Theatre bolsters young people’s social, emotional, and educational development by teaching them how to adapt, grow, and overcome challenges. Involvement in theatre fosters self-esteem, responsibility, respect for others, empathy, teamwork, self-discipline, and leadership. For adults, drama training via our Life Stories program imparts a sense of pride, identity, and positive engagement with the world.
The Theatre Lab is marking its 25th anniversary with the establishment of this capacity-building fund that will help lay the foundation that allows us to provide award-winning arts education and outreach programs for years to come.
We depend on individual contributions, as well as corporate and foundation grants, for more than 47% of our operating expenses. Your donation helps us to keep tuition affordable and accessible.
Each spring we raise scholarship funds to allow dozens of disadvantaged children to attend our award-winning summer programs.
As a nonprofit organization with a small staff, we rely heavily on our volunteers’ generous donations of time and energy. Whether you are looking for a one-time or ongoing volunteer opportunity, we have something for you.
Through training in acting, storytelling, screenwriting and directing, The Theatre Lab's Life Stories program teaches people from marginalized populations to create original dramatic works using their own life experiences.
No matter what your interests or availability, there are many ways to support the work of The Theatre Lab.