Feb 3, 2011

Youth Congress Leadership at Kavli Theater


On Wednesday, January 12th, over 60 students participating in the Youth Congress Leadership Program gathered at the Kavli Theater in the Civic Arts Plaza. We were greeted by Mr. Tom Mitze, who is the Director of Cultural Affairs for Thousand Oaks. He introduced Mr. Gary Mintz who is the Technical Services Manager. When we first walked in, we all sat on stage in seats facing towards the center of the stage. The lights went out, and a single spotlight shone on a ballet dancer as she performed a solo dance. After this spectacular performance by dancer, Whitney Walsh, we were shown various lighting options often used during shows. Then, we were taken on a tour of the Kavli Theater, where we saw everything from the backstage area to the soundboard. Overall, it was a unique experience and everyone left with a new respect for the people who participate in a show and those who help put it on.

Written by Jamie Lutz
Thousand Oaks High School



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