My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio, Seattle, WA, USA
Freehold holds a special place in my heart. From the moment I walked through its doors I felt a warm welcome, and never intimidated. The quality of teaching is amazing and so affordable. The teachers are all working professionals and not stuck in stale academic ways of teaching. Lessons are fun! Unlike many "exclusive" performance art schools that make you feel they're doing you a favor to have you as their student, Freehold is an inclusive place that makes you feel valued, that they are lucky to have you there. As students of Freehold, we are all accepted as who we are, and we learn to embrace and cultivate our own uniqueness - quirks and all. We are treated with respect and curiosity, and we are encouraged to collaborate instead of compete. The staff are so friendly and the teachers are real mentors/coaches that challenge us and help us get closer to being the best version of our authentic selves. Freehold has an essential role in Seattle's theater scene. I greatly appreciate its role in serving the culturally under-served populations, including women in prison. I love being part of Freehold's community!