A week-long program of voice instruction and choreographed pop and show tunes. Grades 2-12.
An eight-week program of showbiz without the stress for Seniors! With Charles Van Eman.
Theater Workshop Program
Senior Readers' Theater
Registration IS FULL for the Winter Session of Senior Readers' Theater.
An 8-wk. session of no-stress show biz for seniors!Ending with a public performance.
Instructor: CHARLES VAN EMAN
Senior Readers’ Theater is show business without the stress! Readers’ theater is performed seated and there is no memorization required. Together, we will explore a script in detail, develop a character, focus on the use of voice and gestures, and finally- perform for the community!
This program meets at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square in Newburyport and welcomes individuals aged 55 and older, regardless of experience. This is a welcoming, non-threatening way to experience the magic of the theater.
Download Registration forms here:
The Firehouse Center for the Arts does not want to exclude anyone from participating due to financial ability. Please download a scholarship application above and contact Beth Falconer at 978-499-9931 with any questions.
We are very grateful that any seniors requiring transportation can call the Newburyport Council on Aging at 978-462-8650.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
CHARLES VAN EMAN: For over 30 years Charles Van Eman worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Boston. His television and film credits include Drop Dead Diva, 96 Minutes, Unstoppable, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Prison Break, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, All My Children, and The Colbys. His most recent stage work has been at the Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts in The Christina Experiment, and at The Actors Studio of Newburyport in The Goat or Who is Sylvia.
As a writer he adapted Louis L’Amour short stories and a novel into internationally distributed audio dramas for Random House Publishing. He co-wrote 20 episodes of the Atlanta based internet drama series High Rise. His solo plays, Beginners Mind and Jack’s Hat have both been performed in Newburyport. He is the author of two novels, On The Way To Pomona and The Weight of Loss. The children’s play, The Maiden Voyage of Meaghan O’Dell written with Anna Smulowitz is his most recent project.
He is tremendously grateful to the Firehouse for entrusting him with their new readers' theater program. He is looking forward to discovering and nurturing new talent and embracing those in the community with whom he has worked in the past.
This event is produced by the Firehouse with partial funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.