Studio East ArtReach is a six-week after school residency in which up to 50 students put on a musical production produced by your PTSA. Our ArtReach program is designed to give local schools the opportunity to successfully produce their own drama program. ArtReach programs are available for Elementary (Grades 4 and up) and Middle Schools.
We give you the tools necessary to produce your own musical! Studio East provides:
- The script and concept
- The directing team
- Set, props, and costumes
- A coordinator to advise you along the way!
What is gained by having the ArtReach program in your school?
There are countless benefits of bringing arts to your school. You are introducing theatre to students and families who may have never had the opportunity to see it before. Students learn and expand skills that will help them in every facet of their lives. Most importantly through both student and parent participation a community is born.
- Confidence and Self-esteem
- Time Management
- Literacy and Public Speaking
- Plus the opportunity to develop 21st century skills in a fun environment!
Interested in bringing ArtReach to your school? Contact Jessica Stansfield, Education Associate, for more details.
ArtReach! Parent Comments:
“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.”
“I was so thankful that my student had a place where she was completely enthralled and excited and involved. This child is very hard to please, so this was a real gift.”
“We had a student who had sometimes had difficulty engaging in their class and with other students at the school. We reached out to her to join the production and the results were nothing short of extraordinary. Her teachers felt that she was a more outgoing, engaging and happy individual – it brought out a wonderful side of her that they had never seen before. Ignoring all of the other benefits to all of the other students – having Studio East at our school was worth it just for that one student.”
“Watching the confidence in these students build over the weeks is pretty great. And the sense of accomplishment they all had when it was over was special. They really felt like they were an important part of something bigger than them.”
“Our daughter really had to push herself in every way, and she grew up during these 6 weeks….truly remarkable experience for a 4th grader.”
“My son’s self esteem has increased significantly by participating in this program. He did not want it to end and had no issues with staying late to practice. He was happy to get to know more of his fellow students which he would not have had the opportunity just by attending school.”