Thursday, June 18, 2009
Builders of the New World- Actor's Theatre Workshop
One of my absolute favorite non-profit programs here in NYC is the Actor's Theatre Workshop's Builders of the New World program. A self described "...Theatre, Education and Community-Building Program for Homeless Children and At-Risk Youth", Builders of the New World "is a a life-changing after-school theatre and education program for homeless children that improves reading, writing and presentational skills, instills discipline and self-esteem, and inspires the children to make educational choices today to achieve success tomorrow". Developed by award winning actor/ director Thurman E. Scott, this award-winning program, now in it's 15th year of operation, uses theatre as a medium for change, social awareness, and creative expression.
For more information on the Builders of the New World Program, click here.