-Eric T. Marquart

"Ihree years ago my son approached my wife and I about joining CVDAA. We were unaware of his interest in acting and theater besides his enjoyment of his Canyon class taught by Mr. Hickson also a CVDAA staff member. I asked him why he wanted to join and he told me he really liked acting and a few of his friends were involved in the program.  I told him I had to think about it. I had been involved in sports as a child into my early twenties and this was something new I had to get my arms around. As I thought of my son, I came to the realization that this would probably be a good experience. He had always been shy and soft spoken, yet was quite witty.                                                  "

-parent of CVDAA student

CVDAA exists to encourage artistic theatrical expression by young people. With that in mind, we have sponsored many student directed and produced pieces. We desire to create an environment that facilitates the artist. Many of our former participants have come back to direct and perform their own shows!

Creative Environment

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Stage, Film and Television Expression

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Encouragement

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