Bringing theatre education into the classroom!
Since 2019 – including the Covid years – our team has been educating students in Asbury Park and Queens with an extensive after-school program.
Over the course of a semester, students learn every aspect of theatre production and have a damn good time doing it.
On our first visit to Asbury Park Middle School in the summer of 2019, we waited in the library for several administrators. There was a shelf labeled Plays, but it was clear this shelf was mislabeled. It should have been called Play because Shakespeare’s Coriolanus was the only book on it. (There are Shakespearean scholars who rarely read that play, let alone 5th graders.) It was in that moment, in that library, that Boardwalk Theatre Company’s ambitious education program was conceived.
Our program is simple. Over the course of a semester (or full schoolyear) students create an entire work of theater. They form the concept, write the script, choreograph the movement, design the sets and costumes and then perform for their classmates and friends. They do all this under the supervision of our team of theater professionals.