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Theatre Action Project Receives Grant Award Over $100,000 Toward Work with Juvenile Offenders

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Aug 28, 2012
Austin, TX
SWT

Theatre Action Project (Austin, TX) was awarded a $103,600 grant by Impact Austin this year. The grant will fund Theatre Action Project’s New Stages Youth Theatre Ensemble for students between the ages of 14 and 20 who have been released from the juvenile detention system.

Participants in the New Stages Youth Ensemble, which launches in September, will work together to create original plays about their experiences. A social worker will be a part of the program which will meet twice weekly at a halfway house. The Ensemble will tour Austin schools and churches performing their original works for more than 2,000 Austin area youth. Youth members of the New Stages Youth Ensemble will receive compensation for their creative work with the program.
 
Ena Brant, Casework Manager with the Gardner Betts Juvenile Detention Center, talked about the goals for the New Stages, “The program will offer critical services to youth who have been released from our residential facility as they develop their skills in self-expression, learn to work as a productive member of an ensemble, and learn to use their experiences and imaginations to positively affect their community."


About Theatre Action Project
Theatre Action Project uses the creative arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies and community based programs, TAP's team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their community.

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