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Performing Arts Students Explore Life Lessons Through Theater

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For the second year, the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Performing Arts Program was selected to participate in the Theater 101 program sponsored by Theater Development Fund. As a result of this involvement, students had the opportunity to see the Lion King on Broadway on March 6. The Theatre 101 program provided the district with 150 free tickets to the esteemed show. 

The TDF provides students with a meaningful welcome to live performance, connecting them to workshops, artists and events free of charge. According to the program, its goal is to build a generation of independent, life-long theatre goers. 

This is the second year that teaching artist Raphael Peacock has worked with students in the Performing Arts Program during a TDF residency project. In keeping with the Lion King messages, his visits explored rites of passage and what they mean to individuals and their personal development. Last year, the group went to see Kinky Boots and Mr. Peacock presented ideas of being oneself and owning ones identity. 

Friday, May 29, 2020