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Review: ‘Pike St.’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

by John Stoltenberg on April 1, 2017 (Via dcmetrotheaterarts.com)   Even as fear and animus split the human race asunder, great authors have reminded us for millennia that we really are all one. From the ancient Roman playwright Terrence (“I am human, and nothing human is alien to me”) to […]

The Racial Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

Via jbhe.com New data from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a look at racial differences in educational attainment. The study found that 92.9 percent of non-Hispanic White Americans over the age of 18 had graduated from high school. For African Americans over the age of 18, the high school graduation rate […]

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance and empathy among students, according to a study published this week by researchers in the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform. The research published in Education Next examines the impact on students of attending high-quality theater productions of either Hamlet […]

Epic YTF 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble was proud to present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. The festival took place from March 3 to March 21 at the National […]

Education Benefit 2017

Please join us and see the Epic NEXT Youth Company perform Laundry City and The Real America. Help us honor our outstanding educational partners from Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts Monday, May 1st, 2017 National Black Theatre 2031 Fifth Avenue at 125th Street Individual tickets: $250  

AD ASTRA

Epic Theatre Ensemble presented a special reading of its new play Ad Astra. What are we willing to sacrifice to take one giant leap for mankind?   A new play based on the true story of Wernher von Braun, Chief Rocket Engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers […]

Laundry City

  Over 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, New York City is one of the most segregated school districts in the United States. Conceived, written, and performed by NYC Public High School students, LAUNDRY CITY is a hilarious and provocative exploration of what “Separate but Equal” means to […]