CIVIC THEATRE ACADEMY TO OFFER A STAN WILLIAMS MEMORIAL
"GO FOR YOUR DREAMS" SCHOLARSHIP
SPOKANE, WA- The Spokane Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the establishment of the Stanley T. Williams "Go For Your Dreams" scholarship fund. The award, established in memory of Spokanite, Stan Williams–a former dancer, theatre director, educator and mentor to Spokane youth– will grant stipends to Spokane-area children and young adults interested in exploring the theatre arts in the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy program.
Stanley T. Williams believed in the power of theatre, music and dance to establish confidence and discipline within young adults. Born in Hillyard, Stan trained as a dancer and, after performing throughout the West Coast, traveled to Europe where he became a star in the Paris cabaret reviews under the eye-catching headline, "Direct from America, Tall, Dark and Dancesome, Stan the Man!" Upon returning to his beloved Spokane, he embraced the theater, directed live plays and musicals, taught theater at Shadle Park High School and Spokane Falls Community College, and became a mentor to many aspiring actors and performers. He inspired them to think, "what if…" and challenged them to follow their dreams as far as their talents and desires could carry.
This scholarship recognizes students who might not otherwise be able to attend the academy for financial reasons. Candidates will be nominated by teachers within the academy or by a needs-based application to the program. For more information contact the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy at 325-2507 ext. 406.