“Our mission is to make Shakespeare cool again!”
"Why we started the Recovery Theatre”
Teaching Sam How to Fly!
As a parent of a 14 year-old daughter who could not attend eighth grade due to her panic disorder, her experience in the Recovery Intensive was just what she needed after a brutal year of isolation, teasing and therapy. She told me that for the first time she felt “okay” to share how her anxiety had interrupted her life. She never felt like the outsider. She felt accepted just as she was. She started to gain her self esteem back and felt empowered. My daughter was back! -SANDI M., (parent)
One of my favorite aspects of the workshop is the great range in age of the kids; the younger kids get to learn from (and with) the older more experienced participants. The older kids get to be mentors and role models to the newer folks. We live in a society that tends to be very age segregated, I love that this camp is not. In addition, you do an excellent job of modeling and teaching kids what it means to be creative, compassionate, expressive community members! My children took away an understanding of how fun, hard work and dedication can be combined to produce a high quality performance art piece—CHARLIE FLYNN (parent)
Your work changes lives and gives the gift of theatre to so many young people in your rural community.—AMRITA RAMANAN (Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival)