Wednesday, March 20, 2013

11th Grade Classes and Video Fun

Nick from Atlantic Theater Company, here! Atlantic's Staging Success program has been going well this year, and I can hardly believe that the school year will be coming to an end in the next few months.

Right now, classes are underway for 11th graders at Park Slope Collegiate (PSC) in Brooklyn. This is the most comprehensive year of our Staging Success program. Over the course of ten weeks, students work with five of our teaching artists during regularly scheduled English periods. Here, students participate in ensemble building exercises, acting training, and writing workshops. And as with every level of Staging Success, we work with PSC faculty to integrate as much work from students' other academic curriculum as possible. We're currently finalizing the date for students' final public performance, which will include original student writing alongside dramatic material studied in class (including excerpts from Waiting for Lefty).

We've also been working to finalize a short video covering some of the work that we've done so far in Staging Success. Now, I'm pleased that I can share it with you HERE. This video highlights our Staging Success classes for PSC's 9th graders, which happened this fall. And we've already begun work on a video documenting our 10th grade classes! Hopefully I'll be able to share that with you soon.

Remember, if you have any questions about Staging Success or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me at And take care!

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