Imagine That is responsible for helping youth deal with difficult and serious issues (such as substance abuse, violence, sexuality, and much more). These issues are addressed through a unique form of expression, improvisational theatre. Cast members are able to act out situations and explore with possible solutions through the art of theatre and the use of improvisation interactively with the audience.
Successful theatre impacts audience members. Imagine That takes on the task of opening the minds of youth and adults by addressing social issues in a safe environment, encouraging open discussion, evoking emotional responses, and inspiring positive change.
Theatre can be used as a vehicle for growth and understanding. Discussing these powerful scenes about difficult issues help youth and adults voice their thoughts and opinions, often challenging people for discussion. These conversations open the door to the possibility of audience members adopting new view points, attitudes, opinions, and behaviors.
Imagine That performs throughout South Carolina and other states at various schools, churches, community events, conferences, group homes, and other organizations. The original troupe, consisting of 10 cast members, was formed in the summer of 1994. It was developed as an innovative way to reach audiences through eye-opening dramatic presentations.
THE 2009-2010 IMAGINE THAT CAST
Be sure to check the calendar for scheduled performances, rehearsals, and workshops! Don't miss Imagine That the next time they are in your area!
Imagine That has a new training video. For those of you that have seen us perform, one of our most popular scenes is "The Dance". This scene has become so popular over the years and we've have had such a demand for it, we filmed a training video based on the scene. The video is hosted by former Imagine That cast member and creator of the scene, Donnette Baumann. To get a copy of this DVD, contact Phillip or Kierra!
Funding for Imagine That
In the summer of 2005, Imagine That lost funding. With the help of local foundations and the Spartanburg Little Theatre,Imagine That is now housed at the Chapman Cultural Center as a program of the Spartanburg Little Theatre.
Now Imagine That is able to continue to perform and do workshops. We are currently in the process of seeking grants,corporate sponsorships, and individual contributions.
Please consider a tax deducitble donation to Imagine That. Contact Program Coordinator, Kierra Sims for more information.
When you give to Imagine That you are helping us fulfill our commitment to enhance Spartanburg County, by reaching youth and their families.
This youth-led organization is making unforgettable changes in the community.