January 13, 2011
This is the 2nd year that my high school has been fortunate enough to be a part of the Alley's Playwriting 360 partnership. As a school administrator, I can't say enough positive things about the experience this partnership has given our students. They have the opportunity to write plays, have them critiqued by professionals, work through the revising and editing process, experience the emotions of seeing their creative work interpretted by actors and directors, see it play out in front of an audience, etc - all in a very guided, nurturing framework. Although we had a great theater department before the partnership with the Alley, their commitment to our school has taken it to the next level. The Alley epitomizes what a school-business partnership can mean for students.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Attending play reading / feedback sessions, talking with students and teachers involved in the partnership, seeing the actual production of a student-written play.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
None that I can think of. The Alley has changed the way I view business partnerships. I simply wish we had more groups like this who make such a powerful impact on students.
Client Served & Assistant Principal for Instruction.