Following an action-packed fall season, Children’s Theater Workshop participants presented a show at Eastport Arts Center on December 11, 2021. First, the younger group of actors took the stage with ‘The Day the Crayons Quit,’ adapted from the picture book by Drew Daywalt, directed by Mark Macey, and with set piece design and construction by Chris Grannis. Performers were Theo Messin as Red & Black Crayons; Lucy Collins as Purple, Yellow and Pink Crayons; Wyatt Beers as Beige, Green and Peach Crayons; Sophie Beale as Grey and Blue Crayons; and Torin Barnes as White and Orange Crayons.

Next up, the older students presented pieces they wrote with the help of director L. Elwood. First was “It wasn’t my intention to kill her…”, a monologue by Madeline Collins. Program finale was “She saw several warning signs at the hiking spot…”, a scene study by Eliza Swann.

Children’s Theater Workshop players are poised to take the stage. All photos with this story by Robin Farrin.
Lucy Collins, as ‘Pink Crayon’, bemoans her fate.
The Crayons take a bow: Torin Barnes (from left), Theo Messin, Lucy Collins, Sophie Beale and Wyatt Beers.
Madeline Collins performs her scene above L. Elwood’s too-still form.
The eldest Children’s Theater Workshop players, Eliza Swann and Madeline Collins, take a bow after their scenes.
Children’s Theater Workshop leaders Mark Macey and L. Elwood convey smiles despite their masks.