Every time I enter the building I feel at home. Aileen runs a tight ship, and it always works out in the end. After working at Vagabond, you will feel like a better person in more ways than one.
My volunteer work has been very limited, so I actually consider myself more of a general member of the public. Additionally I have experience with theatre, both in school and the community, going back over 30 years so I feel I have a good sense of what makes good theatre. VAT consistently provides professional quality productions. Every single show I have seen has greatly exceeded my expectaions. And any time I have doubts about how the company will "pull something off" I come away more than impressed. An example of this was a recent production of "Little Shop of Horrors." The staging of Audrey II, (the Venus Flytrap, for those unfamiliar with the story) and the growth of the plant was fantastic.
Vagabond is a community theatre that offers many opportunities for kids, tweens and teens (and adults) to learn self-confidence and self-discipline through performance. They are encouraged through rehearsal and they can learn so much about the industry if that is what they love. My kids have benefitted greatly from being part of this wonderful organization! They have developed as both people and actors. I highly recommend this group!
Vagabond Acting Troupe has been a wonderful experience for both of my children. My oldest has developed her talent and confidence so much in just the past year it is unbelievable. She has truly blossomed into a serious, focused actress in training. My youngest has just started and I have already seen improvement in his focus, talent and confidence as well. The staff are also parents who have patience, compassion and understanding as well as many talents and knowledge to share! I have seen amazing transformations in all the kids in this theatre family and enjoy being part of the group.
Vagabond has been wonderful for our family- the kids and parents are welcoming and supportive, and though there is a competitive process for auditioning, the staff is so supportive and helpful it makes even the audition a learning process. So glad we found Vagabond!!
I'm so thankful we found Vagabond Acting Troupe. I have been driving my daughter long distances for years to find an experience that really teaches her the rewards and challenges of her current chosen profession. After auditions, she told me she had learned more from the VAT team in one day than she did in weeks at other programs. The staff treat the kids as professionals, but they don't forget to allow them "kid" moments. My daughter has already signed up for the next two shows, and has a new group of friends. As a parent, I've been to many organizations that have a high level of competition between "stage moms". This was NOT my experience at Vagabond, which made the whole experience positive. The staff work hard to keep egos at the door and help everyone learn and have fun.
Vagabond Acting Troupes gave me the experience of life time. I was able to help out with make up and props. I was also give a wonderful opportunity to get up on stage and act in one of their professional shows. I got to meet a wonderfully supportive group of friends and I look forward to continuing my work with them in the Fall season.
Well i've been working with them for about almost a year now and originally I was going was not planing on making friends but I ended up did anyway ops all I can say is theses kids are amazing actress and actors Ive had the honor working with as well as the director and other staff members I've actually put a'lot of time as well as effort making sure my acting skills are sharpen as well as others encourage me as well as I encourage others to do so as well the parents are supportive of there kids as well as the other cast mates are very kind to each other as well. I would give this a five star for it for the acting the power theses kids bring to vagabond theater I think Vagabond theater is a great place where you can get your child the confidence they need to succeed in life if you don't believe me check this video out
My daughter did two weeks at Vagabond's summer camp and couldn't wait to do it again. When the fall workshop started she could hardly wait to get started. She is typically nervous in new situations, Vagabond has helped her come out of her shell by making new friendships with many new faces. There are many, many important lessons that are taught at Vagabond, the most important being hard work does pay off. She can't wait to get to work at the next workshop.
My son has learned so much though his experience at Vagabond, (with his singing, blocking, writing, basically every aspect of theater) The director has so much professional experience she passes on to the kids, if they wanted to work in the field, they would be prepared. Its a very encouraging environment for every skill level. And the parents are so nice too!
My daughter just completed her first, of what she hopes to be many, workshops at Vagabond acting Troupe and is still singing it's praises. We were amazed at what she learned and at her level of involvement I the production. The entire program was a learning experience for her but the most amazing part was that the production was fabulous as well. Everyone we invited to see the show raved about it. When children can experience the success that comes from such quality they truly learn the value of effort in production and I believe that is what Vagabond gave my daughter.
I have truly appreciated over the years the instruction Aileen has given my 3 kids. I have watched my daughter's love of theater grow and I attribute a lot of that to Aileen giving her a chance and some pretty good roles. She is fearless up on stage—for the most part. Her desire to do more in theatre has not waned and every time I ask her if she wants to take a break, she says she does at first, and then she changes her mind and wants to do another show with Vagabond. Both she and my oldest son want to do more--possibly professionally-- and I attribute that to the theater education and confidence they have gotten from Vagabond.