The 52nd Teenage Drama Workshop kicked off with a bang today, with director Doug Kaback imploring students to cherish “this blessing, this opportunity to come spend the whole day together just being artists.”
Reminding students of the tough economic times we live in, Kaback encouraged the kids to come to TADW and leave their problems at the door. Calling the program a “thrilling, energizing, positive educational experience,” Kaback encouraged the students to “enjoy the process as you become the people who populate the stories we are going to tell.”
Of course, those stories are “The Wiz”, the much-loved adaptation of Dorothy’s journey to Oz, and “Pinocchio,” a modern retelling of the classic Italian fable about a little wooden toy who dreams of becoming a real boy. Complete show schedules available at www.csun.edu/tadw.