Give Rise to Wonder: Supporting EMU’s Theatre for Young Audiences
Funding to support children's theatre touring productions, on campus Theatre for Young Audience productions, creation of new works for Young Audiences, and development of the next generation of leaders (EMU MA/MFA Students) in Theatre for Young Audiences. Funding will support: Technical equipment for tour (laptop/speakers for sound cues, new touring travel cases, new acting cubes for rehearsal), well as guest artists (designers, choreographers, facilitators, playwrights) at the cutting edge of new movements in the field, and funding support for sponsoring low SES school's ticket costs for both tour shows and school matinees.
According to recent research by WolfBrown and New Victory Theatre, kids’ access to and engagement with the performing arts…
- Cultivates an enduring love of the performing arts
- Expands perspectives and interpersonal skills that strengthen teamwork
- Inspires creative thinking, which encourages innovation and problem solving skills
- Nurtures hope, which fosters optimism and resilience
"Give Rise to Wonder." Maxine Greene
EMU MFA/MA Students creating a new piece for TYA New Works Festival.