Backstage Pass Newsletter | September 2018

Bay Area Children's Theatre Behind the Scenes News & Information

A Note from Nina: Creativity All Year Round

How do you keep the freedom and creativity of summer in your life as school starts?

One of the loveliest parts of summer for many families is the opportunity to watch their children’s creativity flourish. Sometimes “I’m bored” can be the most powerful tool for dreaming and exploring.

For years, when my son came to me with the eternal “I’m bored” complaint, I would find myself listing off the millions of things he could do: read a book, play a card game, draw a picture, etc. Often this would end up in a boredom standoff…me getting more and more frustrated that he wouldn’t try any of my suggestions, and he, diving deeper into the “I’m bored” pool. But, this summer, I tried a new tactic.  Read more »

Ask an Expert: Why Is Arts Education Important?

In honor of Arts in Education Week, Arts in Schools Director Hannah Dworkin shares her thoughts on how, and why, BACT works to ensure the arts are "an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.”

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What Kids Are Saying: What Does Theatre Mean to You?

Three Bay Area Children’s Theatre Advanced Performers—Ethan, 9, Naomi, 10, and Ozzie, 8—tell us how theatre makes a difference in their lives.

Our first question: Why is theatre important to you…?

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Back to School Campaign: Fill a Seat, Change a Life!

Donate today to give underserved children the field trip of a lifetime at a Bay Area Children’s Theatre student matinee performance!

Experiencing theatre as a child has a lifelong impact — it improves reading, empathy, and creativity and prepares students for success in school and beyond.

  • $10 gives one child the opportunity to see theatre for the first time
  • $50 provides tickets for five students
  • $250 allows an entire class to see a show that inspires their imagination and broadens their world.

And thanks to a $5,000 matching gift challenge from a generous family, your impact will be doubled!

Make a gift now »



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