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Theatre for Young Audiences

Theatre for Young Audiences is a collaboration between the Department of Theater & Dance, Fremont Academy for Engineering and Design, and The Draper Center for Community Partnerships. After a month of initial skill building, one session each week is spent at Fremont Academy working with 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.  College students develop theater literacy, mentorship and teaching skills, and are involved in every aspect of the middle school sessions and the final production at Pomona College in the Spring. They co-create curriculum, lead activities and small discussion groups, and support the creation and performance of the production.  The Fremont students not only perform in the production, but are instrumental in the creation of the piece. The play is created with their writing, which highlights their lived experiences around the chosen theme.  The Fremont students also make decisions about  staging, acting, costume design, and general production needs