Spotlight on Metro-Atlanta Gems: HOTT Theatre for Children
Happy Wednesday Pilgrims!! Wedding Wednesday is on hold at the moment as I sort through finalizing plans and sorting through remaining decisions and my emotions. Nevertheless, I refuse to leave you post-less.
One thing I really like about living in the Atlanta area are the many hidden gems of the area and the stories behind them. Thus, starts an entirely new series spotlighting the gems I'm discovering in the area.
Today's spotlight falls on
HOTT Theater for Children.
Ms. Lauren Hunt.
I met Lauren in 2012 while I was teaching at a private school. She was my co-worker at the time, one I would describe as sweet, friendly, and even a little "over-the-top" when she wanted to be. The children loved her and it was evident that they particularly enjoyed the two shows they put on twice a year, which Lauren wrote and directed.
Along with being loved by the children, Lauren was also known for her diligent work ethic and her firm, uncompromising ways, especially when it came to rehearsals for shows and programs, and of course show time.
Each show I went to proved to be a success, with parents, school administrators and friends raving about the excellent job the students did!
Lauren's credentials include:
- Acting in a number of stage plays and short films
- A Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Auburn University
- Teaching for 5 years
- And currently working on her M.Ed (Master of Education degree) in Elementary Education
HOTT Theatre for Children
HOTT (Hunt's Over-The-Top) Theatre for Children is a vision GOD placed in Lauren's heart a long time ago. As a passionate educator who had been impacted by Theatre herself, Lauren wanted to share the gift of theatre with as many children as possible. Her parents encouraged her to pursue her GOD given dream, telling her day after day that she should start her own independent program and allow the world to see the positive impact the Arts have on children.
Education in the Arts
Too often in our society today, education, particularly education in the Arts (visual arts, theatre, dance, music, etc.) is the first on the list when it comes to budget cuts. Yet study after study continue to show the importance of Arts education.
A 2002 study conducted by the Arts Education Partnership revealed that children "exposed to drama, music, and dance are often more proficient at reading, writing, and math."
More recent studies, including the 2011 "Reinvesting in Arts Education" study conducted by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, show that integrating the arts with other subjects can help raise student achievement levels.
More on HOTT Theater for Children
At HOTT Theatre, children will develop a number of life skills including: confidence, creative and critical thinking skills, social skills, teamwork, and leadership skills.
In addition to developing their acting skills, children will also learn the history of theatre and the origin of "The Method" used for acting on stage. Children will also receive training for film and theatre auditions and will be introduced to theatre and film etiquette.
As a participant in the HOTT Theater for Children program, children will receive:
- Professional Headshots
- Acting Resume
- Reels and Acting Highlight Footage
All in addition to rehearsing, putting on plays and shows, and attending workshops introducing them to the world of Acting.
If you are interested in having your child(ren) become a part of this program -
Contact Lauren Hunt by calling770.866.5009
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for all application forms and fees.
Classes start August 16th, 2014.
HOTT Theatre for Children is located at 1000 Cobb Pkwy Suite A, Marietta, GA 30062
**Register by July 1st and use the special email code "blog" to receive a 10% discount on the first month's payment due August, 2014**
Like the HOTT Theatre page on Facebook to keep up with their upcoming projects and audition leads.
The Arts played a very critical role in my development as a child and still continues to be dear to me today! I truly love what Lauren is doing for the children of the Metro-Atlanta area.
It's never too early to supplement growth and development. And it's never too late! Growth and development should be continuous from our first breath to our last.
Let's Remain Inspired. Let's Invest in the Next Generation.
Happy Growing Pilgrims,
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