Blumenthal Performing Arts Launches Blumenthal Teen Actor’s Lab
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2020)– As families across the Charlotte region face the many challenges of navigating remote learning and finding safe socialization opportunities, the Education Department at Blumenthal Performing Arts has launched a theater-centric, in-person learning hub exclusively for students in grades 6-12. Blumenthal Teen Actor’s Lab will open at Spirit Square on Monday, Aug. 31.
At Blumenthal Teen Actor’s Lab, students will have access to individual workspaces with free Wi-Fi for remote learning, as well as the opportunity to participate in professionally led intensive workshops in acting, movement and technical theater after the school day.
“Parents, teachers and teens have voiced a significant need for in-person socialization to encourage emotional and developmental health during this time,” said Blumenthal’s Vice President of Education Andie Maloney. “When we paired that with the cry for developing artists to get back to practicing their theatrical craft, we knew we had to lean into our vacant spaces and our connections to exceptionally talented professional acting coaches and theatrical designers.”
Public health and safety guidelines will be strictly enforced to create an appropriate environment for students to gather distantly and safely. The Blumenthal Teen Actor’s Lab staff will ensure students are practicing social distancing, and program spaces and shared items will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.