Hearts to Art, the Auditorium Theatre’s summer camp for young people who have experienced the death of a parent, is underway! Session Two (for young people ages 11-14) concludes on Friday, July 31, and we invite you to join us for the campers’ Final Camp Performance, which will be streaming on our YouTube page on July 31 at 3:30PM.
Final performance showcases are a tradition at Hearts to Art, and even though camp is running a little differently this year (we’ve moved all of our activities to an at-home format!), we are still honoring this final performance tradition. Fittingly, “tradition” is the theme of Hearts to Art this year, selected as the theme by Camp Director Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman all the way back in November! Of course, in November, there was no way of knowing that we would all have to alter some of our routines and traditions due to COVID-19, but now this theme is more relevant than ever.
All of the traditions that make Hearts to Art so special have still taken place these over the past weeks: Campers have taken music, theatre, and dance classes; participated in a (virtual) talent show; talked with one another in group healing sessions; and created visual art. As Sarah puts it: “We have honored our old traditions from when we were all together in one room and created new traditions in our own homes with our families as we have all participated together, while apart.”
Learn more about our campers and the final performance showcase in our program here.