In partnership with over 40 schools and community organizations, ETC brings theatre and artists directly into local classrooms. Students don't watch from the audience: they write dialogue, paint sets, analyze and create characters. 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 in their own schools. ETC Creative Age engages senior citizens who perform scenes and write monologues about their lives. An ESOL program uses theatre techniques to build vocabulary, fluency, and public speaking among English language learners. Moving online during the pandemic allowed ETC to expand its reach – a true silver lining – but live theatre will remain at the core: weave the arts into everyday experience and make joy, confidence, creativity, and community come to life.
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: $500k to $1 million
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