On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, DTOC President Trey Hannah presented a check for $1,000 to Virginia White to support the work of the Meridian Stage 2 Youth Theater program. Virginia White has been working as the marketing director for the latest Stage 2 musical production “Beauty And The Beast” and performed in the show as well. She updated the club on how Stage 2 has been coming back strong from the shutdowns of last year and she explained a lot about the different jobs and roles filled by community teens with a strong interest in the performing arts.
Founded in 2010, Stage 2 began as a small troop of teenagers who were interested in learning about the different branches of theater, and has since grown to about ninety members between the ages of 13 and 19. The program stresses the importance of teamwork, and working OFF-stage is just as important for a show as being ON-stage! Members are actively involved on committees, helping with costumes, set design, props, advertisement and fundraising.
Stage 2 strives to promote community involvement and to expose members to all aspects of the performing arts. The mission of Stage 2 is to promote the performing arts through education and involvement in productions and community outreach, and to develop, through partnering, the community’s appreciation of the performing arts.
If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to be involved, contact Susie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.