Jungle Book 2011
WELCOME TO OUTREACH
Parkway Playhouse is a community theatre—your community theatre. We believe in reaching out and bringing theatre experiences to all who want to see and feel what it is like to get out of their skin, to understand what theatre is about, to participate in something they never have or have almost forgotten.
Reading Is Alive is a new theatre outreach project created through Parkway Playhouse that will support the North Carolina Summer Reading Program in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties. Working alongside AMY Regional libraries, Reading is Alive is designed to provide the cultural experience of live theatre performances to an audience that would otherwise not have the means nor access to this cultural experience.
On the other end of the spectrum is Parkway Players that gives those thespians who, for whatever reason, are no longer able to perform in Mainstage performances. Still in its infancy, Parkway Players will soon be appearing at venues around the two-county area, bringing a reader’s theatre to life.
What do you do if you’re an actor, too old for most of the junior productions, but not quite ready for all the Mainstage productions and have this quirky and humorous way of looking at the world? You Get The Hook, of course. Parkway’s own invite only improv troupe.*
* Get The Hook is an opportunity for those actors who have taken the Improv for Teens class.
Junior Theater Festival is an opportunity for students serious about broadening their theatre education through interaction with other young and professional thespians.
Our High School Apprentice Program offers high students between the ages of 14 and 18 an opportunity to further explore the theatre.
New this year is our push to reach out into the community. Parkway Players provides “inner” actors a path to follow their passion even though they may not be physically able.
And the introduction of Reading is Alive! will bring the magic and mystery of theatre and literature to life for our children.
Parkway Playhouse is for everyone!