County Rd. 600 N
El Paso, IL 61738
*First Christian Church will be unavailable Wed. April 1st, so the Spring 2015 session of Seedling Encore will only meet 7 times. Future sessions will meet 8 times.
**Diane Walker, Artistic Director of Seedling Encore has over 30 years experience performing, teaching and directing theatre in education and community settings. Her passion for people with disabilities and the performing arts stems from parenting her own actor, James, who has Down syndrome.