TA Juan Rivera Lebron with students from the LAMP Mentor program at the inaugural show of the 2015-2016 season - Real Women Have Curves.
NEW GENERATIONS THEATER ACCESS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
“These opportunities are things my students would never have experienced had it not been for this program. The New Generations program exposes students to arts and culture.” - Naum Ware, Gateway Regional Cadet Post
Our New Generations Program is about access. Access to an experience in the professional theater for youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity, inclination or means to attend. The program is designed to have ultimate impact in a single interaction as every student attending a performance will have time pre-show with a teaching artist who will work with the group leader to create relevant points of entry into the production. The pre-shows provide specific points of access into the content of the play, as well as into the experience of attending live theater itself. The group of a dozen facilitating artists who make up the PPST Teaching Artist Corps are theater education professionals who train throughout the year, interface with a wide variety of students and organizations, and contribute to a one another’s learning as well as our student populations.
The focus of this program is to offer an artistic and creative dip - exposure, access, awareness that there are more life options, personally and professionally - for these often more transient populations in venues like group homes, rehab facilities, county detention camps, runaway shelters, Police Activity Leagues and cadet programs (etc.)
The Pasadena Playhous will host over 3000 young people (primarily 18 and under) in the 2015-2016 season as part of this program. We believe theater has the power to transform lives and create new possibilities for those engaged with it. We invite you to learn more about the program!:Your Day to Play
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New Generations is generously supported by
The Ann Peppers Foundation
The Green Foundation
Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change (SPARC)
Wells Fargo Foundation
Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division