Harlequin Productions launches Kickstarter campaign

lpemberton@theolympian.comMay 11, 2013 

Harlequin Productions in Olympia has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a free summer youth program.

The theater company set a goal to raise $4,000 in pledges through the online fundraiser by June 1 for what’s being billed as the Conservatory for Young Actors. The project would fund an intensive six-week program for youths ages 12-19 that includes theatrical training, collaboration and leadership skills.

“We’ve always wanted to do this — to teach the art of classical acting to the next generation,” artistic director Scot Whitney said in a news release. “This is about talent and commitment, and about recognizing and nurturing those abilities.”

Donors will receive a tax receipt and rewards such as T-shirts, stickers and tickets to the student production.

For more information, go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/harlequincya/conservatory-for-young-actors-0.

lpemberton@theolympian.com

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