Nomad Theatre Company, sponsored by SELF, is a tuition-based, audition-only educational program appearing around the Fox Valley Area. the company produces a wide variety of projects all aimed at building self-esteem and leadership among youth, grades 2nd through college. Cast members “create not imitate” by collaborating with the director to develop a unique show based on everyone’s participation and imagination. Everyone gets a part.
Auditions for the company’s production of RENT School Edition for high school and college students will be Sunday, October 25, from 2-4pm OR
Monday, October 26, from 5:30-7:30pm at Pheasant Run Resort’s Gauguin Room in Gallery Hall, 4051 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles
Self-Esteem for Life Foundation (SELF) is 501 C 3 non-profit organization dedicated to building self-esteem among young people through the performing arts. Youth grades 2-college have the opportunity to create a theatre production, and can audition for singing, acting and/or dancing roles. Those not interested in performing can work backstage on sets, costumes, lighting, sound and more.
Founder Tracy Whiteside specializes in coaching children and teens, and has been training and directing young actors for over 15 years. A photographer, modeling coach, director and performing arts teacher, Tracy has been in the entertainment and fashion business for over 35 years. She has directed over 60 youth musicals, and taught performing arts at Elgin College and Christian Youth Theatre. As a Board Member of First Street Playhouse, she directed and produced plays at the theatre. Now serving as the Education Manager at Fox Valley Rep Theatre at Pheasant Run Resort, Tracy directs and teaches children’s musicals and is responsible for the development and staffing of the Performing Arts Academy.