Emerging VOICES Program
Official Emerging VOICES Program sponsors for 2018
Rural community volunteers have always played a major role in 4th Line Theatre’s iconic history. From the first play at the Winslow Farm in 1992 to last year’s Who Killed Snow White?, community actors have not only captured the authentic voices in the plays but have allowed the theatre to create epic productions for over two decades. The goal of 4th Line Theatre’s Emerging VOICES Program is to highlight and recognize the crucial role people play within their community and give voice to their ideas and stories. 4th Line plans to continue to involve young and old community members interested in arts, culture and heritage, and empower them to take an active role in the creation of art by providing opportunities within their own community through its renamed Emerging VOICES Program.
VOICES stands for:
Volunteer opportunities unique in the nation - linking young people to the company’s professional artists and community elders;
Outreach in providing an immersive and integrated experience working with our renowned artistic team in a rural, artistic setting;
Innovation and experimentation resulting in productions that entertain, educate and enthrall and created through our unique artistic processes;
Community commitment to encourage rural youth to participate in the arts and develop their own voices and stories;
Education that allows participants to gain an understanding and insight into the history of their community; and
Skills developed through practical, hands-on application that young people rarely have access to.