Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Little Theater collaborate on theater camp for young actors

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This week Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Little Theater are collaborating on a Summer Theater Camp with sessions held daily through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., leading up to a full performance on Saturday morning at 10. Students meet at Sunnydale Monday through Thursday and at TFAC on Friday and Saturday. The actors are learning and performing Colleen Neuman’s short comedy Murder Most Fowl.

During the camp the students are learning the basics of play production from auditioning to striking the set.

The performance will be a full production with sets and props, lights, sound, costumes, and make- up. Under the direction of Marianne Carruth, actors are auditioning, creating characters, learning blocking and building an ensemble to present the 30 minute comedy.   Producer Jody McPherson and Set Designer Lindsey Moore are leading the theater students in creation of needed set pieces and props.

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Converse students Maggie and Kate Riedy are bring their experience to the week assisting with all aspects of the production, and taking the lead as the students learn about character make up.

North Carolina School of the Arts student Sara Seagle is designing lights and sound for the show.

Two students are also enrolled in the camp to focus on backstage work, and will be the active running crew for the Saturday production.

Following the first day of camp Carruth said, “We are off to an amazing start. With many kids in the program for the second year, and with the professionalism of the staff working on the production, we have a focused and experienced group,” says Carruth.   “The audience is going to have a great time and so are we!”


For more information, call Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322, ext. 213 or visit .


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