The very talented Schoharie Creek Players ran a drama workshop focusing on the theory and techniques of acting as a craft for young people who have a keen interest in the performing arts. The summer program was funded by the Windham Chapter Foundation. Eight dedicated local students did a mini-performance featuring scenes from the comedy The Odd Couple—the Female Version, that was performed on Friday, July 18th at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School. Under the artistic direction of Jim Starr, a former teacher and drama advisor at WAJ, the two-week drama workshop ran from July 7-18, with the performance on the final day of the workshop.
Mr. Starr stated that this performance was “particularly very funny!” The performance included WAJ students, that are (from left to right in picture below) Matthew Sullivan, Sophie Jaeger, Gabby Younes, Ariana Creech, Gabby Ireland, Jenna Laschua and Michael Leishear. Student, Austin Babrer, was a part of the tech crew giving a very helpful hand behind the curtains. Starr states “It was really great; we had kids coming into the workshop, with stage fright, perform in front of a crowd. It was awesome to see them overcome that fear!” The Windham Chapter embraces the spirit and passion of the Catskills and is dedicated to enriching life on the mountain top. Jim Starr and the Schoharie Creek Players extend a thank you to the Windham Chapter, WAJ School District’s administration and staff, and members of the community!