The BLT annual summer youth workshops concluded Friday with performances at Gentry Junior School by the participating teens. In a series of monologs and scenes, titled “A Potpourri of Plays,” directed by Carrie McRay, including two readers’ theatre selections, the young talents demonstrated that they had made excellent use of the past two weeks of their summer vacations.
Cameron Lieck began the performance with a monolog on “Stage Fright”. Next, Logan Neely held the stage with his presentation of “The Long Way Home,” about a young man who discovers the best way to avoid a dangerous threat in his neighborhood. This was followed by Lieck & Neely combining their acting gifts in a scene titled “Bums,” during which they scattered among the audience to beg donations. After other monologs by Lieck, a Anahuac High School student, and Neely, a Goose Creek Memorial sophomore, the performance concluded with readers’ theatre versions of “Seven Minutes in Heaven” and “The Tutor,” in which the students were supported by an appearance of BLT summer college intern Megan Thomas, a senior at Stephen F. Austin University.
Congratulations to the workshop participants. We hope to see them on the BLT stage in the near future.