young horizon players
Downeast's youngest actors take to the stage!
Young Horizon Players is a winter theater workshop for local youth to step on stage and learn performance skills. Each year, we raise our eyes to the horizon and choose a folktale from around the globe to illuminate on the Opera House stage.
Over a month-long rehearsal period leading up to two public performances, students will engage in the creative process of putting on a play— acting, dancing, singing, and a whole lot of laughter.
Join us in January 2020 as our imaginations travel to Mexico in ¡Gracias, Francisco!.
photo | Dan Rajter
January 25 & 26, 5pm
Calling all Young Horizon Players, new and returning, back to the Stonington Opera House! Children, ages 6-12, are invited to participate in our 2020 production of ¡GRACIAS, FRANCISCO!, an homage to the late Mexican Zapotec painter, Francisco Toledo, and directed by visiting artist Alma Quintana. Register your child soon!
Over a month-long rehearsal period leading up to two public performances, students will engage in a creative process of acting, dancing, singing, and a whole lot of laughter.
REGISTRATION FEE | $150
REHEARSALS | December 11- January 24
PERFORMANCES | January 25-26, 5pm
Please contact Education Associate, Joshua McCarey,
to register your child:
Alma Quintana is an artist based in Mexico City with a degree in contemporary dance from Mexican Fine Art Institute. She has received several grants such as: DanceWeb (2009) from the Impulstanz International Dance Festival, Vienna; and Choreographic creation process from the Iberescena fund (2015) to pursue an artistic residency at Inhotim, Brazil and different funds from the Mexican Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). She co-directs the artistic research program -¿Cómo encender un fósforo? and recently collaborated with artist Melanie Smith on her live film performance within her exhibition “Farsa y artificio”.