We are a group of educators and film professionals who strongly believe every child in every school has the right to a well-rounded education, of which the arts are an essential ingredient. In this critical turning point in our country’s education system, our vision for Shakespeare High is to inspire and propel educators, policy makers, students, citizens, foundations, and private sector funders to systemically change the American educational system and continuously fund the arts. Decades of research has shown consistent links between academic and personal success and high-quality arts education and we hope to use this film to illustrate the positive impact and necessity of arts education in our schools.
HOST A SCREENING
We kicked off the Shakespeare High screening program at the Palm Springs International Film Festival with a screening for 1,000 students as part of the festival’s Educational Outreach Program, followed by workshops by the teachers and students from the film. Our hope is that through these screenings, we will inspire communities to build a strong network of support for high quality arts education.
To get more information about hosting a screening, click here.
The Shakespeare Festival featured in this film is made possible by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC). Their mission is to create a network where theatre educators and students can effectively communicate ideas, share resources, workshop and showcase their theatre skills.
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California Educational Theatre Organizations
Educational Theatre Association
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Americans for the Arts Action fund
Stream “The Merry Wanderer” from Flocabulary. Committed to the idea that a motivated student is a more successful student, Flocabulary creates hip-hop music and curricular materials to teach academic content in grades K-12.
THE DRAMA TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY
Join us in welcoming the DTASC sister organization in NYC! Check out videos and pictures from their musical adaptation of The Tempest- Tempest Toss’d, starring the actors of Shakespeare High!
Tempest Toss’d Video
Photos from the NYMF
The New York Musical Theatre Festival