All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
Eva Carlston Academy is partnering with the Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) to provide all Eva Carlston students the opportunity to explore the world of performing arts. Students will participate in workshops starting with intro to acting, body language and presentation, and voice exercises. As they progress, students will work on memorization, monologues, and even writing and performing their own short plays. Additionally, there may be oportunities for groups to attend dress rehearsals and plays at SLAC, and possible mentorships and shadowing of SLAC actors or other employees.
The Salt Lake Acting Company is a 501(c)(3), and one of the chief performing arts organizations in Utah. SLAC has earned a loyal following by providing audiences of Salt Lake and the Intermountain West with the opportunity to experience plays that would otherwise not be produced in this area. SLAC is committed to supporting and developing a community of local professional theatre artists and to commissioning, developing and producing new plays. Through arts education programs, SLAC strives to be a resource for the arts for Utah students from kindergarten to university.
This opportunity will not only give students a chance to learn and develop in the realm of expressive arts, it will also provide a great opportunity for them to practice the critical social and emotional skills that they've been learning while at Eva Carlston Academy. The typical student at Eva struggles with anxiety and depression. As students practice valuable coping skills in the therapeutic milieu, they are given opportunities, like this one with SLAC, to take what they've learned and apply it in a real-life scenario while being able to participate in an activity that they love and would likely have missed out on prior to treatment.
All students at Eva Carlston Academy are empowered through developing skills to manage anxiety and solve problems. As a treatment provider, Eva Carlston excels at finding opportunities for the clients to practice social risks, such as performing in front of others and being in the community to test new skills. This partnership is just one way that the clients experience both artistic and emotional growth opportunities daily.
About Eva Carlston AcademyEva Carlston Academy (UT) is a small licensed residential treatment center located in Salt Lake City that provides treatment to teenage girls in a family-style, but clinically intense therapeutic environment. Our urban location provides daily opportunities to experience community involvement and fine arts opportunities. Students at Eva Carlston face challenges associated with trauma, anxiety, relationship problems and depression.