Pom Theatricals introduced for elementary and middle school students

| October 31, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Pomerene Center for the Arts is introducing a new, all-around arts education experience for children K-three and four-eight. The program is designed to encourage the development of a large range of creative expression through the exploration of drama, writing, movement, visual arts and music.

“Think of it as ‘theater inside out’ or ‘theater as architecture’” says Anne Cornell, Pomerene

Center for the Arts Artistic Director and Community Studio Artist. “Step 1: Build a house (set).

Step 2: Create the atmosphere/mood (scenery, props, sound, light and costumes). Step 3: Move

into the created space (stage). Step 4: ACTION!”

Children will work collaboratively in small groups to create very short theater pieces. At the end of the session they’ll perform. People interested in enrolling their children in the program should e-mail [email protected] or call 740-622-0326. The Pomerene Center offers need-based scholarships upon inquiry.

Little Pom Theatricals – Monkey in the Cold Rain for grades K-three will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 Dec. 3 and 10 with a performance at 8 p.m., Dec. 16 and 17. Cost is $40.

Young Pom Theatricals – Empty Bowl for grades four – eight will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 Dec. 3 and 10 with a performance at 8 p.m., Dec. 16 and 17. Cost is $40.

Teaching staff includes Mary Yaw McMullen and Anne Cornell.

McMullen, following a five year career as a costume designer/shop manager and instructor for the department of dance at OSU, returned to Coshocton County in 2014 with her husband Kyle and their two children. She brings her 13 year freelance costume design business and her wealth of theater experience and knowledge, along with her ebullient community spirit to Coshocton. As a graduate student McMullen studied “inside out” theater in Prague, Czech Republic where this method was developed from ancient classical roots.

Cornell has directed the Pomerene Center for the Arts since 2000. She is a visual artist who takes delight in fashioning opportunities for children to explore the world and their own creativity.

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