Come let your imagination and your creativity take flight, in a class where just about anything could be a potential prop. After all, one man’s junk is another man’s prop. We will be turning ordinary and not-so-ordinary stuff into “Theatrical Properties”. Some of our fabulous fakes will be used as props for CYT productions and classes.
My name is Gretchen Heckel. I have been married to my husband Nicholas for 18 years. We have two children Charles (13) and Sadie (9). I am a early childhood special education teacher. This is my 14th year teaching. I am currently teaching in a Pre-K blended program at Gavin Central school in Ingleside Illinois. I received my Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University in early childhood education with an endorsement in special education. I completed my Masters degree in educational leadership and administration from National Louis University. This is my first year with CYT and 2nd show chairing/helping with props. Prior to CYT my son participated in a local youth theater starting at the age of 6. Where I volunteered in prop, sets, and costumes for various shows. I am looking forward to the opportunity to foster creativity in learning in a new capacity as a teacher for CYT.