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Enchanted Circle Theater to Receive 2015 Commonwealth Award

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Jan 28, 2015

It was announced this week that Enchanted Circle Theater, in partnership with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, will receive a 2015 Commonwealth Award in the category of STEM TO STEAM from the Massachussetts Cultural Council (MCC). The award is Massachussetts' highest honor in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The award will be presented at a State House ceremony on February 24.

Presented biennially since 1993, the Commonwealth Awards honor the extraordinary contributions made by the arts, humanities, and sciences to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth Awards ceremony also bring leaders from the nonprofit cultural sector together to assert the sector’s value and make the case for public investment in its work. Past winners include leading artists and scholars such as Yo-Yo Ma, Olympia Dukakis, and David McCullough; world-renowned institutions like Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Peabody Essex Museum; and communities like Pittsfield, Barnstable, and Lowell that have made arts and culture central to their revitalization efforts.

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About Enchanted Circle Theater
Founded in 1976, Enchanted Circle Theater (ECT) is a non-profit, educational theater company, which engages, enhances, and inspires learning through the arts. We are the regional leader in the field of arts integration, using theater arts as a dynamic teaching tool in the classroom, on the stage, and in the community.  Enchanted Circle serves an essential need in education today by fostering creativity and bringing the “joy back into learning.”  Our arts integration programs integrate theater arts - theater, dance, music, visual, media and literary arts – with academic and social curricula to improve academic achievement and support the development of social and emotional health. We work in schools, professional theaters, community centers and with health and human service agencies, with people of all ages and abilities.

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