Elysian Charter School Theater Class Final Performance 2011.

Arts to Grow’s Elysian Charter School Theater Ensemble, led by Patricia Runcie, presented a winter showcase to family, friends and students on Thursday, February 17th 2011. The ensemble participates included students in grades 3rd through 7th who performed scenes from famous books The Hobbitand The Phantom Tollbooth.  Two performances were given back to back to in classrooms at Elysian School. 


Students learned not only how to be artists but how to develop and participate in character development. Each of the kids had a role based on their own preferences, with an ability to add their own ideas to play and create suitable for role costumes.

The class taught acting techniques with a strong focus on ensemble-building. Group work, games, rehearsals were the key techniques to successful performance. After the show a brief Q&A was led by Lynne Shapiro, arts coordinator at Elysian where student actors answered questions from the audience.

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Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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