All Walks of Life will host an Open House showcasing Arts and Technology Programs on September 10; Auditions for upcoming theater and music programs will begin September 23-24 SAVANNAH, Ga. – All Walks of Life (AWOL) will host an Open House on Friday, September 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents, teachers, teens and youth service workers are welcome to attend to find out more about AWOL programs, how to volunteer or sponsor a child in AWOL. AWOL’s offices are located at 6 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd. (off Mall Blvd., behind Star Castle).
We are excited to be hosting our annual open house event where we welcome everyone to come out and get a bird’s-eye view of how AWOL uses the arts and technology to successfully develop youth,” said Davena Jordan, AWOL’s Executive Director.
Attendees can expect to get information on everything from enrollment for Fall programming, audition dates, and volunteer opportunities. This year’s open house event will also feature an AWOL tradition — Tony’s famous cajun fried turkey as the featured refreshment!
Auditions for AWOL’s Fall Youth Programs, including music and theater, will be held September 23-24, from 6- 9 p.m. at the Cultural Affairs Department’s S.P.A.C.E. Building at 9 W. Henry St. Programs are open to young people ages 12-22 interested in acting, singing, writing, dancing, rapping or music recording. Adult actors are also welcome.
This year, the AWOL kids will be wowing Savannah theater goers with another installment from William Shakespeare entitled Situations, a story about the trials and tribulations of Savannah youth. Lakesha Green, AWOL’s theater arts director, has had an opportunity to work with dozens of youth from all over the Greater Savannah area since joining the organization in 2008.
Inspired by the resilience of AWOL youth, many of whom come from impoverished situations and single parent homes, this year’s play will give youth an opportunity to tell their story in their own words and through Shakespeare’s sonnets.
The music program, which is entering its 5th year, will once again challenge a group of young people to write, produce and record an album of original music.
The program pairs creative activities with practical lessons about life skills and music history. AWOL is proudly sponsored by The City of Savannah, United Way of the Coastal Empire and Cricket Wireless.