Cheri Ayres-Graves AKA: Momma C has been teaching theater and directing plays for 30 years. "My experience began with Church Christmas plays. I began writing scripts around the same time because I wanted to personalize the characters to the children I was directing. I taught elementary, Junior High and High School Drama in the Kent Public Schools. In 2013 my youngest daughter graduated from Homeschooling, needing something to do I offered a theater performance class to the homeschool community. 34 students registered and From Page to Stage Pro. began. In 2014 my middle daughter Dona May asked if I would begin a theater class for her. That year Theater For ALL, adaptive theater for adults with unique abilities began through Kent Parks and Rec."
Momma C is currently the Middle School Drama Director in addition to From Page to Stage Director.
A little about Camille: Miss Camille has numerous years of ballet and musical theater experience throughout the Seattle and south Sound area, A few of her favorite productions were: "The Music Man" with ManeStage and "Cats" with the HiLiners. Spring of 2018 Camille choreographed her first musical "The Wizard of Oz" for Tahoma Jr. Drama. Camille brings inspiration, enthusiasm and fun to our workshops, class and productions.
Shirley Rowe has an education degree from Western Washington University and hastaught in public, private, and home school settings for 40 years. While home schooling her own offspring, she began teaching high school literature and speech and debate to home school groups. She has been involved in From Page to Stage Productions as an audience member, parent, teaching assistant, director, and actor. Her other interests include folk dancing, canoeing, reading, and taking nature walks.
Making theater education and performance accessible to all individuals regardless of their ability with the goal of all persons discovering their confidence, beauty and voice.
Our productions and class content is always age appropriate and family friendly. Many of our scripts are original works and adaptations of literature, stories, fables, parables and fairy tales. We work on basic and well as advance theater skills emphasizing story telling through character development.
MAKING THEATER AVAILABLE TO ALL!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful--I know full well.
Welcome to From Page to Stage's first annual Gala! This year we are virtual! We chose a USO theme because we know how important entertainment and laughter are in stressful times. And that's what the USO did, help our troops have a moment in time where they could forget the stresses of war. So Join us in our wacky show as we "tell the history" of FPTS. We hope you can keep up.
To everyone who participated, we greatly appreciate your support. Thank you for helping us farther our goal of making theater available to all!