After being deposed as Duke of Milan by a conspiracy of his own brother and the King of Naples, Prospero and his young daughter Miranda are abandoned at sea and left for dead. Unknown to his enemies, Prospero washes up on an uninhabited island, where he spends twelve years raising his daughter and perfecting magical arts. When a ship carrying those who harmed him passes near Prospero’s island, the magician raises a tempest that splits the ship and drives the passengers to the island. Then Prospero, with the help of his airy spirit servant Ariel, uses his magic to thwart two murderous plots, evoke regret for past sins, encourage a love match, and bring about justice, forgiveness, and hope for the future.
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.