PACK had its beginnings as a way for Noel, an actor/singer/dancer by trade, to keep her love of the theater going after having a baby and slowing down on auditioning. She pitched the idea of an after school theater club to the principal of Meredith Elementary and PACK was born.
“The program evolved into 50 students with a common goal: storytelling through theater and dance,” Noel told us. “I knew that PACK was something special…so I made the decision to sign a commercial lease for rehearsals and classes, and I also found the perfect performance venue for children’s theater: The Arts Bank on Broad & South. We rent it for our shows. Leaving Meredith was a hard decision, but ultimately the right one. It has been a longtime dream of mine to have my own space. The timing was right.”