By: Matt Milde
After the success of the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA), the City of Menlo Park launched the Menlo Park Grant for Theater Camps (MPGTC) in 2014. The grant was designed to help subsidize the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
(M-A PAC) for new, small and/or local organizations in an effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. One to three organizations can be selected each year and will be awarded $3,000-$5,000 to be used toward a weeklong summer theater camp program. The City of Menlo Park is pleased to announce that Surprise Enterprise
has been selected as a recipient for the MPGTC for their Stage Delight Theater Camp for summer 2018. Founder Linda “Rainbow” Levine M.Ed. noted in the grant submission, “I appreciate the opportunity to apply for this grant, making it possible to expose children and their families to your professional-grade theater and the wonderful diverse world of performing arts and recreation.” Stage Delight Theater Camp will allow children to experience the lighting, sound, stage and front & back of house of a professional theater. Through mime, movement, puppetry, voice projection, clowning and other theater related skills, children will experience self-esteem, public speaking, confidence, creativity expansion and teamwork in a fun and energetic setting. Stage Delight Theater Camp at the M-A PAC will debut June 25-29, 2018 and will be available for sing-ups starting spring 2018.