There is so much to see and do in the lobby before a show at Orlando REP, it is no wonder families are encouraged to arrive early! Making crafts, viewing art, learning about the show, scavenger hunts, and fun facts about the cast are just some of the ways you can spend your time pre-show. Setting the stage for each production, bringing visual art and theatre together, is Orlando REP’s Young Artists in the Spotlight!

Young Artists in the Spotlight features work generated by visual art classes in local schools and organizations that tie to the theme of the current Orlando REP production. We encourage young people to connect with our productions on many levels, and for many, a piece of art might be the bridge they need to fully immerse in the story they are about to see.

For Anne of Green Gables, Orlando REP worked with Artreach Orlando and  Orange County Academy in Bithlo. The artwork was created by students in Ms. Boyette’s 4th and 5th grade class. Students explored the themes and characters in Anne of Green Gables. Students used watercolor pencils, watercolor techniques, and artist pens to illustrate their favorite scene from the book, the moment Anne first arrives at Green Gables.  Students learned what gables are, used their imagination to visualize the scene, and then applied artistic techniques to  complete their picture.

Come and see their work displayed in the lobby during the run of Anne of Green Gables!

ArtReach Orlando transforms the lives of youth through the healing process of art. ArtReach Orlando provides art programs for youth experiencing difficult economic and social situations who may not have access to the arts. Through the creative process, we are exploring the link between art, social justice, and the healing process. By fostering creativity, we are encouraging and empowering young people to imagine the positive changes they wish to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world.