Vermont’s Northern Stage Turns Kids into Arts Enthusiasts

The professional theater company is bringing performance into public schools, students into the spotlight and profit into the community

“When you bring children into this space and give them fully professional support, it’s life-changing for them in a way that you just can’t do without the support of a theater like this,” theater company Northern Stage’s Director of Education Eric Love says. Northern Stage—which is situated just off Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont—was conceptualized by Brooke Ciardelli in 1997, but a 2013 …

Edible Schoolyard’s 2019 Spring Benefit

Participating will directly benefit the advancement of "edible" curriculums in public schools

School curriculums rarely undergo seismic changes—it’s irregular to see a brand new pillar appear in lesson plans. But Edible Schoolyard NYC—by directly educating students in seven schools and 600 educators in charge of another 400,000 students at other schools—is hoping to expand public school curriculum to include classes about healthy eating, growing produce and cooking. This “edible” curriculum is aimed to foster healthier habits, lower …

Temple Contemporary + David Lang’s “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra”

A performance on damaged instruments to benefit public schools, from the acclaimed composer

In the first week of December at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, 400 or so instruments recovered from some 1000+ in a musical graveyard united in the hands of hundreds of professionals and students to perform a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Known as the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra”—there will never be a performance like those two ever again. The epic …