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Phone: 212-594-4482
630 9th Avenue
Suite 809

New York
New York 10036
USA
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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

Programs: Literature to Life Performances and in-school Residency workshops engage participants in a deep and meaningful exploration of the world of the book. Themes of the curriculum approach English, Social Studies, Character Education and Theatre subject areas.

Professional Development Workshops provide interactive training to pre-service and in-service educators. Sessions use the Literature to Life to bring classroom content to life.

(For a complete exploration of, and explanation of, these program visit www.americanplacetheatre.org.)

Mission:
LITERATURE TO LIFE advances literacy in American communities by producing theatre-based programs of the highest quality for under-served audiences.
Results:
Literature to Life provides 5,000 hours of creative education instruction and 220 performances of high-quality theatre to 20,000 students across America annually.

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.

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03/01/11
Your show was amazing and I would not have expected that from a one man show. The actor was especially amazing because I didn't think that he would be able to memorize a quarter of the book as he did. And it was amazing how bring the book to life and put suck emotion behind each character. I ... more »
01/31/11
I was an artistic intern for the Literature to Life program of The American Place Theatre. Associate Artistic Director, Elise Thoron, actor Elvis Nolasco, co-artistic intern Katherine McGee, and I spent endless hours working together on the adaptation of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by ... more »
01/18/11
The New York Public Library's Division of Teaching & Learning has partnered with American Place Theater, and plans to do so more in the future. The way they make classic works of literature relevant to students' lives, and the PD they provide to help teachers feel comfortable incorporating theater ... more »
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