“Workshopping” is a crucial step when writing a piece for the stage. This is when the playwright gets to hear what works and what doesn't. Does that song fit the mood of the scene? Is that line awkward and difficult to say? Did the playwright leave out a crucial detail?! This is your rare chance to interact with the writer and give your input!
*Class students who are cast in Narnia or Little Women are expected to attend their CYT class weekly. More than one class absence may affect the student's casting/participation in the show; a scene, a dance, a role, or the show.
Rita Baird is a piano teacher, writer, and mother of 9. She was in her high school production of Fiddler on the Roof and has loved the stage ever since. She is a graduate of Monte Vista High School (in Danville) and UC Berkeley, where she studied music and sang in the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and madrigal group. More recently, she wrote a new musical based on E. Nesbit's classic novel "Five Children and It". Rita plays on the worship team at Valley Bible Church, and she especially loves making music with others and singing a new song to the Lord!