Center Theatre Group - 2007

Funded in March, 2007: $35000 for 1 years
With renewed funding from The Dana Foundation, Center Theatre Group will continue to train and mentor teaching artists through their elementary after-school creative dramatics program.  Teaching artists are selected to participate in one week of training, developed and conducted by a veteran teaching artist from the Music Center Education Division and teaching artists hired by CTG’s theatre-based arts education program known as Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.Y.).  The training will focus on California State Standards in Visual and Performing Arts and best practices of arts education. Four of these teaching artists then continue on through a second week of training and are placed in an elementary after-school creative dramatics program where they are mentored by more experienced teaching artists.  Successful graduates of the training and mentorship component will be recruited to work with P.L.A.Y. programs and/or receive support from P.L.A.Y. in their search for other professional opportunities in arts education.