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Artist Advisory Council (AAC)

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Over twenty professionals have been named to the Artist Advisory Council (AAC) representing actors, producers, directors, and industry leaders. The AAC will help Epic further its goal of empowering young people by connecting them to professional theatre-makers. Council Members will work directly with the young people Epic serves in special […]

Epic Takes The Met!

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Friday October 20, 5–8 pm Grab your friends and take over The Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can also do at over 40 NYC cultural and community organizations. Doors open at 5 pm. […]

‘STEM Deserts’ in the Poorest Schools: How Can We Fix Them?

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Via: Edweek.org Students attending high-poverty schools tend to have fewer science materials, fewer opportunities, and less access to the most rigorous mathematics classes, like calculus and physics, than students attending low-poverty schools, a new analysis points out. That means that they’re less likely to encounter real-world problem-solving that characterizes advanced […]

Laundry City at The Graduate Center

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Gentrification, segregation, and inequality in New York City public schools On, Tuesday, September 26, in partnership with Columbia University’s Teachers College and the CUNY Graduate Center, Epic’s student written play Laundry City was presented to kick off an event to discuss gentrification, segregation, and inequality in New York City public […]

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for High School Students

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Calling All Broadway Songwriters (in High School) The National Endowment for the Arts is giving high school composers a chance to make it to Broadway. A new national competition, called the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, seeks to find and develop young songwriters from around the country; the finalists will win a […]

National Arts in Education Week

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Via Nea.org On July 26, 2010, the U. S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college- and career-ready students. The resolution states: Arts education, […]

Event: The Future of Public Education?

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Searching for The Public Good Amid Gentrification, Privatization, and Inequality   Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center: Proshansky Auditorium 365 Fifth Ave (between 34th and 35th streets)   Join us for an evening of conversation with The Public Good Project and Epic Theatre Ensemble […]

Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

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Via The New York Times The Times analysis includes 100 schools ranging from public flagship universities to the Ivy League. For both blacks and Hispanics, the trend extends back to at least 1980, the earliest year that fall enrollment data was available from the National Center for Education Statistics. Even after […]

UNIFORM: A Part to Play (Tier 1)

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Photo coverage UNIFORM: A Part to Play Written and Performed by The Epic Next 2017 Tier One Ensemble   Click here to see the full album

Tier 2 2017 – Building Blocks: Colorful Minds & Laundry City

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Epic NEXT 2017 Tier 2 photo coverage Epic Theatre Ensemble presents Building Block: Colorful Minds Commissioned in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College Laundry City Commissioned in partnership with New York Appleseed and Teachers College