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  • Guest post: “Putting Art to Work to Make a Difference” by Belle Alvarez (Artist Teacher) Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature guest posts from our Artist Teaching staff. We hope to bring you content that is helpful in understanding who the artists are who work directly with our children and youth. In today’s entry we celebrate with Belle as she shares about an exciting new opportunity with ...
  • Thomas and Joseph: Words from our participants Editor’s note: At times we will feature some stories, testimonies, or words of affirmation about our programs straight from the mouths of the folks who participate: our kids, youth, teens, and parents/caregivers! This first installment is a transcript from our recent Winter Sort of Thing: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Joseph and Thomas both shared to ...
  • At our Core: The Tribe Like many of you, I have been inundated with the music of the (relatively) new musical Hamilton for the past year and a half. Both my children list it among the top music choices in our household, and run around with the lyrics and rhythms seemingly always at the tips of their tongues. I recently came ...
  • Guest post: “When You Don’t Get Seen” by Francesca Piccioni (Artist Teacher) Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature guest posts from our Artist Teaching staff. We hope to bring you content that is helpful in understanding who the artists are who work directly with our children and youth. In today’s entry Francesca shares some good advice for any young artist looking to audition for ...
  • On teens, awards, and judging art Perhaps you heard the announcement yesterday that our teen Shadow Company was accepted into the 1st ever Philadelphia Youth Theatre Festival. We are excited about this opportunity to perform, but it also holds a bit of discomfort for us as we are artists and storytellers first, collaborators to boot! Our whole company, our entire organization is ...
  • Winter Sort of Thing 2017 wrap-up What a fantastic, jubilant, and celebratory 10 year anniversary we just had. I hope you were able to be there as we looked back at 10 years of our Winter Sort of Thing program. If you were there, I am sure you felt the importance and weight of all of those years. Over 200 kids and ...
  • Dispatches from Winter Sort of Thing: Producer’s note   Editor’s note: This post was written to appear in the upcoming 10th Anniversary Winter Sort of Thing playbill. We hope to see you there! You can get tickets at this link: wsot10years.eventbrite.com A lot has changed in the last 10 years. A lot has changed in the last 2 months. In the world and for each of us up ...

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