We wouldn’t be able to thrive without our dedicated Arts Center teachers and students or our amazing volunteers. Each month, we spotlight different ones to show the rest of the world how much they really mean to the FOA!
October Volunteer: Bryan Adam Roberts
Bryan Adam Roberts is a 25 year old Gosnell, Arkansas native. He has been a loyal member of the theatre scene for 15 years. He has been in over 25 theatrical productions and a multitude of murder mysteries. While this is his first show with The Foundation of Arts, Bryan has participated in many productions with The Greene County Fine Arts Council and is a founder of Center Stage Productions, which he started alongside his closest theatre friends. Some of Bryan’s most memorable productions have been Hairspray (Nicest Kid, GCFAC), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou, GCFAC), The Addams Family (Pugsley, GCFAC), and The Little Mermaid (Jetsam, GCFAC). Bryan is also currently cast as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show with Center Stage Productions. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has always been a favorite of Bryan’s. He has stated a number of times how underrated the classic Disney movie really is and how even more underrated the musical is. When he discovered the stage adaptation, Bryan immediately found a new appreciation for the story of outcast, Quasimodo, which quickly became a dream role of his. While the costumes, music, and dancing may be mesmerizing, what you take from the storyline and the lessons learned are what makes this magnificent musical unforgettable. Bryan would like to thank Kristi Pulliam and Amanda Fahlberg for allowing him to fulfill his dream of portraying the role of Quasimodo. Although he came in as a new face to The Foundation of Arts scene, everyone involved with this production welcomed him with open arms and he is forever grateful for that. Bryan is excited to audition for future shows with The Foundation of Arts because his experience with The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been nothing short of amazing.
October Artist: The Escues
The Escue family has been a part of the FOA since 2009. Their three girls and three boys have each taken multiple classes over the years, including ballet, tap, art, and musical theater. They have participated in and the Nutcracker every year since 2011. “The FOA is our second home and we are very thankful for the relationships we have built there!”