In light of the difficult economic climate, schools across the country are eliminating their arts programs, despite a long-term decrease in art-related competency among students in the United States. Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) bolsters students' exposure to theater, literature, and arts education with experiential opportunities where they can witness live-action adventures and see their favorite characters come to life on stage.
Through its No Empty Bus program, The REP enlivens schoolchildren from underserved or Title I schools in Central Florida with the drama of the theater by providing free or discounted tickets to their professional productions along with full or partial fuel and bus subsidies. Students can watch the actors bring stories to life on stage and discuss what they saw with the cast after the shows, allowing them to interact with the arts on a level not always possible in school. Access to theater arts can help students develop reading and language-arts skills, foster meaningful connections with professional adults, and learn basic social and theater etiquette skills. The REP also provides teachers with resource guides to further engage their students with classroom activities that match Next Generation National Standards for Theater Education and Florida Sunshine State Standards.
Join G-Team and donate $9 to help inspire and educate children with the theater arts. If G-Team members raise $270, then Orlando Repertory Theatre can fund a theater trip for an underserved classroom of 30 elementary-school students. Each additional $9 raised will fund a theater trip for another student.
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