The Western Academy of Theater and Television for children and the Handicapped, (WATTCH), does our editing, puts on live plays, Public Service Announcements and made-for-TV movies.
CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:
· WATTCH has a strong commitment to develop youth assets.
· We commit to develop our disabled members to the fullest of their potential.
· Seniors are welcome and appreciated for their talent and mentorship.
· We freely share our talent and experience with all members, on and off stage.
· All members have a commitment to the community in general and the overall organization in particular.
· Youth are first, they are the main reason we exist.
· The more troubled the child, the stronger the commitment.
· Everyone who auditions gets a part.
· WATTCH demonstrates that community theater is not elitist.
We will not be remembered for the show that we presented but what impact we had on a member.
WATTCH has had cast members as young as five and as old as seventy-five. Disabilities represented in our cast include: deafness, blindness, wheelchair bound and amputee.Any child with a desire to be in a play is always accepted, even if the script needs adaptation.