Kids who are interested in learning more about acting are welcome to attend a free program this week at the Mount Airy Public Library.
The annual Young Actor’s Workshops at the library begin at 1 p.m. each day and last a little more than an hour.
On Monday, 16 kids attended the workshop and took turns drawing a backdrop for a play with chalk.
On Tuesday, artist Myra Slaydon will be helping the students paint the backdrop for a Dewey Decimal Players’ fall play called, “Witch for President at the Halloween Ball.” Students who attend the workshop on Tuesday are encouraged to wear old clothes in case they get paint on them.
“The backdrop sets the stage for the play,” said Slaydon.
Near the end of the day, Slaydon complimented the students on their work.
“You guys did an awesome job,” said Slaydon. “I’m very impressed with the ability of these young people.”
Slaydon said she has been teaching background skills to young actors for years.
“There is a need for this — especially in this community,” she said.
Wednesday through Friday, participants will play theater games and do scene studies.
The Young Actor’s Workshops are available to students aged 7 to 18 years old. For more information, call the Mount Airy Public Library at 789-5108.
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