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ERIC Number: EJ869343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
"A Perfect Murder": An (Imperfect) School Theater Program Model
Simon, Nicole S.; Grosso, Andrew
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v6 n2 p43-50 Fall 2009
Over the last five years, the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ), a new, small public high school in Brooklyn, and The Essentials, a professional theater company, have joined forces to offer a low-budget, high-quality, in-house afterschool theater program for SLJ students. Both SLJ and The Essentials were in nascent stages when the partnership began. This article describes the afterschool theater program model the two organizations developed together over the course of five years. It also recounts lessons learned from pitfalls and successes encountered along the way so that the model's successes can be replicated--and improved upon--elsewhere. (Contains 1 endnote.)
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A