Loudoun community theater maven Karlah Louis closed down her beloved Main Street Theater Productions last summer, but she continues to be a mentor for young performers.
When COVID hit this spring and forced performing arts organizations around the region to cancel summer camps, Louis announced a series of virtual theater camps for local teens, with daily Zoom rehearsals and an online end-of-camp production.
Louis’ first online production “The QuaranTeens” streams Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at Louis’ Facebook page. “The QuaranTeens” tackles young people’s hopes and anxieties related to COVID, featuring original dialogue created by Louis in collaboration with student performers along with familiar musical numbers and creative new twists on old favorites.
“The QuaranTeens” features Louis’ youngest group of performers—made up mostly of middle school students. Louis has scheduled two high school camps featuring some of the county’s best-known community and high school theater performers later this summer, with new productions scheduled for Saturday, July 25 and Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/karlah.louis to tune in.