Blue Stilly Players recruiting young actors for 'Aesop's Fables'

ARLINGTON — A dozen young people from ages 9-12 years are invited to take a multi-class drama course courtesy of city of Arlington and the Blue Stilly Players.

Topics such as movement, voice, character development and ensemble work will be included, and students will learn and train together during the month of August.

Using their freshly honed skills, the students will then take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 1, as part of the Arlington Farmers Market at 1 p.m.

The drama course's instructors are highly trained actors and teachers who have studied in venues including New York, Seattle and France to develop their craft.

The instructors have designed an original script based on "Aesop's Fables," which will afford every student an opportunity to take to the stage in a starring role.

A total of seven classes and the performance day are included in the $10-per-student fee, but scholarships are available. All classes will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington.

The Blue Stilly Players are a non-profit performing arts community theater group in Arlington.

"We want to find and help develop Arlington talents while they're young," said group founder Bridget Clawson. "Students aged 9-12 are perfect for developing both imagination and the disciplines of the acting craft."

Spots are still open now, but registration is on a first come, first served basis. Classes run from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug 9, 16, 23 and 30, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug 11, 18 and 25.

Call Arlington Parks and Recreation at 360-403-3448 to register.

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