From the Classroom to the Stage
October 2, 2014
Washington High School’s very own language arts teacher, Adam Witte, not only thrives in teaching his students the art of language, but he also excels in producing, practicing and performing his very own, homespun art. If you find yourself without plans on a Friday or Saturday night, stop by Cedar Rapids’ Legion Arts Center (better known as C.S.P.S.) and enjoy a performance by one of Washington’s finest teachers along with many members of his theatre company, SPT.
“SPT Theatre is a local theatre company that has been around for I think ten years,” says Witte. He along with several other members have joined talents with the original four members to create this unique and talented group. “They,” the original four, “for a long time have wanted a way to promote local theatre and to promote people who are writers and actors and give them opportunities to perform and create.”
And that is exactly what Witte has taken advantage of. “The work that I do with them is as part of one of their projects called the ‘Writers Room’. Every six weeks or so we put on a show at C.S.P.S. They do the music because that’s their talent, and we write and perform the spoken word part,” Witte said. “The evening is about two hours long, and it is a mixture of sketch comedy and poetry and monologue and then music all swirled together, and it is usually about half and half; half spoken word and half music.”
Witte’s next performance with SPT is Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, so if you are looking to make plans on these back-to-back autumn nights, grab a bite to eat at NewBo, then make your way across the street to C.S.P.S. to support and enjoy a performance by Washington’s very own Adam Witte and watch while he incorporates his knowledge of language with his skill of performance.