An interview with Bob Carter Founder of Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co Palm Beach County, Florida
It has long been recognized that active involvement in the arts offers a wide range of benefits both to the participant as well as to the recipient. As an artist with a disability, I know from personal experience that self-creativity on any level naturally leads to an improvement in emotional health, self-esteem. Artistic expression enhances the development of positive social skills and other important communication abilities. After a crippling bout of polio, I found creative expression through the visual arts, contributed to my physical and psychological healing. However, I never tried acting even though it mesmerized me.
Like many others, I have always been dazzled by the theater and the stage. I have watched actors create magic with their words, transfix audiences and evoke standing ovations. Secretly, I have envisioned myself on that stage in the spotlight. I have asked my-self, how do they do it? Are actors born with the passion to perform or is it learned through years of study?
Recently, I have had the opportunity to meet with Palm Beach County’s, Bob Carter, and founder of the Actor’s Repertory Workshop.
Bob Spoke openly and candidly about his life in the theater and the 30-year history of the Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Co. His love for the stage began in is early years, continuing through high school and developed into a compelling story of love for the performing arts. In a true spirit of giving back to the community, Bob continues to put his heart and soul into Actor’s Rep. It is a labor of love. The main goal of Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Company, Inc, a 501(c)(3), is to provide education and training in the theatre arts and to develop professional theatrical productions using primarily local talent.
The company offers a wide variety of classes for adults of ALL ages, children, and teens, as well as top-notch theater productions. This wonderful theatrical company offers something for everyone. Many part-time Floridians are seasonal students and members of the acting company. Bob explained that the benefits for participating children were countless and a major factor in building self-esteem. The company offers a summer program for youths of all ages, as well as many options for a wide variety of workshops.
Ask yourself, is it possible that acting classes will enhance your life or the life of someone you love? You can discover a new passion at any age and we all need to save time to (play) and have fun! The official site: http://actorsrep.org/
Check it out. You’ll be happy you did.