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A Work Based Learning Program at Vital Theatre

“What I learned is I can’t go through my life silent. Everybody has something in them.”
Caitlin Perkins, Grade 11
Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School

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March is Save Our Schools Month: Matt Damon Speaks

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What is the value of performing arts in society?

  “It’s well and good that arts — and performing arts especially — are part of our society, but they’re not the vital part of our society.” ~Board President Daniel Gomes  Do you think performing arts are vital to society? By Theresa Harrington tharrington@bayareanewsgroup.com This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington’s blog […]

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7 Ways Michelle Obama Positively Influenced Education in 2014

“Arts education isn’t something we add on after we’ve achieved other priorities, like raising test scores and getting kids into college,” said the First Lady. “It’s actually critical for achieving those priorities in the first place.”   Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. Become a fan Author of The Call to Teach and editor of The Edvocate, http://www.theedadvocate.orgPresident Obama […]

Geena Davis Examines Females in Film on a Global Scale

Written by Casting Frontier, November 30th, 2014 Geena Davis, among others, proved that female characters with heart and soul can deliver and ultimately succeed at the all-important global box office. Is it your turn to take the baton and run with it like your life depended on it? And if you’re a writer or producer, […]

An Introduction to the State Policy Pilot Program

Americans for the Arts Narric Rome, Vice President of Government and Arts Education Affairs for Americans for the Arts, introduces the exciting new State Policy Pilot Program which will help advance Arts Education in our nation’s schools.  

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chandra Thomas: Complete Sentences

First Online With Fran is committed to featuring those ordinary people doing extraordinary things in The Arts.  It never ceases to amaze me how the passion for our work continues to impact our world in so many positive and transformative ways.  The interview with Chandra Thomas in 2012 only proves to illustrate her tenacious dedication to her […]

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Testimonial #46: Erik Abbott, Theatre Artist, Producer, Scholar, Critic and Teacher, Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg

“Madame French Teacher had a limited background in theatre, but she had an infectious spirit, an ability to inspire — and high expectations: she demanded commitment and discipline and hard work.” How are the arts re-igniting your community and sparking innovation and creativity in your local schools? I know that there are performing arts programmes […]

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