Theaters are preparing the next generation to inherit an increasingly complex world, but that doesn’t come without its challenges.
“It took me 40 years to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” says Doktor Kaboom creator David Epley. “But when I found it, I never looked back.”
As a result of TPAC’s partnership, educators are being introduced to a new style of learning for students in one of Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools and where 93% are considered economically disadvantaged.
“The difference between speaking up and lashing out, and the cost of both.” A play by the Vancouver-based Green Thumb Theatre addressing the issue of cyber-bullying in schools which kicked off the 2019-20 HOT Season for Young People.
Roberta Ciuffo West, TPAC’s Executive Vice President for Education and Community Engagement, reflects on the upcoming 2019-20 HOT Season for Young People and how it connects to classroom learning.
The stages at TPAC are set for this school year and the 2019-20 HOT Season for Young People. More than 40,000 students and educators are expected to attend a variety of productions designed to immerse young people in aspects of life, literature, history, and social issues through the arts.
A journey to the Klondike during the gold rush, a bilingual musical tour of the Americas and even the excitement of a soccer match await student audiences who attend performances through TPAC’s 2018-19 Season for Young Audiences, now open for reservations.