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Date:  June 17 - 2008
ONLY THREE SLOTS LEFT
Private Auditions extended through AUGUST 15

Now that school is over, students who have not been able to apply for the Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy to students who are still interested in joining the Performing Arts Academy have the time and still have the chance.

Private Auditions are available through August 15.

A CONSORTIUM OF NINE GREAT SCHOOLS
The Performing Arts Academy is rare opportunity for Juniors and Seniors who are students in the Aurora, Beachwood Chagrin Falls, Mayfield, Orange, Richmond Heights, Solon, South Euclid, and West Geauga School Systems to study theatre a half day every day as part of their regular school studies.

STUDY PERFORMING ARTS DURING SCHOOL

  • The Academy is fully accredited.
  • The Academy offers college credit.
  • Study during school hours - during the school year.
  • The Academy is housed in the new Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center
  • Tuition is paid by the public school system.
  • The Academy is under the direction of Tom Fulton, a respected professional director, actor and acting teacher.

DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS
The Academy is for every student who wishes to develop their creative skills and expressivity - not only young actors. While many of our students will be trained and will indeed go on to be actors or directors or playwrights or singers, many others will go on to a wide range of professions and extended study, carrying with them the special and empowering knowledge of self that comes from the challenge of training in the theatre.

REAL WORLD BENEFITS
The courage to create, the confidence to stand calmly before others in stressful situations, the facility to be expressive, the sense of play that makes one young at heart, the wisdom to see the big picture, the rare and essential skill to communicate clearly, the sensitivity to find meaning in relationships and the business of life - these are all real-world benefits of the training at the Academy.

THE ACADEMY TEACHES IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR LIVING - NOT JUST CREATING ON THE STAGE
Students learn how to relax, to concentrate, to strengthen their voices and bodies, to be expressive physically and emotionally, to improvise, to develop empathy for others, to become literate and aware of the world and aware of themselves. These are important lessons for living, not just acting or creati
ng on the stage.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested students should request an audition right away at: http://www.chagrinacademy.org/ask.asp. At the same time, students must contact their student guidance counselor or EXEL TECC at 440-995-6761 to acquire the application form and paperwork to enroll.

You should sign up for the Academy ASAP, as there are only three slots remaining.

 

   

A NOTE FROM TOM FULTON, DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMY
"Choosing Creativity"

Dear performing arts students:
Dear students struggling to create:

You have a wish to create. You are a young actor, singer, director or perhaps a playwright. It could be you are someone who has always wanted to perform but have been afraid to step up onto the stage. You may not be planning a career in the arts, yet you are, nonetheless, a person who wants to express the creativity you know is there. It is a desire from deep inside you.

Rest assured, you are part of a vast tradition of young artists!

NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE SELF
At The Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy, we honor and nurture your creative self. You should seriously look at the opportunities provided by the Academy. Because our mission is to help you master your own creative genius through the challenging study of theatre and performing arts.

STUDY THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME
When I was your age, I had the unique opportunity to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan my senior year in high school. I was a young actor. But I didn't know what that meant; only that I loved the experience of rehearsing and performing. And I loved the friends, many of whom have remained close all my life.

DEVELOP YOUR COURAGE TO CREATE
The creative challenge of Interlochen changed my life in so many positive ways. It prepared me for college in a way no other school could. It also gave me the courage to create, something that has followed me in all aspects of my career, from professional theatre to high-level arts and business administration to writing and directing. The study at Interlochen has remained one of my fondest memories and one of my closest companions in my view of the world.

EVOKING BEAUTY IN YOURSELF
By creating something we touch and evoke beauty. Dostoevsky said "Beauty will save the world."

THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN
Now that I have been given the opportunity, I want to help create a similar creative, challenging and fun opportunity for the students in Northeast Ohio. So far, we have a terrific group of talented students and - good news - still have three slots open, so if you decide you'd like to be a part of the Academy next year, there's still room, but you need to act now! There's very little time left. Our final group must be in place by July 31.

A CHANCE TO TALK
If you or your parents would like to talk to me about the 'experience' of the Academy; what to expect; the training and the performance opportunities we will have next year, I would be more than happy to talk to you. I can be reached on the academy website at: www.chagrinacademy.org/ask.asp
Ultimately, as in all things, follow your heart!
Creatively yours,
Tom Fulton
Director
Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy
www.chagrinacademy.org
tomfulton@chagrinacademy.org

 

       

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