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New York, NY
October 2007 Volume 1, Issue 11
Children Perform at Cooper Union Oct. 15!The children of the Young People's Creative Workshop and New York City youth from a wide range of backgrounds who study in ATW's acting program will come together with leading members of the community to help launch an inspiring new book of poems and photographs that examines peace and social justice, Prayer for the Morning Headlines: On the Sanctity of Life and Death, by peace activist Daniel Berrigan.
Under the direction of ATW's Artistic Director and Founder Thurman E. Scott, the Young People's Creative Workshop members will perform selections from the book and close the evening's program with an inspiring performance that will energize the community to effect change and kindle the flame of hope in a new generation.
The Young People's Creative Workshop, Thurman E. Scott and Daniel Berrigan will be joined on the stage by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark who will address the audience, along with journalist Amy Goodman and members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus who will sing special musical selections.
The Actors Theatre Workshop is proud to loan our support and expertise to the event organizers and community activists we will be joining on Cooper Union's stage in this inspiring evening designed to raise social consciousness and examine the important issues that we are grappling with as a community and society.
The NYC Peace Event
Cooper Union's Great Hall
6:30pm Monday, October 15, 2007
Free and Open to the Public!
To learn more please CLICK HERE.
Participate in our Upcoming SeasonPlease visit our website at www.ActorsTheatreWorkshop.com to learn more about the wide range of community programs and educational opportunities we offer at ATW.
Created when ATW first incorporated as a non-profit The Young People's Creative Workshop is an inspiring drama and education program for high school students from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. YPCW gives young people a place to exercise their immense potential, fulfills their pressing need for guidance, and encourages them to reach for their dreams. Please share this exciting opportunity with the young people in your life and encourage them to apply for our upcoming session.
Our bi-monthly creative expression class, the Six-Session Intensive, begins on October 21. Specially created by Mr. Scott for people from all walks of life, the class will introduce you - through the metaphor of acting - to the process of how to reveal your creative potential and enhance all areas of your every day life. CLICK HERE to read Mr. Scott's exciting new essay about the class, All Humans Have the Potential to Create.
The fall session of Builders of the New World, our theatre and education program for homeless children, will launch on October 30. We are currently accepting applications from adults who would like to serve as Mentoring and Programming Assistants in this life-changing community program.
During the holidays we will celebrate with the children in the BNW program on December 18 by sharing a festive meal and gifts to mark this season of hope and light. You may wish to join our restaurant or gift committees to make this event a special and memorable one for the children.
In January, 2008 we will launch our Creative Process Lecture Series, a series of afternoon lectures by Thurman E. Scott offering new thoughts and a new perspective on our times.
Perhaps your gift is planning and organization and you would like to join us in helping to organize the children's gala performance in February, 2008, and the follow-up fundraiser we will hold in June, 2008 to help ensure the ongoing operation of the program.
Apply for The Creative Expression and Community Service Program, our ongoing scholarship program. Study creative process with Thurman E. Scott, serve as a leader on our volunteer staff and put your insights into action in the BNW program.
Whatever your particular talent or interest may be there is a place for you to share your gifts and become actively involved at The Actors Theatre Workshop - - where you can make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Please visit our website at www.ActorsTheatreWorkshop.com to learn more and to fill out an online application for one of our programs or classes. Or call us at 212.947.1386.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.