Our teaching artists bring our original educational theatre curriculum which is based in Common Core Standards, NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and National Core Arts Standards.
We strongly believe in the power arts education has to form future leaders. Each residency or workshop cumulates in a community share or performance.
Writing & Literacy
St. Mark The Evangelist School: Harlem NY
We have had the great pleasure of working with the Girls at St Mark the Evangelist school for three years now. With some returning students as well as new faces we learn about different issues affecting women worldwide and create an original piece of theatre that culminates in a community share. They have created their own props, written their own poetry, put together care packages and learned how to present their stories to a group of people. We look forward to another wonderful year with these young leaders!
ESCHS- Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY
The expressive and creative girls at ESCHS Middle School are very impressive individuals. These young people were capable of invigorating conversations about equality, women’s roles at home and in society, future goals and injustices that we all face as women. Our culminating performance was an original play that examined gender stereotypes and double-standards.
PS 54: Bronx, NY
We had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of caretakers and guardians at PS 54 in The Bronx. All of these women have children who attend the school. We focused on creating gender equity at home, in school and the workplace. We also explored the balance of motherhood and personal goal setting.
MS 391: Bronx, NY
The girls of MS 391 in the Bronx, NY have been working together for several years and have welcomed us into their “Girls Group”. We have begun to discuss inner vs outer beauty and what our future goals for ourselves are. Not only what our goals are, but how we plan to achieve them. We are so excited to be back with them in the fall to continue the writing phase of our partnership, working towards our community share of personal stories.
Westbury Arts Camp: Westbury, NY
IGE took a trip to Long Island to teach a two hour long workshop with young girls at Westbury Arts Camp. We played theatre games, worked on social emotional intelligence and used tableaus to tell the world that girls can do anything. We look forward to future partnerships with the Westbury Arts Camp and the new Westbury Performing Arts Center.
NYC Great: New York, NY
The Department of Education in New York City girls leadership program NYC Great which works with high school aged girls from all over New York City. This is an inspiring group of young activists with big goals for the future.