Kidstage Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Announces Fun Summer Workshops
KidStage, Houston’s new after-school youth Drama Group, is celebrating its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and is offering up a FUN SUMMER SCHEDULE with drama classes and theatre opportunities for kids of all ages.  The KidStage mission is to bring the experience of drama and performance to as many young people as possible.  A recreation as well as academic program, KidStage Kids will learn about teamwork, concentration, creativity, improvisation, reading, movement, voice and theatre terminology.

KidStage was founded in 1997, with the goal of providing K-12 grade students the opportunity to have their lives enriched through the performing arts.  KidStage was formed specifically to help solve the growing problem of overcrowded schools, overworked teachers and tight school budgets.  KidStage looks to fill the need of providing a robust performing arts based curriculum that some area schools currently cannot provide.  The creators of KidStage have spent over 15 years developing solutions to enhance children’s lives while supporting education standards.
 
The program teaches self-expression, creativity and confidence through their participation in theatrical exercises. 

Summer workshops for ages 4-13 are Mondays through Fridays June 6-10th , July 18-22nd  and August 1-5th  held at the NewLife Church in Kingwood, check out www.kidstage.net for more details..  Ages 4& 5 attend from 9-10:30am   Monday – Friday ($75), ages 6-8 meet 10:45am-12:45pm ($85) and ages 9-13 meet 1-4:00pm ($120).

Everyone gets a part in a KidStage showcase production!  The production is presented during the last day of the class for parents, peers and the community.   There will also be an Informational Meeting open to the public Tuesday, May 31 from 6-6:30pm at the New Life Church (4032 North Park Dr at Natural Bridge).  For more information about our programs please call 281-359-8459 or check out www.kidstage.net

The Artistic Director of KidStage in Kingwood, Shawna Fritsch, brings the fun and excitement of the theatre arts to the children of the Houston area.  Shawna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and has twelve years of theatre experience. 

She has been involved in teaching at the elementary, junior high and high school levels.  Shawna’s diverse background includes the completion of the Apprentice program at the Powerhouse Theatre at Vassar/ NY Stage and Film and was Kids Club coordinator and on-air host for a FOX affiliate for 3 years.  She has held numerous roles in college and community theatre, commercials, industrials, film and print ads.  Shawna has previously held the position of Assistant Producer for Murder Mystery Players in Dallas as well as in Houston.