Theater Magic Starts At The Cultural Center

Tricky World (photo provided by LCCC)

Do you know an imaginative child who would thrive in a creative summer workshop? There’s still time to enroll in “Theater Magic: Tales Around the Mediterranean,” a two-week performance workshop that begins July 22 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This in-depth educational experience is designed for students entering grades 3-12, and scholarships are available. For more information, call the center at 541-994-9994.

Back by popular demand, the second annual children’s theater workshop will be filled with fun, challenge and rewards for participating students. This year’s original script, written by Julie Fiedler, features a variety of wacky characters derived from folktales from Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Under careful direction by Kaline Klaas, students will build their acting skills by participating in daily theater games and exercises specific to the stories involved. Throughout the two weeks, they will learn to use voice, body language, improvisation and mime skills to develop each character.

There are rich and complex roles for the experienced students and delightful roles for the beginner. Everyone gets a speaking part and rehearsals build on critical thinking and cooperative problem solving, as characters develop and actors form friendships. Students will also be involved in negotiating props and creating set pieces.

Thanks to grant support from the Walter R. Behrens Foundation, registration is $100 for the full two-week experience. Registration forms are available at the Cultural Center or online at Students must enroll for both weeks and be available for the performance on Friday evening. Partial scholarships are available, to request one of these awards contact Julie Fiedler at

The group will meet from 9-11:30 Monday-Friday, July 22-Aug. 2, at the Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. The workshop culminates in a polished performance on stage at The Lincoln City Cultural Center, set for the evening of Friday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the “Tales From the Mediterranean” performance are on sale now at the LCCC Box Office or online

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