Weymouth founded AECT in 1989 and retired at the end of the 2006-2007 season. She is returning for the first two shows of AECT’s 25th Anniversary Season. She will serve as director for AECT’s upcoming fall production of Treasure Island, as well as the upcoming winter production of Winnie the Pooh. It is only fitting that Weymouth is back, especially for the Winnie the Pooh production, as it was the first show AECT brought to the stage back in 1989.
"I’m excited to return to AECT for the first two shows of the 25th season," said Weymouth. "I’m thrilled to be back in a directorial position, working alongside today’s talented area youth to bring two great productions to the stage."
"We are fortunate that Evelyn stepped up to take on the interim artistic director position with All-of-us Express," said East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Tim McCaffrey. "Evelyn’s history with the program and her proven vision and leadership will be quite beneficial to the area youth participating in the first two shows of the 25th season."
Weymouth holds two degrees in Children’s Theatre and Creative Dramatics, including a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota. Her practical experience ranges from her own theatrical activities as a child to experience teaching and performing for other children in more recent years. Many theaters, libraries, schools and recreation departments have made use of Weymouth’s talents.
Weymouth’s first day as interim artistic director for AECT was Aug. 1. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus to learn more about AECT.