Student Film Screening: Breaking Bonds
December 5, 2010
When a special ops field agent is ambushed, it sends a shockwave of turmoil jeopardizing the whole operation and everyone's bonds. Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage program presents the screening of Breaking Bonds, a film made by the students of the Fall Filmmaking Class with instructors Art Ornelas and Amelia Rico of RicOrnelProductions. Seven Houston-area highschoolers, currently the students of MST’s 4th Kids On Stage Filmmaking class, created the film.
The screening will be held Sunday, December 5 at 3:30pm at Main Street Theater – Chelsea Market, located at 4617 Montrose Boulevard. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. There is a meet-and-greet with the actors at 3:00pm before the screening.
About the Students
The cast is comprised of seven children from the Houston area and is as follows: Ron Calzolari (77019), Destiny Duhon (77584), Rhys Griffin (77062), Jack Porter (77030), Joe Ridyard (77479), Jonathan Steiger (77584), and Gabrielle Wojtowicz (77024).
Watch the film trailer below.
About Kids On Stage
Kids On Stage (KOS), now in its 22nd season, has been designed to spark a lifelong appreciation of theater by encouraging young people to participate in all aspects of play production, from movement and monologues to stagecraft and theater history. The curriculum teaches essential skills such as creative thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, and communication—skills that enhance the overall learning process. Through year-round classes, outreach programs, and camps both on-site and at satellite locations, students develop their voices, bodies, and imaginations in a challenging and fun curriculum, taught by professional artists and arts educators.
Main Street Theater’s KOS program offers a wide range of classes for students of all skill levels, including individual audition coaching sessions, movement and dance classes, comedy improv classes, high school workshops, and a Summer Performing Arts Camp throughout the summer. The KOS Rehearsal and Performance system includes classes for students at two levels: those who are ready to audition for plays for the public and those who want to hone their skills by producing a play in a “lab” context for family and friends. Classes range from $175 - $500; camp ranges from $260 - $520.
For more information or to register for classes and camps, please call 713-524-9196 x 104 or log on to mainstreettheater.com. Troy Scheid is Director of Education. Jonathan Gonzalez is Assistant Director of Kids On Stage.
Since 1975, Main Street Theater has produced high quality professional theater for audiences of all ages through its MainStage productions and Main Street Youth Theater. The Main Street Theater Kids On Stage program offers performing arts classes and camps for children 5 years to 19 years of age. The organization produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and 4617 Montrose Boulevard at Chelsea Market.
Main Street Theater is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of 25 arts organizations that work collectively to raise awareness of the size and diversity of the arts in Houston, and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters. Main Street Theater offers a lively year-round repertory of classic and contemporary plays for audiences of all ages and provides a much-needed showcase for Houston theater professionals. Main Street Theater is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and of ASSITEJ, the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people.
Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Pictured above: Pictured at the camera is Jonathan Steiger.
Pictured below: foreground, L-R: Gabrielle Wojtowicz, Ron Calzolari, and Jack Porter; background: Jonathan Steiger.
Photos by photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com.