Mission: The purpose of Creative Cauldron is to provide educational arts workshops for children, teens and adults and to produce theatrical works that have broad appeal across the spectrum of age, in order to foster intergenerational understanding and communication.
Programs: Producing theater: creative cauldron produced seven theatrical productions in 2014: alice in wonderland (3/14 to 4/6/2014); shout! The mod musical (5/2 to 5/25/2014); a midsummer night's dream (6/6 to 6/22/2014), jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris (10/3 to 26/2014), arabian nights (nov 1-23, 2014); and madeline's christmas (dec 5-28, 2014) for a total of 107 performances wiht a total attendance of 6,191. Three of these productions (alice in wonderland, a midsummer's night dream and arabian nights) were produced under the umbrella of our learning theater program that features professional actors alongside community and student performers. The other productions featured professional equity and non-equity casts. Creative cauldron also produced five performances of its world of stories touring shows featuring ethnic musicians, dancers and performers. Two performances were presented during an annual open house on january 18 & 19, 2014. Two were presented at mount daniel elementary school on march 25, 2014 and one was performed at the maret school on nov 21, 2014.
performing & visual art camps: creative cauldron provided 5 camp sessions for a totla of 10 weeks of programming. Sessions included: agents of imagination 3/30 to 4/30/14. This was the 13th year that creative cauldron offered this program that combines the performing and visual arts with an exploration of folklore and mythology. 187 children ages 4-14 participated in these programs. 5% received scholarships or reduced fees based on financial need. During these camp sessions 9 professional teaching artists worked with campers on the development or original works of theater, music, dance and visual arts. Approximately 450 people attended the final performances and presentations associated with these camps.
presenting: in addition to the educational programs and theatrical productions, creative cauldron presented 25 performances by guest music, dance and theatre troupes throughout the year with a total of 1,439 in attendance. Ten of these performances were included in an annual passport to the world festival which highlights cultures from around the world: veronneau 1/18/14; washington toho koto society 1/25/14; shenandoah run 2/7/14; juan cayrampoma & the adean scissors dancers 2/8/14; hui o ka pua ilima 2/21/14; kamel zennia 2/22/14; moch pryderi 2/28/14; and ocean celtic 3/1/14. Eleven cabaret performances by local professional musical theater artists were presented: sondheim and conner 7/11 to 7/12/14; what a jamboree 8/8 to 8/9/14; cabroret 8/22 to 8/23/14; and perfect storm 8/22 to 8/23/14. Additional concerts included iona 9/13/14; three for a song halloween 10/31/14; shenandoah run 11/9/14; and three for a song holiday concert 12/21/14.
workshops/classes: creative cauldron offered 4 learning theater workshop sessions in 2014, giving 107 children ages 8-14 an opportunity to perform alsongside 7 professional actors in our learning theater productions of alice in wonderland, a midsummer night's dream, arabian nights and madeline's christmas. Each production ran for 16 performances, except for a midsummer ngiht's dream which ran for 12. This extended performance run gives students the opportunity to continue to develop their acting skills as the production matures and grows. Other workshops offered on-site at arts space included: learning theather studio, drawing art explorers, theatrical design, let's paint, specialty workshops and individual piano lessons. 109 children 4-14 participated in these workshops and 159 lessons were provided. Off-site creative cauldron offered after school arts enrichment programs at baileys, belevedere, sleepy hollow, ashland and hutchison farm elementary schools. These included: storybook drama acting and improvisation, dance theater, creative dance, and art of the storybook. 53 elementary school children participated in these off-site after school programs. A total of 300 children were involved in creative cauldron's workshops/classes during 2014. In addition, we held an open house on january 18 & 19, 2014 with 14 free workshops and events attended by 570.
I am an Innovation management practioner and as such I deal with a myriad of issues sorrounding human creativity, ideation, design, intersectional thinking. In dealing with this issues, it has become evident to me that we need more exposure to the arts; be it visual or performing. Minds need diverse stimulation and now neauro science is affirming this credo.
Creative Cauldron's mission is to bring the arts to the people in a creative, intergenerational way that is unique, exciting, passionate. The creative portfolio of performances - led by Laura Hall - has brought everything from Indonesian dance troupes, to open mic nights, to award winning performances like Tinner Hill and others. All of them designed to stimulate the imagination of all ages. The world needs now - more than ever- creative and imaginative solutions that incorporate ideas from all sectors of society and the arts plays a crucial role in this respect.