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Darien Arts Center Welcomes Heather Kahlert to Kids’ Theatre Department

Heather Kahlert has served as a producer, artistic director, performer, stage manager, costumer and props maker, and teacher in her career
Heather Kahlert has served as a producer, artistic director, performer, stage manager, costumer and props maker, and teacher in her career Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- A new Kids' Theatre Director has joined the Darien Arts Center.

Heather Kahlert is a trained actor, director and puppeteer who has worked in theater in New York City and Fairfield County for almost 30 years.

Kahlet holds a B.A. in theater arts from the State University of New York New Paltz' School of fine and Performing Arts.

“I believe there is a place for everyone in the world of theatre," said Kahlert.

She has worked in many aspects of theater production and will nurture the varied interests of her students, said an announcement.

The following are some of the Center's new offerings:

Creative Dramatics for ages 3-5: Tuesdays, Feb. 23-May 17, or Thursdays, Feb. 25-May 19, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. (Cost is $190 with a $25 registration fee)

Beginning Acting for grades K-2: Tuesdays, Feb. 23-May 17, 4 to 5 p.m. It is a class where play and story are joined; children will work in a group in a non-stressful and encouraging atmosphere, developing methods of expression and awareness. (Cost is $210, $25 registration fee)

Actor’s Toolbox for grades 3-5: Gets the young actor up and doing with short skits, stage movement, use of props and costumes. The last class is a showcase for family and caregivers. It is offered on Thursdays, from 3:45-4:45 p.m., Feb. 25-May 19. ($210, $25 registration fee.)

For middle school students in grades 6-8: Lights, Camera, and Action: This class focuses on developing skills for acting and directing with video cameras. Filmed short skits and monologues will become part of a fun showcase of video clips. Offered on Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., Feb. 25-May 19. ($210, $25 registration fee.)

Click here for more information or call (203) 655-8683.

The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall.

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