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Next Outreach Performance!
May 23, 2024

FREE show, no ticket required!

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Our Outreach Program is expanding in 2024! 

 

 

 

In September 2014, TFA launched the Outreach Program in New Hanover County schools and transition programs.

 

This foundational branch of TFA has consistently expanded, now reaching approximately 80 students with a wide range of disabilities every week. At the end of each year, we produce a performance where everyone gets their moment to shine.

Teachers are amazed and enthusiastic about how participating in performing arts benefits their students, both on stage and off. They consistently report growth in student confidence, communication, participation, and focus.

Our vision is that every school across the country has a TFA program so that all students with disabilities have access to the arts.

Schools accessed include Ashley, Laney, New Hanover, and Hoggard High Schools, Murray Middle School, and TPYA (Transition Program for Young Adults) 

 

Classes include: 

  • Dance

  • Music

  • Improv

  • Spoken Word

  • Puppetry

  • Mask Work

  • Singing

  • Back Stage Skills

  • Serious Fun!                                                                                   

Miss Bailey watches her students at Laney High School
New Hanover County Schools
Murray Middle School 2022
New Hanover County Schools
Shynette sings her heart song!
New Hanover County Schools
The Magical Wave Bus, Spring 2017

The Magical Wave Bus, Spring 2017

Through the creative process:

 

  • Students co-create and perform inclusive shows in professional theaters. 

  • Families celebrate the unique talents of their children.

  • The wider community experiences people with disabilities in a whole new light.

This program is provided at no cost to schools or students. You can support our Outreach Program!

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Chris and Kim Henry.

 

Chris is deaf. He really appreciates it when we learn to sign the final song in our shows. 

We're all speaking his language for a change.

Outreach presentation @Minnie Evans Art Center, May 2023

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Chris Koch

Lead Teacher of the Transitions Program

“Kim has such an amazing impact on our students. I've seen some

who are usually quiet, use their voices. Students who don't like to move, dance. Those who have difficulty with communicating emotions, express themselves. They shine brightly. Kim does an amazing job. Her positive spirit, creativity, and love for what she does is profound. My students leave class feeling accomplished, successful, and worthy of praise.“   

If you're interested in learning more about this program,
fill out the short contact form below:

Outreach Interest Form

Thanks for completing the interest form. You'll hear from us in a few days!

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TPYA 2022

Thank you from the Theatre for All team and the many hundreds of students, teachers, and families who value our work. 

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