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February Skill Share

by Cassie Swayze, After School Programs Associate VISTA

After School I had the pleasure to host the first Skill Share of the spring semester here at the Theatre Action Project office on February 8th. Skill Shares are an excellent opportunity for our Teaching Artists (TA’s) to share their talents with their peers. Our February Skill Share was one of our best yet!

We started the evening with Benjamin Taylor, one of our TA’s at Creedmoor Elementary in Del Valle. Ben has taken TAP’s new mission to inspire our students as creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders to heart in his classroom. In TAP After-School we call these the “4 Cs” and Ben is truly a 4C Teaching Artist. He manages to teach his kindergarten students what courageous allies and critical thinkers are; no small feat with young students. Whether they’re learning that courageous ally means “to be a good friend” or critiquing each others drawings as creative artists, they’re always using their critical thinking hats, which Ben graciously modeled for us. Read the rest of this entry

Radio Flyer Wagon Project: A Partnership with United Way’s Hands on Central Texas

by Mary Alice Carnes, Community Relations Director

Last week Theatre Action Project’s partnership with United Way’s Hands on Central Texas to decorate 45 Radio Flyer Wagons came to a reality. The project engaged United Healthcare employees who were on hand in Austin to decorate them. The wagons would then go to several area organizations including  Dell Children’s Medical Center, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin.

TAP’s mission: define fun themes for decorating the wagons, determine the process for decorating them, and gather the supplies the group of United Healthcare employees would utilize. Read the rest of this entry

Finding Creativity in the Unexpected

by Amanda Davis, Marketing Associate VISTA

As the cool autumn wind blew on my face this morning, I was reminded that it is almost time for Halloween. I have always been a huge fan of Halloween, getting to dress up and try out being a different character was always something that I looked forward to, even when I got to college. As a child my costumes were determined by my parents and usually was something we could make from something around the house and in college my costumes were all about what I already had in the closet and could make look spectacular while still being extremely frugal with my money (aka cheap). Read the rest of this entry