When the Ouachita Arts Celebration (OAC) takes place downtown on Saturday, November 1, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) will be an active participant. As OLT is in the heart of the downtown arts district, President Tim Hesse advises that the theatre wants to share as much of theatrical art as possible with the community that day. To help do so, OLT will be presenting two ways to get involved with the ‘art of acting’:
1) Acting Workshop — This will be a four-hour workshop with advance and limited registrations. Information on this workshop is being sent to high schools throughout the area and to AACT (American Association of Community Theatres) for distribution. Serving as coordinators and instructors for the workshop will be Robby and Gini Burt. Robby Burt is the Rich Mountain Community College Humanities/Theatre Instructor. Both he and Gini have been active in numerous theatre efforts at both RMCC and OLT. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to each participant at the end of the workshop. There is no admission, but advance registration is required. Registration forms will be posted in the near future on the OAC Facebook page.
2) ‘So you want to be a Star’: This effort will be more geared toward the celebration attendees. A small theatre stage will be set up under the overhang at OLT. Partial scripts from various productions will be provided for each person and/or group who wants to perform on stage. In addition, assorted costumes and accessories will be available. This will be a great time for ‘hams’ and for those who want to be photographed or filmed by friends while they are performing.