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After School class giving back

Recently Brown Elementary Teaching Artist Leigh Shaw took her after school class to perform at Duvan Gardens Nursing Home. Here’s a message from Brown Program Coordinator, Claire McDonough, on the successful performance!
Wednesday, May 13th I accompanied Leigh and her Acting Class to Duval Gardens Nursing Home. Her class has been working hard on creating their own version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”. A few months ago they watched the film and then the children decided to re-invent the story to include “Seven Dorks”, a jealous Opera Singer Queen, and a Rock and Roll Prince.
Their performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dorks” was very well received at the nursing home! The residents laughed when the Prince tickled Snow White instead of kissing her, and one raucous woman screeched “Just kiss the girl!”. Leigh had the idea to share the play with the residents. The parents and I love that she is teaching the children how important it is to share the arts with the less fortunate.

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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