Photo from UVP's production of Willy Wonka, in March 2013
BETHEL, CT - Since beginning in Bethel in January of 2010, Ultra Violet Productions had brought stories, songs and smiles through youth theatre to the Greater Danbury community. For a brief time in January of 2013 through July of 2013, UVP "merged" into the Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) in the wake of the horrible tragedy of 12/14. For 7 months UVP/SHACK offered free healing arts programs, as well as low cost theatre sessions to help bring healing to the community through the arts. Due to lack of funding, the SHACK closed on July 7, 2013. The SHACK donated all of the remaining items to two local Newtown charities and are now re-focusing their efforts on Ultra Violet Productions.
The mission of Ultra Violet Productions (UVP) since beginning in January of 2010 has been to build a child's self-esteem through a no-pressure approach to theatre. UVP focuses on encouraging a child to find their own voice through positive reinforcement and help them to gain confidence to perform.
In addition, UVP incorporates a community service project into the final production to teach students that they can help others through their gifts and talents.
Ultra Violet Productions is now accepting registrations for their fall/winter session to begin Saturday, September 28th and run through Saturday December 7th. This year's production is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Classes are geared toward children ages 4-14 years old and are held at Dance Dimensions in Brookfield, conveniently located at 14 Del Mar Drive, off Federal Road in the same parking lot as Route 7 Music.
On the night of the production UVP will hold a hat, glove and sock drive to donate to the homeless through the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury.
For more information and a registration form, please visit www.uvproductionsct.com