Feature Story

Art House Inspires Teen to Embrace New Passion

Middle Earth established our Art House to inspire youth to greater things, and we have the perfect example to share with you!

In 2015, the Art House offered a very ambitious opportunity to our youth: to create a short film. Most of our youth had never had the chance to participate in the art of drama, but 24 of them from diverse backgrounds gathered together for weeks with volunteer and filmmaker, Phil Puzio, to learn. Youth chose the roles they wanted to try during production, including: set designer, sound recorder, camera operator, special effects, make-up specialist, and actor.

The students decided to reproduce the Star Wars Episode IV: Cantina Scene (the film is included at the bottom of this article for your viewing pleasure). One of our youth, Dylan Bator, was given the leading role as Hans Solo. It was a life-changing experience for him – he discovered he had a real passion and talent for drama.

Dylan’s experience two years ago gave him the acting bug, and now he participates in drama at school. He is performing as Gomez Addams in Bound Brook High School’s play!

The public is invited to “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy put on by the Drama Club at Bound Brook High School. We hope you will join us and cheer on Dylan! The play information is as follows:

Friday, May 4 at 7pm
Saturday, May 5 at 7pm
Sunday, May 6 at 2pm

Bound Brook High School Auditorium

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students,
and free for elementary age children and under.

Middle Earth's Short Film: Star Wars Episode IV: Cantina Scene