The founder of Aussie Hair Products, Tom Redmond is an Arabian horse breeder and business executive in Westcliffe, Colorado. Tom Redmond also donates to the Westcliffe Center for Performing Arts (WCPA), a nonprofit performing arts center housed within the Historic Jones Theater and the adjoining Studio 2. The WCPA offers a number of internships and youth activities, such as the Creativity Camp and Acting for Teens summer programs.
The two summer programs provide advanced instruction in acting and theater arts. Designed for students aged 7 to 12, Creativity Camp includes a two-week session taught by drama majors and summer interns from local colleges, and Acting for Teens invites teens aged 13 to 17 to join a six day program. Lessons are structured with the purpose of building participants’ confidence in speaking and acting before an audience. Participants will present a program at the end of the session for family and friends. Presentations put on by participants are often plays the students have written themselves.
Enrollment begins in May with classes starting in July. Registration for Creativity Camp costs $100 for the first child with an additional $90 for a sibling, and Acting for Teens costs $60 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for both programs for deserving students. Children may bring a small snack to enjoy and all participants must wear comfortable clothing.
For more information, visit jonestheater.com/wcpa-sponsors-internships-creativity-camps-acting-for-teens-youth-musicals.