CHILDREN’S LITERATURE PROJECT
Sarah Gillette will be working with the students on play writing and production. She will also direct the three student productions.
I worked with the Galesburg-Augusta High School Drama Club (9th-12th grades) for 4 years as co-club advisor and director of the spring play. My duties included meeting monthly with the club to discuss upcoming projects, fundraisers, and working on current production.
Each spring I directed a play of my choosing to be presented for one weekend at the middle school auditorium. I would choose the play based on what students I knew I had in the small program which could be anywhere from 5-12. Since there was not a lot of support in the school district for the arts, it was my job with the assistance of my husband, Fred Gillette as Technical Director and a high school teacher, Eric Hayner, to do every aspect of the production. I served as head director, costumer, publicity and many other hats to stage the production.
During my four years, I directed the following shows.
The program was discontinued after the last show as the high school liaison took a job with another school; there was a change in the principal of the high school, and lack support from the school itself.
I have been doing theatre in the local area for over 30 years and prior to that I directed and performed for a dinner theatre company in Wisconsin.
Currently I am a resident company member of What A Do Theatre in Springfield, Michigan as well as a full-time executive assistant to the District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, Albion District.
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