August 20, 2009
Kids-N-Co of El Paso, Texas is a tremendous way to introduce your children to the wonders of the theater experience. Whether it's taking them to see a play starring talented children like themselves. bringing them to audition for a variety of productions or making time to attend one of the summer camps, your child will be amazed and want to become a part of KIds-N-Co. My own children started as audience members and when they got the courage, began to audition for parts. Once they were cast, they could not get enough! Their second home is Kids-N-Co and their second family is the friends they have made. Each production is run in a professional manner right down to the costuming and make-up. My best recommendation is to start your child out in a summer camp whare they will get a taste of all aspects of theater production including make-up, costuming, set design and technical production. The end result of summer camp is a professional production prepared by and starring the members of the camp.
Other programs include Story Troupe where students practice reading all kinds of books with expression and then present their stories to young children at different venues such as Barnes and Noble and hospitals, and Show Choir where children perform medleys of songs at the theater and other community venues.
Some of the productions are taken "on the road" to the Chamizal where students from all over the city have the chance to see them as part of a school field trip.
My children have gained confidence and a positive sense of self as a result of their time at Kids-N-Co, not to mention the friends they have made. I strongly encourage all parents who want their children to be patrons of the arts to attend a Kids-N-Co production or to audition for one. I venture to guess that they will not be able to resist the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
knowing that my children will be treated in a progessional manner and that they will be recognized for the positive conributions they can bring to the productions.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
dedicated to bringing a love of theater arts to children of all ages by involving them in all aspects of theater production.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
make sure that they could continue long after my children are gone and showcase the talents of future students from all over our community who have a love for the arts and a desire to see it continue in our community.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & My children are involved in several of the programs and audtion frequently for shows.