Mark Weber | Red Deer Express | October 31, 2018
With loads of experience from his own years in theatre, Red Deer’s Albertus Koett is thrilled to have signed on as the new artistic director for Tree House Youth Theatre.
Born and raised in Red Deer, the extremely talented Koett has been acting, writing, directing, and producing theatre for the last 25 years.
“This year also marks our 30th season, so that’s really exciting,” he said during a recent chat.
As to his own particular vision for the group, Koett said he aims to hold to the initial vision that was set all those years ago. “Tree House was created to be a place where youth in Red Deer and Central Alberta can learn the fundamentals of theatre and make really good productions,” he said. “We really believe that youth theatre can be inspiring, it can be challenging and it can be thought-provoking. It can be quality theatre.”
Another outstanding facet of Tree House Youth Theatre is the ongoing commitment to help prepare participants to go beyond Tree House.
“So those with Tree House can take their skills to the high school programs, to post secondary institutions and (later) onto community and professional theatre. They are going to learn the industry standards as far as auditioning, preparing for rehearsals, what to do in rehearsals, theatre terminology and the history behind a lot of the ways that we do things,” he said.
“Theatre is my passion, and I also love working with people in theatre because it’s a shared passion,” he said, adding that he’s really excited to share with the Tree House youth from his own extensive experience.
For more about Tree House Youth Theatre, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.treehouseyouththeatre.ca.
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