Teens wanted for local theater group
Updated: September 6, 2012 5:15PM
BUFFALO GROVE — Teens from across the northwest suburbs are encouraged to audition this weekend for REALITY Theatre’s performing group.
Participants don’t need previous acting experience, but they should be interested in learning more about acting and writing scripts. The goal, organizers said, is to form an ensemble that “combines the power of creative drama with the impact of youth speaking directly to youth — positive peer-to-peer communication.”
Auditions begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at OMNI Youth Service’s headquarters, 1111 W. Lake-Cook Road, Buffalo Grove.
Since forming in 1994, the theater group has focused on helping teens communicate positive messages to their peers. OMNI is a nonprofit agency that serves teens and their families around the region.
Performances will reflect current trends and challenges at schools across the country. Topics can include teasing and bullying; divorce; healthy friendships and dating; distracted driving; cigarettes, alcohol and drugs; internet safety; body image; and depression.
The group will perform for middle and high schools, youth organizations and retreats, health fairs, parents nights, corporate events, leadership camps and conferences around Illinois, the country and internationally.
Each member must pledge to be completely drug, alcohol and tobacco free and must be willing to communicate this and other healthy lifestyle messages to peers.
For more information, call OMNI at (847) 353-1500 or visit www.OmniYouth.org.