Blog entries tagged with Education

Discovering Broadway with AWMC Finalist Iliana Mendez

by: Iliana Mendez at 05/14/2013 03:54 PM

August Wilson Monologue Competition finalist Iliana Mendez, a student at Brighton High School, shares her story about discovering theatre and performing on her first Broadway stage. Iliana Mendez, center, with Antonio Stroud, Naheem Garcia, and...

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Fighting For Respect with AWMC Finalist Derek Lindesay

by: Derek Lindesay at 05/10/2013 11:15 AM

It is truly hard to find words that can express my gratitude to Alex Truppi and everyone else at the Huntington who has worked with me over the past five years. I would not have had the courage to go out on stage at the August Wilson Theatre and...

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Meet the August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists

by: Alex Truppi at 04/30/2013 11:21 AM

From left: Derek Lindesday, Antonio Stroud, and Iliana Mendez On Saturday, March 16, students from eleven Boston high schools competed in the Boston finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Huntington Teaching Artists worked in residenci...

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2013 Poetry Out Loud MA State Finals

by: Meg O'Brien at 03/13/2013 06:33 PM

We are thrilled to introduce you to  Courtney Stewart , our 2013  Poetry Out Loud  Champion.  This image, captured by David Marshall at the moment his name was announced as Champion, captures the spirit of the program perfectly. This past Sunday, ...

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An Incredible New York City Experience For Three Boston Teens

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/10/2012 09:56 AM

This weekend proved to be an incredible experience for our department and for the three young people who represented Boston at the  August Wilson Monologue Competition . The pool of 21 competitors was narrowed down to 15 Finalists, including our...

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Two Boston Students Compete In Final Round of August Wilson Monologue Competition Tonight

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/07/2012 10:07 AM

Tyrel Joseph at Boston's August Wilson Monologue Competition, photo: David S. Marshall Very exciting news coming from Education and Community Associate Naheem Garcia in New York City today!  After a preliminary round of competition this morning, t...

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My Experience With August Wilson

by: Solange Garcia at 02/08/2012 12:03 PM

"This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else." — August Wilson August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Finalists This past Saturday, student representatives from nine Boston Public Schools took to the Boston...

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Poetry Out Loud Registration Continues

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 12/08/2011 12:27 PM

Registration for Massachusetts’ seventh annual Poetry Out Loud is open through December 23. All Massachusetts high schools are invited to participate. To register or learn more about how to bring POL to your school, visit huntingtontheatre.org/pol...

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Students Connect With Candide

by: Harry Hobbs, Education Professional Intern at 10/24/2011 10:21 AM

It's been about a month since I've begun my journey as a Professional Education Intern here at the Huntington and one of the most pleasurable parts of my work is to visit schools and prep students who come see our shows as part of our  Student...

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Education at the Huntington: Attracting New Schools

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 10/03/2011 10:28 AM

A few people were asking about what was going on in Education last night from 4 - 6, so Donna thought it would be a good idea to let you know about it. We are always recruiting new schools for all of our programs, but last night we were highlighti...

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Poetry Out Loud

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 03/17/2011 11:25 AM

For the past several months, the Huntington’s Education Department has been busy gearing up for the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest for the state of Massachusetts. The Huntington Theatre Company’s Education Department is t...

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The Inaugural August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs at 02/10/2011 11:50 AM

I wanted to share with everyone that Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department kicked-off our new program — at least to the public — the August Wilson Monologue Competition, on Saturday, February 5, with great success. We have been working...

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Spreading the Word About Poetry Out Loud

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 10/07/2010 02:50 PM

Poetry Out Loud recruitment took a new turn by way of a Poetry Out Loud Informational Get-Together, hosted by the Huntington's Education Department (MA State Coordinators for Poetry Out Loud) on Tuesday, October 5th. Twelve high school teachers,...

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The Taming of the Shrew

by: Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs at 08/03/2010 03:09 PM

On behalf of Associate Director of Education, Lynne Johnson and Education Manager, Meg Wieder, I'm writing with a special invitation to the 5th Codman Academy Shakespeare summer production. We are presenting Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew o...

