Indian Valley Theatre Workshops – A Summer Tradition


Indian Valley Theatre (IVT) is now taking registrations for it’s two Summer Theatre Workshops. With these two sessions, IVT offers children of all ages a fun, safe and rewarding atmosphere to learn about theatre and build confidence. Whether this is their first exposure to theatre or they are already comfortable on stage, IVT has a place for everyone.

IVT’s first workshop session, Children’s Theatre Workshop, will be held June 18th thru June 29th (Mon. – Fri.) and is for students entering 1st grade in the fall through 8th grade. The cost for the two-week program is $80.00 per student. Now in its 29th year, and under the direction of Christine Roe, IVT’s Children’s Theatre Workshop continues to create quality children’s theatre enjoyed by everyone. This year’s theme is Knight of the Dragon, which takes place in an ancient land full of creatures that include fairies, knights, gnomes and of course a dragon. The heroine of the story is a pampered princess who dreams of being a warrior and going on great adventures. Every child is cast in a part adapted to fit their specific talents and needs that allow them to explore, imagine, create and have fun through the world of theatre arts.

The Advanced Workshop, Whose Line Is It Improv, is designed to help high school students explore the unknown, follow the funny, and create something amazing in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. With the guidance of seasoned Improv instructor, Sarah Richardson and her staff, students will have fun while learning to hone skills like creative thinking, spontaneity, self-confidence, team-building, and, of course, their sense of humor. The Improv workshop culminates with a side-splitting performance on the stage of the Historic Sandwich Opera House, where participants will impress their friends and family with new found talents and confidence. The Advanced Workshop is for students entering High School in Fall, 2012 through graduated Seniors. Classes run June 18-22 (Mon. – Fri.). The cost for the one-week program is $60.00 per student.

The registration deadline for both workshops is Monday, June 11th, but classes will fill up quickly. All classes and performances are held at the Historical Sandwich Opera House. For more information visit, send an e-mail to You can also contact IVT at 815-793-2310.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization that was founded in 1983. In addition to its workshops IVT also puts on three to four stage productions a year that include scripted plays, musicals and their very popular dinner theatre. They also perform each year at the Sandwich Fair with a Melodrama that has become a Sandwich Fair tradition.

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