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    Summer with Shakespeare was a success!

    Our Summer with Shakespeare program at a Noise Within seeks to educate young minds and help them to develop an understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare and the performing arts. During camp, students work on movement, stage combat, voice, acting, design and more.    Our camp directors and instructors aim to educate by putting the focus on…

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    Bringing King Lear to life: Pilot workshops for the students of Garfield High School

    Here at A Noise Within, we produce classic plays to tell universal human stories—and we strongly believe that students are the key to developing a future generation of creative and empowered theatre artists who will carry our tradition. Annually, more than 16,000 students attend ANW productions, but this past March, with the support of the…

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    Teacher Feature: Why I bring my students to ANW

    Leslie Klipstein, a teacher at Arcadia High School, writes about her journey to bring her students to A Noise Within. Read on to discover why Leslie believes in the power of live theatre for students, and why reading plays in the classroom doesn’t always cut it.  I’ve been attending A Noise Within since they were housed…

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    Thank you, Educators!

    Dear Educators, Happy Holidays! It is amazing that this Fall is already coming to a close, and as we reflect on 2016, we want to reach out and thank YOU, the teachers, professors, and school administrators without whom our work would not be possible. Over the past four months, we have seen thousands of students…

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    Bringing the Classics to Life: A local high schooler’s haunted fundraiser brings Christmas joy to a 5th grade class!

    Timur Bootzin did something incredible for a local 5th grade class… he fundraised to send them on an awesome field trip: A Christmas Carol at A Noise Within! Read on to learn about how this amazing 17-year old gave younger students the chance to see art come alive in the theatre by hosting an unmissable haunted…

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    Life at a SMAT (Student Matinee)

    A Noise Within’s Classics Live education program serves over 16,000 students each year. When you’re at the theatre, you might notice a school group or two chatting in the lobby or taking a class photo after the show. What you might not know is that we also host student matinee performances during the week! We invite schools…

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    Thank you!

    Thank you to all the generous donors who gave to our Back to School Campaign supporting our Classics Live! Education program. Every year, A Noise Within provides over 15,000 students with full or partial scholarships to participate in the Classics Live! education program. These scholarships include: Performance tickets Transportation Post-show conversations with the artists Online…

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    ANW’s Teacher of the Year 2016: Mary Lang

    We are happy to announce that Mary Lang has been selected as our 15-16 Teacher of the Year! While it was difficult to select one winner out of the many qualified and dedicated teachers with whom we work, we felt that Mary’s passion and commitment to her students and her willingness to go above and…

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    Education Department expands programs–and horizons!

    Thanks to the vision and leadership of Education Director Alicia Green, the scope of our programs for young folk has increased significantly. The happy result: we now serve more students than ever before.   Especially telling is that attendance goals for our fall student matinees (affectionately known as “SMATs”) have exceeded expectations. Relatedly, the Company…

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