STORY 2 STAGE
EDUCATORS & STUDENTS BUILD ENGAGING STORIES
BUILDING A NEW PROGRAM
In 2020, The Rep’s Learning and Community Engagement department began the journey of reimagining our programs during a time of great uncertainty and change. We surveyed parents, teachers and community members and they told us that children have endured so much while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and the primary goal should be fun. In 2021, we began to pilot our writing program, and after a year of listening, evaluating, questioning and building, we have emerged with a new program called Story 2 Stage that unlocks the power of storytelling by way of mining lived experiences, imaginations and aspirations. This 9-session residency program is an innovative, world-building curriculum, designed for learners of all ages, that will lead to the development of youth creating their own 10-minute plays.