Studio East has provided high-quality theater classes, workshops and productions to local schools since 1991. In the 2011-12 school year we partnered with 15 elementary and junior high schools in our ArtReach! program, and we worked with four schools to provide after school classes and in school workshops.
Studio East brings theatrical experiences to your school:
After School ArtReach! Productions
After School Classes & Workshops
Let us create a customized program to meet your needs!
Give your students a safe environment to learn:
- Confidence, Self-esteem
- Literacy, Public Speaking
Contact the Education Director for details: 425-820-1800 x108
Studio East ArtReach! is a six-week after school residency in which up to 50 students put on a musical production. Our ArtReach! program is designed to give local schools an opportunity to have their own drama program. We realize that for many parents, it is not feasible to bring their children to the Studio for classes and rehearsals, nor is our facility large enough to house productions of this size. By reaching out into the community and offering this “taste of theater,” we are able to combine our resources to bring the most complete theater experience to your school. PTSA’s contract with Studio East for a specific title and dates, and we provide the Directing Team, sets, props and costumes. We do have room for one new elementary school and one new junior high school in 2012-13. Contact Laura Shepherd, Education Director, for more details.
ArtReach! Parent Comments:
“My daughter enjoyed every minute. There was a great team spirit and a wonderful sense of fun throughout the whole experience.”
“Studio East ArtReach! has allowed all of my children to participate in something they love. If it weren’t for this program that comes to our schools they would not be able to be so involved in theater. It has made a huge impact on their goals for the future and keeps them involved in a very positive way with other students at their schools.”
“Kids love to perform and sing….they can’t get that anywhere else at school”
Results from the 2011-2012 School Year
Between the 15 schools that participated this year…
- Over 700 students were involved both on stage and behind the scenes
- Over 650 parents were actively involved behind the scenes
- Over 8, 000 parents, teachers, students, friends and family saw the full performance!
“We sold 140 more tickets than we have ever sold before!”
Did You Know?
- Almost 50% of the parent producers returned for their second year in 11-12 and almost 30% have been involved for more than five years!
- Parent producers agree that the benefits of the program match the cost. When asked, parent producers said: “Absolutely!!!” “Definitely” and “YES YES YES!!!”
“I think it is of great benefit to the students who participate. A lot of kids continue in drama at our junior high and I think they are more likely to get involved…”
Speaking of benefits…
Some of the major benefits of ArtReach heard from parents and schools were…
“This was not only an opportunity to be on stage but to learn some important and valuable life skills. We were very impressed. – Lakeview Elementary
“A wonderful bonding experience for kids within different grade levels.” –Rose Hill Elementary
Q: What did you like most about this production experience?
A: “I got to meet new friends and I learned new things.” – Rose Hill El
“I feel fortunate that this program is available to our school.” –Sunrise El