Summer Music Fun at St. John’s

Summer Music Fun at St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, CT, is offering a three-week summer musical camp for area children this July. The children will be rehearsing and then performing an original musical based on the story of Noah and the ark written and directed by Tom Dulack, an award-winning playwright-director who has been working for years with the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert series.

What: “The Rainy Days & Nights of Mr. and Mrs. Noah.”

Who: Children ages 6-11; no experience necessary

Where: St. John’s Parish Hall and Church, 80 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 0673

When: Monday July 8 through Saturday July 27, Monday – Friday, 9 am – noon. (The days leading up to the performance might require additional rehearsal time.)

How much: $50

Space is limited so to reserve a place or if you have any questions: Camp Coordinator Sophie Contact Sophie

Tom Dulack is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and director whose new play, The Road to Damascus, opens Off-Broadway in January 2015. His play Incommunicado won a Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama, and Friends Like These won the Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy. Among his other plays, which have appeared on and Off-Broadway as well as in leading regional theaters around the country, are Breaking Legs, Diminished Capacity, Francis, York Beach, Just Deserts, Solomon’s Child, 1348, Shooting Craps, and The Elephant & Mrs. Rossetti. His novels include The Stigmata of Dr. Constantine and The Misanthropes. He is also the author of the theater memoir In Love With Shakespeare. He has written and directed the scripts for the YPCs since 2005. He is also professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

HEATHER LIPSON BELL  works nationally and internationally on both stage & screen and specializes in outreach & special needs programs. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Boston Conservatory. She has appeared with the New York & Los Angeles Philharmonics; Los Angeles, Dallas, Palm Beach & Boston Lyric Opera companies; Boston & South Dakota Symphony Orchestras, Pasadena Symphony & Pops; at the Hollywood Bowl; and with City Ballet of Los Angeles, Helios Dance Theatre, La Danserie, South Bay Civic Light Opera, Cabrillo Music Theatre and Odyssey Dance Theatre.  Her film credits include Academy Award winners  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  and  West Bank Story . She is currently founder & creative director of Performing Arts For All featured in the award-winning short documentary FREEZE! Try Again; Director of Education at MUSE/IQUE; Assistant Director/Guest Teaching Artist with LA Opera education department;  Dancer with White Crane Dance Theatre and a Wharton Performance certified flexibility technician.