American Place Theatre, Inc.
Target demographics: Underserved students (ages 7 and up) in the New York Metro are including Title 1 schools, charter schools, community colleges, and alternative schools. Rural and urban community and educational audiences in all 50 states.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000 plus
Geographic areas served: New York Metro Area and Nationwide
Following a Literature to Life performance, 85% of students want to read or re-read the book, and after a Literature to Life in-school Residency, over 90% of teachers report a positive impact on students’ critical thinking, cultural awareness, and reading comprehension.
Literature to Life provides 5,000 hours of creative education instruction and 220 performances of high-quality theatre to 30,000 students across America annually.
70% of the schools served by The American Place Theatre in past years qualified as Title 1 schools meaning that a vast majority of our student participants live below the poverty level where a family of four makes less than $22,000 annually.