The East Georgia State College Foundation recently received a $5,000 grant from the Mill Creek Foundation to help expand the performing arts program at the college. This grant will be used to help fund scholarships and provide operation costs of the program.
Starting in the Fall semester of this year, the East Georgia State College Performing Arts Group is planning to produce a fall and spring theatrical production along with two mini production events. These mini productions can be seasonally themed or period themed performances, live improv shows, or dinner theatre events.
“The performing arts offers a range of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater community to experience the kind of entertainment events that people often have to travel to larger cities to enjoy,” said Christian Kraus, assistant professor at EGSC. “When we can offer these opportunities locally, consistently, and for a long enough period of time that we become associated by name and reputation as being a place where this is part of our shared cultural identity, it will only draw more and more people here.”
The college is working to recruit and enroll 20 theatre troupe/program members with a goal of 15 of those members living on campus in Bobcat Villas.
EGSC would like to thank the Mill Creek Foundation for their continued support of the college and the performing arts program. Without grants like these, students at EGSC would not get the experiences these grants make possible.