Mission: Teaching the art of life through the magic of theatre
The theatre's goals are to:
•DEVELOP the full potential of young people as members of the community
•ACHIEVE the highest possible standards of theatre through artistic excellence
•CELEBRATE the diversity of South Florida's population through collaboration and the arts
•ENCOURAGE public appreciation of the art form while developing future audiences and patrons of the cultural arts
Programs: All programming is education based and includes:
•Classes designed to provide formal theatre training and to develop self-esteem, discipline and creativity in children ages 4 to 18 years old. Classes take place at the FLCT Studio Theatre at the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale and t Young At Art Museum in Davie.
•Productions provide a forum for youth and adults to create and collaborate during the main stage shows of youth performing for the public, the young repertory productions for teenage actors, and the family productions where parents, children and community leaders can audition to perform together.
•Outreach Programs serve residents and visitors to Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties who would otherwise be unable to participate in programs due to financial, geographic or cultural constraints. Programs include arts infusion residency programs, festivals for the diverse multicultural South Florida audience, special appearances, family and cultural expos, etc.
Two programs of note:
•A BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU is a conflict-resolution and anti-bullying program in public elementary schools.
•FROM PAGE TO STAGE is a literacy improvement program in elementary schools, with elementary and middle school programs being added this year.
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is a five star organization that not only provides children with an opportunity to express themselves and develop their talent, it also helps children build their confidence and self-esteem in a loving, safe and supportive environment. FLCT has been a shining star in the community for more than 50 years. They have touched many lives and no doubt saved a few as well through their anti-bullying campaign. Two thumbs up!
Put aside personal involvement; do not forget that this is the cradle of cultural future. Not only can our children play and act, they will be more open minded to greater projects when they grow up. And there is the fun factor! Have you ever been to a performance of the FLCT? You should! They do a really great job!