Area kids get in the act
Elementary school students in Jessica Rodecker's workshop don masks they made and prepare to read through a scene from "Macbeth." It was sophisticated fare for the age group, but Rodecker took the scene -- featuring witches and a cauldron -- line by line to explain Shakespeare's language. Clockwise from Rodecker are Vera Mihailidis, Keenan Ovrebo-Welker, Aboud Ashab, Juliana Storm and Rosemary Grace Wilkinson.
Rosemary Grace Wilkinson is the leader in the dance exercise -- she picks the moves and the other children follow along. Behind her are Vera Mihailidis and Keenan Ovrebo-Welker.
Instructor Jessica Rodecker praises students Aboud Ashab and Juliana Storm for hitting one of the notes on the scale perfectly during a warm-up exercise in her theater workshop. Rosemary Grace Wilkinson and Keenan Ovrebo-Welker observe.