Please help us show young people that they are not forgotten in these toughest of times.
The Theatre Lab’s Send a Kid to Theatre Camp Campaign makes it possible for over 100 financially disadvantaged children to attend our award-winning summer acting and musical theatre camps. In 2021, we're offering both in-person and virtual camps for young artists in grades 1-6. For middle and high school students, we're returning to the stage (with face coverings) and following public health guidance to perform a Shakespearean classic, hit Broadway musicals, and contemporary plays, under the direction and guidance of professional theatre artists.
With so many uncertainties, one thing is clear: we remain committed to giving kids summer experiences that unleash creativity, build communication and social skills, and help them see a brighter future.
Your support matters more than ever!
As we modify our summer programs in response to the COVID-19 crisis, your support allows us to develop new ways to connect with students and expand our teaching arts faculty to provide the kind of fun, collaborative, nurturing, and highly personalized experiences that The Theatre Lab is known for--whether families choose in-person or online programming.
As schools and families remain concerned about school attendence and skills slippage, we’re here to help fill that gap and ensure that when students have a supportive, fun environment to practice reading, writing, and verbal communication skills while creating original plays, taking on new characters, and understanding the power of their own voice.
Through the introduction of highly interactive virtual camps and afterschool programs, we awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to 146 low-income students in 2020 and provided the tools they needed (tablets, hot spots, and boosters) to bridge the digital divide. This year, as our award-winning acting camps and musical theatre institutes return in person (with safe, socially distanced programming), our goal is even higher: to raise and distribute $110,000 in scholarships through our Send a Kid to Theatre Camp 2021 Campaign—and you can help! Just $870 provides a full camp scholarship to a disadvantaged child. Every dollar you donate goes straight to a child, and no amount is too small.
Every donation—no matter its size—has a major impact! For some young people, it’s a chance to see themselves as creative artists for the first time. For others, it is the beginning of a lifetime journey. Our camp alumni have gone on to the top arts schools in the country, including Juilliard, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, and Point Park Conservatory of the Arts—many on full scholarship!
We’ve been there for our region’s children for nearly three decades, and we’re here for them now.
Thank you for making a dramatic difference.