Rome Little Theatre launched the RLT Senior Theatre Program in 2017 with support through a grant from RACA. The program includes acting workshops culminating in performances at local assisted living and retirement communities. Classes are open to anyone 50+ who desires to participate. Each 12-week session will be taught by Rome Little Theatre Past President, Karen Bowling. Registration will begin in November 2018 for the new sessions beginning in January 2019.
The first group of actors to complete the Senior Theatre Program named their troupe The RLT Prime Timers, and that name lives on! Come and join in the fun and fellowship available through the shared love of theatre.
Workshops will take place at the new RLT Playhouse located at 214 Calhoun Ave Rome GA 30161 just off North Broad in Rome. These sessions focus on learning and preparing a theatrical production. Participants will memorize lines, develop characters and work together to bring the script to life. Tuition is $125 for the full 12-week workshop.
RLT President, Karen Bowling, has long recognized the need for additional opportunities for older actors. While the reading committees for RLT work to include everyone, many times there are only a few senior roles in a season, because scripts aren’t often written to include senior actors. The RLT Senior Theatre Program provides that opportunity. The decision to include anyone 50+ was made because leading roles often begin to decline earlier than a “typical” senior age.
Don’t miss out on this fun and fulfilling workshop!