Welcome to Grand, Travelers, & Scrim (GTS) Youth Theatre, a volunteer based company. GTS believes that there should be opportunities for enrichment in youth's lives through participation in the performing arts. Theatre is magic, magic that happens when a group comes together with the shared love of theatre to form a community, a family. That moment after weeks of hard work everyone comes together for an evening of entertainment and escape from reality. A magic we would like to have the youth create and experience first hand. To the young people: Our main goal is to provide all of you with a space to come and be yourselves. And if you don’t know who you are yet, well, we want to be somewhere that you feel safe enough to figure that out. While theatre is a challenge during Covid, our first couple productions will be on a virtual platform that will be streamed live for audiences to enjoy. Hopefully, in the near future we will be on stage to provide in person entertainment. Last but not least, GTS is a year-round all-inclusive youth theatre group and we encourage anyone 5-17 years of age to come out, audition, volunteer, and become a part of the family.
Welcome from the Team
From the script of Maggie Able,
I want to take a moment and introduce myself. But where do I begin. Like many people when having to write about themselves, I'm sitting here staring at this virtual white sheet of paper and thinking, "ugh.” But then, I remember, this isn't so much about me as it is about the vision.
Some not so ancient history: I was bitten by the “theatre bug” in high school and I love theatre now just as much as I did then. It fascinated me that you can work that hard for weeks to put together a show and then, magic. The magic that is being able to tell a story by bringing the characters to life.
So where am I going with all of this? Right, the vision.
Theatre needs to be accessible to everyone. Not just grown ups but kids too. I want to share the magic of theatre with the youth in my community. Help you build a place where you can create magic and be a part of something that is bigger than yourself. A place where there is plenty of opportunities for everyone to be a part of something special and not left behind because you didn't fit the mold or weren't favored.
So what happened when I talked about this subject with like-minded friends? Ideas spark, the vision starts, and we decided to just jump in with both feet. Which brings us to Grand, Travelers, & Scrim (GTS).
I'll wrap this up by saying that I'm excited to be starting this new adventure and:
Welcome to the GTS Family!