The Creative Arts Service Team is a summer mission team whose focus is to use theater to tell others of God’s love

2022 Show Dates

  • Times Square Outdoor Theatre, June 21

  • Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands

  • Pendel Music & Arts Camp/ Conservatory

  • Old Orchard Beach Pier Festival, July 23-26

Oasis is an interactive movement theater piece focusing on the ways water was featured throughout the Bible. From Jesus walking on the water, being baptized in the Jordan River, to meeting the woman at the well, water has been used as a literal and figurative way of showcasing true transformation all throughout the gospels. Using movement, spoken word, and audience participation, Oasis is an experience that will take you into the depths of God’s transformative love for each and every one of us, and leave you thirsty for more!

About the Creator

Kellyn Mylechreest

Director/Choreographer | Kellyn Mylechreest is a dancer, choreographer, immersive artist and movement educator living in New York City. She holds her M.F.A. in Choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts  (2020) and her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2015). She has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Lucinda Childs and Merce Cunningham. She’s also worked with companies such as Twyla Tharp, Linked Dance Theatre, House World, and BlueMorph Collective. Her own choreography has been featured in Linked Dance’s “Beloved/Departed”(2018) and “Remembrance” (2019), “Noirtown” the RAVE Festival NYC (2019), and the Second Avenue Dance Company at New York University (2020). Kellyn is a multi-disciplinary artist with a wide range of experience in the dance world, but most importantly believes in the expression of worship through movement and art. She served as the Salvation Army Greater New York Divisional Dance leader between 2016-2018, most recently served as an intern with the International Social Justice Commission in 2021. Her desire is to see all art used for the expansion of the Kingdom and to empower young artists everywhere through the medium of movement.

Participant Requirements

  • 18 years old by June 5, 2022

  • Active in Corps or Church programs

  • Comfortable living in community

  • Experience working with children

  • Demonstrate maturity

  • Active Salvationist preferred

  • Complete the online application

  • Video audition submission

Important Dates
  • June 10-12, 2022 – CAST at Commissioning/ Star Search

  • June 13-18, 2022 – Rehearsals/Orientation at Eastern Territory Headquarters (West Nyack, NY)

  • June 19-July 22, 2022 – Ministry Tour

  • July 23-28, 2022 – Pier Ministry and Debrief (Old Orchard Beach, ME)

FAQ

HOW DOES IT WORK?

CAST is an evangelistic, arts-focused, service-minded mission team. The Arts Ministries Bureau annually assembles a production team and selects a play, musical, or original piece to produce. That’s where YOU come in!

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE LIKE?

Accepted members begin their adventure in June with rehearsals and orientation in New York. The mission team then begins a 6(ish) week-long summer performance and teaching tour, ending in July/August. Performances and teaching will take place at Salvation Army summer camps for kids, community centers, corps, churches, and street festivals around the Eastern Territory.

WHERE DOES EVERYONE EAT AND SLEEP? AND WHO PAYS FOR ALL OF THAT?

CAST will lodge, travel and eat together in community throughout their tour. Everything they need for the summer they will carry with them: sets, costumes, props, and sound equipment. All expenses, such as food and lodging, are covered. Personal items such as soap, shampoo, etc. and occasional meals however are not. An additional stipend is generally gifted to each member in two installments.

SWEET! WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Not so fast! Teaching and performing around the Eastern Territory is hard work. Each member gives up many personal freedoms for the privilege of combining their love for God and the creative arts. It involves living and traveling, eating and breathing, together for 2 months. It also involves clear communication and forgiveness. It’s blood, sweat and tears sometimes (hopefully not too much blood). But it’s SO rewarding.

Video Gallery

OASIS

CAST WAS

PEER LEADER

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