Costumed performers present original first-person monologues, based on weeks of research and practice. Live on Zoom. Saturday, April 3 at 7 PM.

Local students in the Young Chautauqua program have been busy researching characters from history. Using costumes and props, they are ready to take on the role of their selected historic figure, delivering a first-person in-character monologue. All they need now is an audience.

Young Chautauqua performances have become a favorite for students and attendees alike. This year’s events will be held virtually, and audience members can watch from the comfort of home.

The third and final session take places this Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Using the traditional format, each Chautauqua performer will appear in character to deliver a brief monologue about their life. Next, they will take questions from the audience in character, and conclude by stepping out of character to take questions from their perspective as the performer.

Katherine Dumont from Estes Park Schools has been mentoring students in the process. This program is co-sponsored by the Estes Valley Library. Support is made possible through the Library Friends & Foundation, and specifically through a Memorial Fund from longtime Estes Park resident and Young Chautauqua enthusiast, the late Katie Speer.