Penobscot Theatre Company’s Education Department is pleased to announce its Dramatic Academy Summer Scholarship Recipients. The PTC Education Department works with our Parent Council to fundraise for our Summer Scholarship program. Due to the generosity of several local families and patrons, we were able to assist seven students in attending our Summer Sessions.
Each year, one student receives the Nathan Halvorson Scholarship. This sponsorship, name for one of our Dramatic Academy students much love directors, provides scholarship for one student to attend both sessions of our Young Adult program. Criteria for this scholarship includes service to the organization, commitment and dedication to the pursuit of theatre, and need. We could not be more pleased to announce that the recipient this year is Alyssa Stubbs. Alyssa is an Orono High School student and has become an integral part of activities at PTC. She is a member of Teen Council, has served as a Camp Counselor, interned as a part of many Productions Crews, and attended many of our Dramatic Academy class offerings. Alyssa had this to say about being the recipient of this generous scholarship:
“I was in complete shock. I am so grateful for this scholarship. It really helps my family, where I wanted to do both sessions, but we could barely afford one. When I found out, I was speechless. I thought I was in a dream. I couldn’t stop smiling. I am very thankful for this scholarship. I love theater. It’s my life. I am so full of joy when I am on stage performing and I never want to stop. Also, I love PTC. They are very welcoming and the people there are so nice and helpful. Whenever I step through the front doors of PTC, I always have a smile on my face. PTC has made me very happy.”
In addition to Alyssa’s scholarship, six other students were awarded funds to help make their summer at PTC possible:
Tiny Thespian Musical “Aristocats”: One boy and one girl from Bangor ages 5 and 6
Show Choir “West Side Story”: Eleven year old girl from Brewer
Youth Troupe “The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet”: Two girls, ages 10 & 11 from Dexter and Winterport
Young Adult Musical “RENT”: Female student, 14 years old from Bangor
The staff of PTC and faculty within the Dramatic Academy would like to thank those who so generously donated to the scholarship fund. As a non-profit organization, we rely on those who believe in Arts Education to support our programming and make it available to students of all ages and backgrounds.
There is still availability in all of our Session 1 Summer Programs. Registrations for this session will close June 20th. The Junior and Youth Musical portion of Session 2 is now closed, but registrations for all other programs in that session will remain open until July 20th. To find out more about our programs and to download your registration form please visit the Education tab on our website at: DRAMATIC ACADEMY SUMMER.