MOUNT CARROLL, IL – The Mount Carroll Foundation awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant for their Summer Youth Employment in the Arts project.  This project created paid apprentice positions for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP hired four paid teen apprentices this past summer.

 Timber Lake Playhouse, operating in its 56th Season, hires performers, directors and designers from around the country each year. The apprentice program is designed to immerse pre-college teens from Northwest Illinois in all aspects of professional theatre production. Rather than volunteering time, the grant provides an hourly pay rate comparable to other summer work.  The program provides immersion in theatre design, costuming, sound and lighting, directing, management and marketing.

 “It is important for TLP to offer programming to area teens.” said TLP Executive Director Dan Danielowski.  “The support from the Mount Carroll Foundation is very much appreciated.”   As a part of the Summer Apprentice Program, TLP also produced an All Area Teen Production of Grease.  

 Gift Certificates and Subscriptions for next summer’s 57th season Subscription Series are now on sale. Subscriptions can be purchased online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.  The Box Office special Holiday Hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 pm.  The playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road in rural Mount Carroll

 This project is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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