“The New York Education Grants have been extremely successful in inspiring professional and personal development,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Our mission will continue to be expanded upon through the programs provided by this year’s recipients. Outstanding programs such as these are crucial for the growth and survival of Broadway as they educate students and motivate a lifelong appreciation of the arts.”
Manhattan Theatre Club offers four different youth learning initiatives in conjunction with their recent Broadway production of the Margaret Edson play Wit, starring Cynthia Nixon. Sponsored by the MTC education department, the initiatives Writing on the Edge, The Core Program, The Family Matinee Workshop, and The Teacher Workshop provide a catalyst for students to explore themes of perseverance, authority, legacy, and compassion. The participants create original plays and engage in workshops and talk-backs with the cast and other key artistic staff.
The Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatrehas partnered with BullyBust and The National School Climate Center to use the show’s theme of “Defying Gravity” and standing up for what you believe to support bully prevention in schools. The program includes two co-branded resources—a student supplement and an educator companion guide. Approximately 550,000 students, teachers and individuals will participate in the program by using the resources to develop a student-led bully-prevention and awareness campaign within their communities to promote positive “upstander” behavior among students and adults. Additionally, one school will be selected to attend a performance of Wicked and participate in an anti-bullying workshop led by Wicked cast members.
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