Category Archives: Advocacy

Arts education, theatre or budget advocacy issues and content.

“There is enough darkness in the world. The Light must come from inside each of us, and it must be shared.” This could easily be another message about how every person has a special gift: their own unique light that …

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By Bonnie Fogel, Founder and Executive Director Our 2012-2013 season represented our 34th year in business and our 10th year on Auburn Avenue. This is a list of memorable moments from the season. Thank you for all your support! Created …

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Those of us gainfully employed in the Creativity Business have been delighted by the recent spate of books, articles, and lectures on the importance of creativity. They’re singing our song.

One of our favorite articles appeared in a 2010 edition of Newsweek.

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Question: How do we ensure that the U.S. economy remains a leader?
Answer: Encourage creativity in our next generation.
Watch a video of author Daniel Pink’s March 10th visit to Imagination Stage where he shared his vision on creativity and the critical aspect of arts education for the future of the U.S. economy. Read reflections on the event from Imagination Stage’s Managing Director Brett Crawford.

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Perhaps, as you watch this play with your child, you may wonder, “how much of this is he really getting?” The answer is “all of it!” Results of a new study show that children as young as 5 are capable of understanding complex theatrical metaphors…

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The New York Times is devoting column inches to what is widely being hailed as the newest trend in theatre in the USA—theatre for the very young. As someone who has travelled to festivals across Europe and Canada and seen dozens of Baby Shows over the last decade, I have come to believe that Baby Theatre holds enormous promise not only for the immediate benefactors, its audience of children and parents, but also for shaping a more sophisticated teen and adult theatre-going public in the USA down the road.

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Elijah Lawrence has been a student/performer at Imagination Stage for most of his life. He started classes when he was five years old and is now a high school freshman at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

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Congress has designated the week of September 13 as the first-ever “Arts in Education Week.” This is a very positive showing of support for arts education and comes at a time when Congress is making plans to overhauls federal education policy.

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In seeking new and interesting points of view for our Early Childhood Program, I attended a symposium called THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY.

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I am always quick to say how much I love my job.  Every day working at Imagination Stage is unique, exciting and challenging.  So when I say that this weekend marks a truly outstanding moment in my career experience so …

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