Assistant Director of Education and Community Engagement, Kelly Duyn, is looking for 8-10 adults to join the cast of VT's community engagement program, Troupe in a Trunk. Troupe's goal is to tell a story and teach a larger life lesson through humor and audience participation.
Troupe in a Trunk
Engaging the community for over 25 years!
In its 27th year, Troupe in a Trunk is one of VT’s oldest community engagement programs. It exposes young students to theatre and stimulates their imaginations by bringing live performances to Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County elementary schools. With a minimum of set pieces, costumes and makeup,“Troupe” encourages students to use their creativity as a learning tool … by engaging senses not ordinarily utilized. “Troupe” brings the joy of live performance to over 6,000 area school-aged children, through storytelling and audience participation. The past couple years it has become a partner with the Early Learning Coalition for Story Book Time, an annual county event that encourages reading.
Thank you to our sponsors Venice Suncoast and Wellen Park Rotary Club!
Before each performance, the theatre provides teachers with materials related to the play. The teachers and students have the opportunity for discussion before or after the performance, building a bridge to the performing arts. Each school is also asked to assess and evaluate the performances in an effort to improve future productions.
Every spring TROUPE IN A TRUNK brings their show to approximately 9,600 area students free of charge.
For more information about auditioning or scheduling “Troupe” to come to your school, contact Kelly Duyn 941-486-8679 or KellyDuyn@VeniceTheatre.net.