Muse of Fire once again stages young playwrights’ creations
A sushi falls in love with a watermelon. A family figures out how to stay together. A dog tries to save the world. A teenager learns to stand up for what she wants. A scientist bear creates potions to stop…a fear of rocks.
These are just a few of the play concepts written by 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old playwrights for The Muse of Fire Project.
A ten-week after-school theatre camp held at the Chattanooga Public Library, The Muse of Fire Project has been going strong for five years. Ten students come in and play games, eat snacks, brainstorm ideas, and develop the skills to write short plays with substance. As the students are mentored by the adults, who sometimes seem more excited than the kids, their confidence and excitement grows. Out of the uninhibited imaginations come characters that adults would rarely get to play—magic trees, lumberjacks, supermodels, warrior cats, and many more.
Foam-core guitars, magic capes, and compositions by real music composers add to the authenticity of the worlds the children created on paper. The end result is always something fresh, original and fun. Make reservations in advance firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested $10 donation at the door.
The Muse of Fire Project
Friday, 7 p.m.
Saturday, 3, 7 p.m.
Chattanooga Public Library
1001 Broad St.