The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas (Ages 11 - 15)
August 5th - 9th
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm
Please pack a nutritious snack for your child.
Teacher: Nicole Accuardi
The city of Omelas is a Utopia, filled with all the wonders of love, joy and celebration a community could hope for. However, there is a cost to stay- a cost of knowing what must happen in order to enjoy the idyllic life. When confronted with the truth, most are shocked, appalled, shook but still return to the bliss that is the life they know. However there are those who choose to walk away into a world that has no map and no guarantees, but at least there is the hope for something better than the injustice they have seen.
Nicole Accuardi is a local actor and theatre teacher. She has performed in many shows throughout Portland, including three Shaking the Tree shows; Mask of the Red Death and Head, Hands, Feet, both directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe, and, most recently Made to Dance in Burning Buildings, directed by Jaimie Rai. Nicole is a passionate theatre teacher, gratefully working at Young Musicians and Artists, Portland Public Schools Summer Arts Academy, but she dedicates most of her creative time and energy to the stage and classroom at da Vinci Arts Middle School, where she has taught for the past six years. She holds a MAT from Concordia University, a BFA in acting from Point Park University, and is a graduate of The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts.