Simon Hearne, Stillwater, MN
This is the 4th production we have been to with Zephyr Theatre and they have all been fantastic -highly recommended ! 03/10/19
Kathy King, Stillwater, MN
Excellent Play at Historic Courthouse We thoroughly enjoyed the Zephyr’s production of the Agatha Christie play, Witness for the Prosecution, at Stillwater’s Historic Courthouse. The play runs all next weekend, too. See https://stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org/2019/02/agatha-christie-witness-for-the-prosecution-march-8-march-10-and-march-15-march-17-2019/ for more info. Highly recommend! 03/10/19
Nikki Zawislak (parent of Zephyr students)
“My oldest daughter’s passion for acting grew right alongside the Zephyr theatre as it began! Cassidy & Calyssa (& many others!) have been nurturing, encouraging & challenging her for the last few years to the present—it’s amazing to witness the emotional, physical & spiritual growth in both my daughter & the Zephyr!
She considers the Zephyr to be like a second family—the community that is there strengthens each member to empower the other, rather than a performance-driven competitive environment that we have seen at some other theaters. What she has learned has been deeper than just lines or acting techniques—she has learned how to be open & receptive as a student & how to share her acting passion as she is beginning to mentor other students & learn the art of stage management & production. The Zephyr provides the opportunity for students to live out their own journey—it seems they intuitively know when to open doors to new experiences when the student is ready—There is no pre-requisite or pre-determined age!
There is a mutual love & respect with both the adults & the kids—it seems Cassidy & Calyssa are just as eager to learn new things from the kids as they are from them. The Zephyr’s passion & love for the arts and sharing it with others is palatable!
They do not discourage difference & have compassion for every student based on their own level of experience & ability. They seem to always be evolving and adapting and open to change to make things possible for all and to give back and grow community!
The acting bug seems to have bit our other two younger daughters & they are excited to begin learning & growing in their performance passion with the Zephyr. As a parent, it is reassuring to know that you have trustworthy mentors to guide your kids to not only be the best actor, dancer or singer they can be…but to also be there to encourage them & challenge them to be their best selves in the world & in their life as they are growing up. We are so grateful for the opportunities the Zephyr provides for our children, our family & the community!”