Nominees For Barrymore Education and Community Service Award Announced

News   Nominees For Barrymore Education and Community Service Award Announced The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia announced the nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service on Aug. 2 at New Freedom Theatre.

The nominees are 1812 Productions' 1812 Outreach, B. Someday Productions' Of Mythic Proportions and Philadelphia Young Playwrights' Annual Playwriting Festival.

The recipient will be announced at the Barrymore Awards ceremony on Oct. 4 at 7 PM at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

Here are the education programs at a glance:

  • 1812 Productions' 1812 Outreach is "a unique in-school theatre education program for at-risk students at The Widener School for Children with Disabilities and South Philadelphia High School. 1812 Outreach uses arts to enrich and further academic, social, interpersonal and creative skills. The program specifically uses comedy to challenge students' abilities and imaginations."

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  • B. Someday Productions' Of Mythic Proportions "provides opportunities for young people of Kensington to create and perform an original theatre piece and to share it with the community. To combat the violence in their lives, the program utilizes yoga as a pro-peace means of creation, empowering students to envision a positive existence of themselves."
  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights' Annual Playwriting Festival is "a multi-faceted program providing a platform to nurture and share student voices. In addition to tapping the potential of youth and inspiring learning through playwriting, the program also engages the community at large to listen and respond respectfully to these voices." In selecting the award recipient, attention is paid to the project that "best demonstrates a significant and lasting impact on the program's participants; interaction with the participants; the teaching of new skills and/or enhancement of cultural awareness; inclusion and representation of diverse cultures and/or socio-economic levels; action as a vehicle for betterment in the community; and accessibility to the community."

    For tickets to and more information about the Barrymore Awards ceremony, visit www.phillytheatretix.com or call (215) 413-7150.

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