BCT Yearbook & Testimonials
What some people are saying about BCT:
As a parent and a PTA representative, I have come to appreciate Drue and the Bellingham Children’s Theatre for many reasons. Drue engages a child’s entire imagination — from writing an original script that is custom-made for each group of children, to creating the set, to procuring costumes. At BCT, each and every child gets a significant role, and no one waits in the wings for their turn. BCT kids are active! My naturally dramatic daughter has developed real acting skills and an appreciation for theatre to go along with her confidence and desire to perform. She has found her passion and we have found a teacher who can help that passion grow and blossom. As a PTA representative, I have been the parent liaison between BCT’s afterschool drama program and the school. Drue is incredibly responsible, both to her commitments and for her students. She practices and teaches creativity, inclusivity, goofiness, acting skills, set construction, and responsibility to the team. I could not have found a more approachable, fun, professional person to teach my child or to work with. - Veronica Douglas, Parent and PTA president Wade King Elementary School, IB.
When BCT’s troupe of GIRLS INC performed their original show to our all-girls assembly, magic happened. Not only did the girls perform beautifully, they were also quite articulate as they shared their wisdom about such tough topics as bullying, eating habits, relationships, and self-esteem. Bellingham Children’s Theatre’s GIRLS INC. should be toured to every middle school in this county. - Tracy Sjostrom- Martinez, Former Vice-Principal, Shuksan Middle School
Drue is a treasure to this community! She creates magic, wonderment, and has one of the most prolific imaginations I’ve ever had the privilege to witness. I feel honored to be a part of BCT! – Former Bellingham Mayor, Mark Asmundson
Oh my! I will never forget my time as an actor with Bellingham Children’s Theatre! So delightful. And Drue? She’s a wonderful director. - Noemi Ban, retired educator and special national speaker
BCT changed my life forever! I was a shy kid who was not chosen when Missoula Children’s Theatre came to my school. BCT came a year later and Drue included me in her cast. I made a full circle: I went from Auntie Um in BCT’s Wozard of Iz to receiving a BFA in Theatre from Cornish. Now, I teach for BCT, and continue to act in Drue’s Viewpoints Theatre Ensemble. – Angela Mills-Watson (involved in BCT since 1995)
BCT is like… my other family! - Flynn Larson (age eight)
Many graduates of Bellingham Children’s Theatre have gone on to receive MFA’s from various graduate programs and conservatories around the country, as well as pursue professional acting careers in New York, L.A., Chicago, and Seattle.
We wish them continued success!