Through a partnership with Foxfire Productions Performing Arts Center, Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) provided another great summer for youth in GHA’s affordable housing communities. This is the sixth year GHA’s “It’s Your Time to Shine” Theater Arts Program has offered youth the opportunity to help write, perform, direct and produce a summer play.
Beginning on June 18th, the youth, ages 5 to 19, gathered at the resource center each day to learn their lines, dance steps and songs to make the final production a success. This year “Sinderella” combined the singing, dancing and acting abilities of over 20 youth. It was a twist on the traditional story of Cinderella that carried the theme of honoring one’s parents and practicing humility.
The play was performed on August 16, 2018, at the Claremont Courts Resource Center. Over 100 family, friends, staff members and supporters attended the hour-long performance.
GHA’s “It’s Your Time to Shine” Theater Arts Program is a nationally recognized program and received an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials in 2015.