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Delaware Shakespeare program to engage youth in justice system

Friday 12th of July 2019 | North America, United States
Cape Gazette
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The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, presents Shakespeare in American Communities: Juvenile Justice.

Delaware Shakespeare is one of seven nonprofit organizations across the nation selected to participate to engage youths in the juvenile justice system with the works of Shakespeare through theater education programs.

Delaware Shakespeare has been awarded a $25,000 grant. Through a partnership with the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, Delaware Shakespeare will use “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Tempest” to help young people identify universal human themes in Shakespeare’s plays and find parallel experiences in their own lives. The program consists of six 10-session acting classes and will be delivered at four juvenile justice facilities from Thursday, Aug.1, to Friday, July 31, 2020. They will start with an acting class focused on “Romeo and Juliet” at The Ferris School. Other facilities include Cleveland C. White School, New Castle County Detention Center and Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford.

Although Shakespeare in American Communities has funded theater companies partnered with the juvenile justice system in the past, this is the first time dedicated federal funds have been targeted for juvenile justice programing.

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