Get Involved-Spotlight: Theatre Action Project
Theatre Action Project is a team of professionally trained artists and educators that works in partnership with schools and communities to lead unique and engaging arts programs which allow young people to learn critical life skills, gain tools for creative expression and have successful experiences that build self-esteem and confidence. We provide programming during school and after school to 14,000 young people a year and are the largest creative arts after-school provider in Central Texas.
Vision: To inspire Central Texas youth and the adults who care for them to solve the real world problems they face every day.
Programs: TAP achieves its mission to realize the potential of young people in Austin through four branches of programming. They are:
Interactive Performance ResidenciesThese five-day residencies bring original theatrical pieces into the classroom, activating students in grades K-12 to discover and practice solutions to the problems they face every day. Topics covered include conflict resolution, bullying prevention, literacy and more.
Youth Theatre CompaniesMiddle School and High School students create original interactive shows based on their own experiences. The companies then tour throughout the school year to educate their peers on topics like dating violence, immigration, healthy lifestyle choices and education.
TAP After-schoolTAP After School program provides daily programming that uses theatre and art-based curricula to explore social issues, build self-esteem, and enrich our students’ academic experience in the school system. Whether they are exploring diversity through mask and puppet making, acting out folktales in World Theatre classes, writing original performances about their own lives, or creating parades to let other students in their own school know what matters to them, TAP students learn how to think creatively, work as a team and believe in themselves.
TAP in the CommunityTAP’s customized programs use theatre as a tool to strengthen community. Previous projects include interactive workshops on parent-child communication or girl-empowerment and special events like the Kite Festival and Austin’s First Night Grand Procession.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities: Theatre Action Project recruits volunteers each month for exciting events which can range from parades, puppet shows, workshops and more! Regular annual events include: Puppet Show productions at the Zilker Kite Festival on the first Sunday of March and the Grand Processional Parade at First Night Austin on December 31st.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities: Theatre Action Project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to participate in our after-school program- a dynamic program which explores social themes through theatre, art, music, movement & more! This is a great chance to support K-12 students in literacy and fine arts after-school enrichment and hone your own educational and artistic skills. TAP has after-school programming at over 40 different campuses throughout Austin, Pflugerville & Round Rock. Volunteer orientations are available September-October for the Fall semester, January-February for the Spring semester, and May-June for the Summer semester.
For seasonal volunteer needs, please visit the Theatre Action Project website at http://www.theatreactionproject.org
Megan Fullen (512) 442-8773 ext. 6 (512) 386-8994 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
701 Tillery Street, Box 9
Austin, TX 78702
For more information please visit our website at www.theatreactionproject.org.