Camden Rockport Middle School
Thank you to Erma Colvin for the information below that describes the opportunity for middle school students in Camden Rockport Middle School. Erma is a dance educator who works at the school.
The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch, a satire of the Old West was presented by the Camden Rockport Middle School on March 23,24,25 at the Camden Opera House. The cast and crew consisted of 48 6th-8th Graders, 30 on stage and 18 backstage.
The production was directed by Ellen Curtis, an Ed. Tech. at CRMS with many years of theater experience. She adapted the script for a middle school cast and audience. She also added places for music and dance. Erma Colvin, also with many years of theater and dance experience, was the technical director and choreographer. The production, itself, was entirely student run. The sound effects were done live and the lights and backstage were run by the students with adult supervision.
CRMS is very lucky to have an administration interested and supportive of the Arts. Under the direction of Principal Maria Libby and Assistant Principal Matt Smith, the performing and visual arts are alive and well at CRMS. The Art teacher, Kristen Andersen provided her professional expertise in the artful painting of the set. The Music teacher, Allysa Anderson, provided choral coaching for the singing in the production. Many of the staff of CRMS helped backstage during the performances.
Sounds like a wonderful collaborative experience and another example of why Camden-Rockport was recognized with one of the Imagination Intensive Community awards presented in 2010.