The puzzle pieces are all falling into place as the theatre space in Art Venture takes shape! The puppet area was the most popular place in the old Art Venture and our puppets received a lot of love. I wanted to make sure this element of play and imagination continued in the new space but also to expand the realm of possibilities to include an actual stage area, props, costumes, and theatre lights. This is sure to stay a child’s favorite. Make sure you look for our interactive theatre box filled with descriptions of theatre games, skits and activities to get the whole family involved. A special thanks to Roanoke Children’s Theatre for their continuing collaborative efforts. RCT performs monthly in the Art Venture space on selected Free Spectacular Saturdays.
The brainstorming, design and actual building of the theatre has been a community effort. From the brainstorming phase with Pat Wilhelms to the design of the presidium by Jimmy Ray Ward the area was ready to be built. The theatre did not come alive until the painting began and the crimson curtains were hung. Even the adults will feel like they are in another world as they step onto the cartoon-like drawn floor by John Wiercioch. A group of our four active Taubman volunteers have built the entire theatre from start to finish with precision and patience. Costumes on and hats off to all those who have assisted to create Art Venture’s theatre!
Director of School and Community Based Education