The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
WISH LIST: $500: food and supplies for 10 scholarship campers; $880: full scholarship for 1 camper; $1200: Life Stories instructor for severely at-risk youth
Homeless women in recovery from addiction, expelled youth working toward a GED, young men in juvenile detention, seniors in assisted living: everyone has a story to tell, a voice that needs to be heard, a life that is waiting to be transformed. At The Theatre Lab School they get to tell those stories, transforming their personal narratives into film or theater. And the self-esteem that comes from creating original works of dramatic art is life-changing. The Theatre Lab serves hundreds of youth and adults through its Life Stories program and its new Life Stories Institute, and hundreds more through classes and summer camps in acting, directing, playwriting, and musical theatre – at its home in Gallery Place. Instruction comes from local actors, directors, and playwrights, and each year more than $80,000 in scholarships is granted to a third of those enrolled (Life Stories is tuition-free). Winner of the Mayor's Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts, The Theatre Lab is committed to improving the quality of life in our region. What a story.