Profiles in Service: Cook County Community Foundation salutes The Grand Marais PlayhouseOct 22, 2020 05:18AM ● By Editor
A Performance Session. Photos: Grand Marais Playhouse
From the Cook County Community Foundation - October 22, 2020
Cook County is blessed to having many passionate non-profit organizations that are dedicated to enhance the lives of the people who live here. This month, the Cook County Community Foundation is partnering with Boreal Community Media to salute many of its past grant recipients and how they have put those dollars to work to help make our community a better place to live.
You can make a difference too – make your tax deductible donation to the Cook County Community Foundation by sending your check to Cook County Community Fund, P.O. Box 763, Grand Marais, MN 55604 or by following this link to make an on-line donation: https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/donate?id=1702
By Sue Hennessy, Director of the Grand Marais Playhouse
The Grand Marais Playhouse began an afterschool theater program on September 15, thanks to the support from the Cook County Community Fund. The program is led by Playhouse Director Sue Hennessy and is open to youth in grades 3-8 and has two sessions a week. One on the performance aspects of theater including acting and directing and a session on the technical aspects of theater including design, lighting, sound, costuming and stage management.
A Technical Session: Photo: Grand Marais Playhouse
The programs runs from September to December. If successful and funds can be secured, the program will be ongoing.
There are currently 16 youth participating in the pilot program.
Besides theatrical learning, participants also learn ensemble building, creative thinking, public speaking, literature, math, and physics as well as grow in confidence and self esteem.