In keeping with our mission of building resilience through the arts … in 2017 we launch “Spartanburg’s Got Talent.” Similar to the television show, the program will have three phases:
- the audition phase where individuals will be filmed doing a 90 second audition. To make the auditions accessible to all individuals in the County, we will travel to the various areas of Spartanburg in order to reach a greater number of participants
- an educational workshop phase for 25-30 finalists. During this time individuals learn how to improve performance techniques, audition skills, voice and movement exercises and other activities that improve self-esteem
- the live talent show will feature the top 10-15 acts and cash prizes will be awarded to the final three.
Learn about auditions, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship at the Spartanburg’s Got Talent website!
Currently we are bringing together a diverse team of leaders to spearhead the initiative, under the Direction of Louise Fagan. Louise Fagan has built a diverse career as a producer, director and in creative development spanning multiple disciplines. Her varied productions include a Festival of Solo Shows at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC) & Off Broadway (New York City), featured in O the Oprah Magazine, and the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Canada Games (Ontario, Canada). Founding producer of the Bach Music Festival of Canada, Louise thrives on developing a project from its earliest stages to its fullest development. From theatre projects such as Northern Daughter performed throughout Canada/New York City and studio recordings of commissioned Orchestral works to large scale live outdoor/televised events including The Way of the Cross (Papal Visit, Toronto), the heart of Louise’s work is in telling a story. Currently, Louise is the Creative Development Producer of ADA: A Contemporary Opera (NYC) about Ada Byron renowned mathematician and scientist. A recent transplant to South Carolina with her husband Michael Hew, Louise believes that the arts can educate, facilitate and serve. She is Advancement Director for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Creative Producer of Revelations, and is delighted to be the Director for Mental Fitness’s Spartanburg’s Got Talent.