Nevada Historical Society
April 29, 2017
11 am – 4 pm
The young Chautauquan scholars have been hard at work preparing their characters. Here’s an opportunity to watch them give their monologues at the Society.
Great Basin Young Chautauqua was founded by Nevada Humanities in 1993, is Reno’s youth adjunct to the annual Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival.
The Young Chautauqua program in Reno continues to provide a six-month training program each year that culminates in performances during Nevada Humanities Chautauqua event.
Young Chautauqua is an intense program of scholarship, research, rehearsing, and performing. Young Chautauquans commit to developing a theatrical character in late January and spend more than six months reading biographies, learning stories, and rehearsing their character in front of other Young Chautauquans at bimonthly meetings.
In April and May, their characters are ready and Young Chautauquans perform in the Truckee Meadows area. They each create a costume and polish flexible 5, 10, and 15-minute monologues that they present to community groups, schools, libraries, and service organizations.