Just recently i got into center theatre groups student ambassador program.
Being in the program you get access to many opportunities such as seeing plays, attending workshops all for free and much more! Did i mention you get paid 500$ stipend in the end or community service hours for completion of the program! But that is not what this program is about- Its about building a trust and friendship with people who may be very different from you or very similar and working on helping the arts and our community such as fighting for arts in public schools, making the arts more accessible and much more. One reason i applied is because i want to use theater as a form to connect and inform people with their community.
In order to get in you first submit an application then if you get accepted into semi finals it is a group audition where you sort of get assessed on your teamwork and leadership skills and more but in a fun way through games and food!
Then once you get in there is an orientation with breakfast where parents and guests were invited to hear more about the program and have a nice brunch with a scavenger hunt we went around downtown and grand park in teams to find clues to solve puzzles resulting with awards ! It was super nice because it was like i was in another decade not having my phone on me was super nice for a change! I also wasn’t about anything except if solve the clues and riddles right!
The program requires a lot of commitment missing more than one meeting could result in removal from the program if you know that you are going to be busy any of those days or just not show up at all it might not be the best fit !
Every meeting starts with some nice food (as always) and some warm ups to get everybody confident and ready to work. Some exercises include Augusto Boal and also some that involve speaking out and becoming comfortable with yourself and who YOU are or what you identify your self as.
This is just a start i have SO much more to say and am going to be posting more about each meeting !!!
If you want to learn more about the education programs CTG offers click HERE!