One of ART's goals is to contribute to the education of young people. To that end, our Arts-In-Education program seeks to develop theater programs for students of varying ages, to be presented in schools. The ART school programs are designed to support the formal curriculum, and feature teachers' guides, question-and-answer sessions with performers and students, and follow-up.
In 2006 we participated in an elementary school residency, working with NYC public school second graders to develop their own theater presentations based on New York City landmarks. The work from this project was developed into the musical "Story Train," which was subsequently presented to schools and libraries throughout the tri-state area.
In 2007 we developed and presented the first of our "World of Writers" (WOW) series: "Tennessee Williams: The Writer and His World," based on the plays and letters of Tennesse Williams, and letters of his mother, Edwina Williams.
In the spring 2009 we developed and presented "Look Inside A Doll's House," featuring a condensed version of Ibsen's "A Doll's House," with narration and commentary based on the writings of Emma Goldman, who lectured on the the play in 1914.
On February 24, 2011 we presented "Tennessee Williams: The Writer and His World" to students at the I Have A Dream Foundation.