Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Hurray for the Herzfeld Foundation!
This season, busloads of students arrived at First Stage to fly to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy, watch Pinocchio’s nose grow, hop aboard a time-traveling bicycle, bee-bop with a bevy of young bugs, gather courage to stick up for a friend, and giggle away with the students of Room 207!
In addition to experiencing the wonder of live theater, many students had the opportunity to participate in an interactive classroom workshop which took their theater experience to the next level. Led by a First Stage teaching artist, these 45-minute workshops explore themes from the play and help students create strong personal connections between the stories told on stage and their own lives.
With ongoing cuts in arts funding, many schools would be unable to experience the profound benefits of First Stage’s Theater in Education programming. However, thanks to a generous grant from the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, 13 City of Milwaukee schools received bus transportation to and from the theater, tickets, and a workshop.
Students at Doerfler Elementary took time to say a special “thank you” to the Herzfeld Foundation for their workshop for MISS NELSON IS MISSING! We at First Stage join these students in sending a heartfelt thank you to the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation for their commitment to supporting high-quality arts education experiences for all children in our community and for believing in our mission of Transforming Lives Through Theater. Hurray for Herzfeld!