In close partnership with over 40 schools and community organizations, ETC brings theater and artists directly into local classrooms: programs are participatory and students are able to make theater – write dialogue, paint sets, analyze and create characters – not just watch from the audience. Young children work closely with resident teaching artists to write, produce, or perform an original musical, while older students create and star in a film or experience a touring Shakespeare production right in their own schools. ETC Creative Age engages seniors who perform scenes and write monologues about their lives; and an arts-based ESOL program uses theater techniques to build vocabulary, fluency, and public speaking among English language learners. Live theater can truly ignite the imagination, so the goal is simple: weave the arts into everyday experience and make joy, confidence, creativity, and community come to life. Don't just watch from the audience!
Headquarters: VA-Arlington County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All
Population(s) Served: All; Disabled; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students
Schools They Work In: McKinley Elementary; Maret School; Barrett Elementary; Carlin Springs Elementary; Claremont Elementary; Haycock Elementary; Key Elementary; Patrick Henry Elementary; St. Thomas More Cathedral School; Abingdon Elementary; Campbell Elementary; Tuckahoe Elementary; Indian Creek School; Lime Kiln Middle School; Berman Hebrew Academy; Nottingham Elementary; Eastern Middle School; Etz Hayim; Gunston High School; Thomas Jefferson High School
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Awards & Recognition
Virginians for the Arts Rising Star Award, 2004.
Virginians for the Arts Shining Star Honorable Mention, 2010.
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- The current budget for Educational Theatre Company is: Less than $500k
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