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ERIC Number: ED013829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-20
Pages: 47
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION OF THEATRE RESOURCES FOR YOUTH, PROJECT TRY.
DAVENPORT, JUDITH K.
THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THEATRE RESOURCES FOR YOUTH (PROJECT TRY) WAS TO CREATE AN AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR THEATER ARTS PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. TWO MAIN PROGRAMS--CHILDREN'S THEATER TOURING PROGRAMS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND CREATIVE DRAMATICS TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS AND PUPILS--WERE DESIGNED NOT ONLY TO GENERATE INTEREST IN THEATER ARTS AMONG TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO TO INITIATE AND ESTABLISH A METHOD OF SUSTAINING CHILD DRAMA PROGRAMS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. NINE CHILDREN'S THEATER COMPANIES GAVE 113 PERFORMANCES SEEN BY 39,014 PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE STATE, SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN ANTICIPATED. A PROGRAM WAS ALSO ESTABLISHED WHEREBY COMMUNITIES WILL GRADUALLY TAKE OVER THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF LOCAL THEATERS AND PERFORMANCES OF TOURING COMPANIES. THE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN CREATIVE DRAMATICS, WHICH SERVED A TOTAL OF 1,941 TEACHERS AND THEATER DIRECTORS, INVOLVED WORKSHOPS OF ELEMENTARY TEACHERS, A COURSE IN THEATER FOR CHILDREN OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND PLAY DIRECTION WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA COACHES AND LOCAL THEATER DIRECTORS. IN GENERAL, PROJECT TRY ACCOMPLISHED ITS AIMS AND EVEN EXCEEDED ITS EXPECTATIONS. AN EXPANSION OF ALL ITS PROGRAMS IN PROPORTION TO NEWLY IDENTIFIED NEEDS IS RECOMMENDED. (DL)
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Identifiers: PACE; PROJECT TRY; UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE