Children's Theater Company
- New York City
MISSION & VISION:
Founded in 1999 in NewYork City, and in 1989 in Los Angeles, the Children’s Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(C)(3) educational theater organization and publisher of over 15 original musicals designed to complement an ethical and social studies curriculum for young audiences. “Building Character Onstage”, the Company fosters the belief that, through the arts, young people can be agents of healing in the world. Committed to character and ethical development, CTC is rooted in the belief that through the incomparable magic of theater combined with a robust ethical education curriculum, children and youth can indeed become the voices of positive change.
CTC promotes theater as a tool for active and analytical learning (rather than prescribed and passive), and is centered on a pedagogical and community development approach which emphasizes a culture of inclusivity and service through arts.ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ABCD):
CTC’s Asset-Based Community Development program (ABCD) considers local assets as the primary building blocks of a sustainable community
development. Building on the skills of local residents, artists, the support of local associations, the ABCD approach draws upon existing community
strengths to build a stronger and more sustainable community. As such, CTC provides comprehensive onsite and off-site training, curriculum and acomprehensive community development kit, along with its critically acclaimed catalogue of musicals- for use by theater practioners, local artists and community builders.
Based on the ABCD approach, Children’s Theatre Company Headquarters and Flagship Chapter in New York City partners with various like-minded organizations, such as the the Interfaith Council, UNICEF, the Baha'i International Community and other NGOs to form strong alliances that will support its ethical and citizenship education program.
CTC has numerous public school theater-residencies, over nine Chapters nationwide- serving over 4000 students. The Company provides its award-winning musical-theater-catalogue to community-based organizations, in both the US and abroad.
The Children's Theatre Company has appeared annually at the United Nations for Heads of State and presented alongside Nelson Mandela for UNICEF. Recent television appearances include Sesame Street, Good Morning America, the Verizon Literacy Awards with James Earl Jones, NBC’s Today Show, PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Recent Film Credits: Oscar Winning Film, “Precious”
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