Sign up now to join our Learning Theater Studio courses beginning March 28. We have two different sessions for budding actors ages 6 - 8 and 9 and up. This course is a great way for young thespians to learn our creative process and work with our directors on memorizing dialogue, creating characters, stage presence and all of the fundamentals they will need to graduate to our Learning Theater Ensemble and be a part of a full production. Enrollment is also open for our Creative Drama workshop for ages 4 & 5.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the winners of its 2016 Community Investment Grants today. The largest and most competitive discretionary grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation and one of the largest pools of funds supporting broad-based giving in the Northern Virginia region, the grants support organizations which provide support in critical areas of need throughout Northern Virginia.
“Despite the region’s wealth, this Community Investment grants process always emphasizes the deep and profound need we see in Northern Virginia,” said Community Foundation Board Member, Ken Huntsman, 2016 Community Investment Fund Grants Committee Chair. “We are fortunate to engage passionate and knowledgeable volunteers to help us review the applications. This year’s grantees are all doing critical work with the neediest in our community.”
Creative Cauldron received $2,500 to support the Technical Theater Training Project, addressing Creative Cauldron's need to have a qualified pool of lighting design technicians available for its growing theatrical performance program while also serving a critical community need to provide enriching, out of school educational opportunities for at-risk Homestretch youth. More details on this exciting new project will be available soon.
Creative Cauldron would like to say thank you to the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia and congratulations to the other amazing area non-profit organizations that received funding this year.
Founded in February 2002 Creative Cauldron celebrates its 15th birthday this month! It has been a long journey and we are thankful to all of those who have traveled this road with us. We began in 2002 with our Summer Camps and continued to expand on our educational programming until we moved into our permanent home at ArtSpace Falls Church in 2009 and launched our theatrical productions.
Now, nine of our productions have received Helen Hayes Awards © Recommendations: Nevermore, Cole Porter: You're the Top!, Thunder Knocking on the Door, Marry Me a Little, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Turn of the Screw, Once on This Island, The World Goes 'Round and Monsters of the Villa Diodati. We've also received 7 Helen Hayes Awards nominations for Jacques Brel, The Turn of the Screw, and Once on This Island. Jacques Brel actor Alan Naylor won the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (Helen Production).
We now serve 12,000 patrons each year with our educational programs and theatrical productions while remaining committed to our mission to keep the arts "affordable and accessible."
Thank you to all of our donors, artists, and staff who have made the Creative Cauldron dream a reality for the past 15 years! We hope that with your support we can keep the dream alive for many years to come!
Our second installment of the "Bold New Works for Intimate Stages" Initiative opened to a full house this past Saturday night and to critical acclaim. Broadway World praised "With its vibrant cast, electric visuals, and thought-provoking themes, Monsters of the Villa Diodati is a must-see." DC Metro Theater Arts hailed is as "mesmerizing" and and "irrefutable success." Writers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith were applauded by DC Theatre Scene for their ability to "brave the dark and dusty spaces of the human soul and, no matter how twisted a tale, and imbue it with compassion to invoke sympathy."
Now Conner and Smith's latest creation is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended © by Theatre Washington. With 3 nominations for last year's "Bold New Work," The Turn of the Screw, (Outstanding Directors, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Ethan Miller) you don't want to miss Monsters of the Villa Diodati!