Stages Education | Experience the Joy of the Arts, Owosso Community Players Performing Arts Education
Next Session Begins April 8, 2019 – Check back for details!
The Owosso Community Players, with the support of the Cook Family Foundation, is realizing its vision of bringing performing arts education in its many disciplines to the greater Shiawassee region. At OCP, we believe that immersion in the arts fosters confidence, creative problem-solving skills, and a healthy self-image.
Our new Performing Arts Program is now year-round and will be split into three 6-week “terms”, plus Summer Camps. It is our hope to engage students from kindergarten through adulthood every term, with workshop times varying from after school into early evening, and on Saturdays.
Meet Our Professionals
Mark retired from East Lansing High School where he was Director of Theater and an English teacher. Most recently, he has taught arts integration and children’s literature classes at Baker College. Mark has been in four OCP productions including Calendar Girls and The Full Monty. He is currently the education coordinator for OCP and is excited about the possibilities this position holds. Mark will be teaching acting this Fall for high school students.
Erica Duffield is a professional dance instructor and choreographer. After traveling the world performing on cruise ships, Duffield now teaches dance and serves as a frequent choreographer for OCP.
Owosso children’s author Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher and veteran OCP performer. After years of writing poems and songs, she finally found time to publish her first children’s book in 2016. She naturally wrote a song to go with it! From there, she created a song or chant for each rhymed story in order to get students to interact with her tales. She has presented her stories and songs to students in seven school districts. Visit her website: www.juliewenzlick.com
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