The South Carolina Theatre Association Executive Board is thrilled to announce their first session in their Cultivate Series “Celebrating Community in Theatre” a forum and screening of the documentary film “Janey Makes a Play.” The series was created to connect our members and associates across the state in a variety of educational, networking, and forums.
The first in this statewide series will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00PM and is being hosted by the Foothills Playhouse in Easley, South Carolina. Tickets are $5 per person and open to anyone who has an interest in community theatre and learning the story of Janey. This award winning documentary tells the story of 90-year-old Janey as she writes and directs her latest original, socially relevant community theatre production for her small town. Viewers will experience the creative process unfold with a cast of colorful townspeople, as they engage with the arts amidst a local economy devastated by the recent recession. The documentary was written and filmed by Janey’s grandson, Jared who captures the true community in theatre. Participants will share in a pre and post screening discussion about the impact of Community Theatre and specifically how it aims to:
- Bringing people together to be a part of something bigger than ourselves
- Using the powerful medium of storytelling to express what it means to be human
- Participating in and attending theatre as a way to contribute to our community’s education, literacy, and creativity
- Sparking economic revitalization in your own community