Julia Magnasco, First Stage’s education director and developer of the program, believes that the students can learn valuable lessons such as commitment, responsibility, and teamwork. She says, “Of course the students are going to gain the experience of being in a production, but above all, they will gain a commitment to following through on tasks, a responsibility to their cast, director, and self, and learning teamwork while being an ensemble member.”
But that’s not all they will learn. She adds, “With all of these traits, they will also gain respect, leadership, and time management skills with school work, rehearsals, and family.”
Julia says that her favorite part of the program is the gratification that the students and their families gain. “They grow so much from when we first start to when we finish the production. The gratification they gain is immense, and that’s why I love doing this,” she enthuses.
FOLK TALES FOR ALL FOLK will be presented on May 18 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, and the screening will take place at the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club at the beginning of June. For more information on First Stage’s Theater in Education programs, visit http://www.firststage.org/.