YAH Schedule

2021 SHOWCASES

2020 SPRING & FALL CLASS SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED.

SUMMER: CANCELLED June 24 (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm & June 26 (Friday) at 2:00 pm 
FALL: CANCELLED October 23 (Friday) at 2:00 pm & October 24 (Saturday) at 7:30 pm

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YOUNG AT HEARTLAND SPRING TOUR SCHEDULE:

Schedule will be set in June 2021 with our new class.  Classes for seniors age 55 or better begin March 30.  Registration fee is $50 and must be received by March 20.  Call 309 452 5647 for more information.

Young at Heartland “on the road” at Hopedale

The eight 120-minute acting workshop sessions, for persons 55 and over are held at Heartland Theatre Company and taught by Sandra Zielinski and assisted by Terri Whisenhunt.  Sandra Zielinski is a Professor Emerita from the School of Theatre and Dance at ISU.  Sandra has directed over 15 shows at Heartland Theatre.  Terri Whisenhunt holds B. S. in Acting from Illinois State University.

Ann B. White, Program Director; Terri Whisenhunt, Assistant Instructor; Sandra Zielinski, Instructor
Young at Heartland member Carol Baker as “Maxine” in between showcase scenes

About our “Young at Heartland” Acting Program for Seniors

Spring and Fall Class Sessions 

Young at Heartland’s spring and fall senior acting workshop normally begins the first Monday in April and the first Monday in August.. Class sessions meet every Monday from 4-6 pm for eight sessions and then go out into the community to perform.  Sessions are dedicated to the study of the craft of acting, culminating in performances at senior activity centers in the area. Ensemble members collaborate with the instructor in choosing appropriate material to be memorized or performed as a reading.

Eight 120-minute acting workshop sessions, for persons 55 and over, are held at Heartland Theatre Company and taught by Sandra Zielinski and assisted by Terri Whisenhunt.  Sandra Zielinski is a Professor Emerita from the School of Theatre and Dance at ISU.  Sandra has directed over 15 shows at Heartland Theatre. Terri Whisenhunt holds B. S. in Acting from Illinois State University. Currently, she is conducting acting workshops at Heartland Community College.

Young at Heartland strives to build an ensemble of seniors who share the values of continuing education, creative self-expression, and community outreach.  It is designed to accommodate and support performers’ comfort levels with memorization. We aim to find appropriate pathways to showcase performers’ gifts in a fun, stress-free atmosphere.

Those interested  in the next session are asked to call YAH Program Director Ann White at (309) 452-5647 or email [email protected].

Location of workshop: 1110 Douglas St., Normal, Illinois in the Community Activity Center

Workshop, called “Young at Heart-land” is a program of HEARTLAND THEATRE COMPANY and is funded in part by the McLean County Arts Center Regranting program, grant provider for the ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL and the Town of Normal HARMON ARTS GRANT.

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