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Student Matinees -- The Teachers Like Them Too!

by: Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs at 05/17/2010 03:36 PM

Recently, the Huntington's Department of Education decided to try a "pay what you can" ticket offer for the student matinee of  Prelude to a Kiss  on Thursday, June, 3, 2010. We asked Bill Deschenes, a teacher from Pierce Middle School in Milton, ...

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Poetry Out Loud Nationals, Day 3

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 04/30/2010 03:57 PM

Tuesday morning the POL participants, their parents, chaperones and State Art Association representatives (me) went to the Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. What a stroke of genius on the part of the National Endowment of the Arts and Poetr...

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Poetry Out Loud Nationals, Days 1 & 2

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 05/27/2010 03:59 PM

Lynne Johnson, Associate Director of Education sent in these posts from the Poetry Out Loud national competition in Washington DC, where Wilmene Hercule, Prospect Hill Academy student, and Massachusetts state winner, is competing. DAY ONE - SUNDAY...

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Poetry Out Loud Semifinals This Weekend!

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 03/05/2010 11:10 AM

"Workers need poetry more than bread. They need that their life should be a poem." — Simone Weil Hi Friends!  I'm inviting you to share in the success of our 5th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest ! If you love poetry, historic...

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From Student Matinee to Huntington Playwriting Fellow: Kirsten Greenidge

by: Kirsten Greenidge at 03/03/2010 11:16 AM

Recently, we completed a grant for the NEA New Play Development Program seeking development support of Kirsten Greenidge's wonderful play, The Luck of the Irish . As part of the process, she wrote the following statement and it was so moving that ...

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The Huntington In The Classroom

by: Danny Bryck at 03/02/2010 11:23 AM

Today we welcome guest blogger Danny Bryck, who is one of our Professional Interns and works with our Education Department.  One of the most interesting things I get to do is visit classes at different schools around the area before they come to s...

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Student Performances SOLD OUT!

by: Meg O'Brien at 12/03/2009 12:21 PM

Greetings! Meg O'Brien, Education Dept. Manager here! Part of my job here is to facilitate our Student Matinee Series.  I’m writing with an incredible update on our 2009-2010 Season. We, in the Department of Education and Community Programs, have...

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Summer Shakespeare

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 09/09/2009 01:58 PM

Hello, this is Lynne Johnson, Associate Director of Education at the Huntington Theatre Company sharing a fabulous summer experience with you from the Education Department. This past summer the education department had the pleasure of producing ou...

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Education Updates & Poetry Out Loud

by: Alex Truppi at 11/22/2013 11:45 AM

As you know, it’s been an exciting time for us here in Boston. The World Series brought really phenomenal energy to Boston and we had a great time watching it all unfold. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek way Pinsky further immortaliz...

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POETRY OUT LOUD Deadline — This Friday!

by: Alex Truppi at 12/18/2013 09:24 AM

Dear Teachers & Friends, Alex Truppi, Education Manager, Curriculum & Instruction In the midst of this busy season, it's always important to take a step back and remember what we really value in life — who are the people and what are the experienc...

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Announcing the Boston Regional Winners of the August Wilson Monologue Competition!

by: Education at 02/03/2014 03:21 PM

The Judges & Winners of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition: Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Terrence Kidd, Obehi Janice, Joie LeMaitre, Johnny Lee Davenport, Fatima Barry (1st Runner Up), Ashley Herbert (2nd Runner Up), and Trinidad Ramkissoon...

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Poetry Out Loud State Finals -- This Sunday!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/05/2014 02:05 PM

Twenty-four students from across the state advanced from the four regional Poetry Out Loud semi-finals this past weekend  to compete in the  State Final competition on Sunday, March 9 at the Old South Meeting House . Here are the finalists: •...

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Ashley Herbert: 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition NATIONAL CHAMPION!

by: Meg O'Brien at 05/06/2014 12:30 PM

Hello Everyone, It is my extreme pleasure to announce that Ashley Herbert, from the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, was named the National Champion at last night’s National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition on Broadwa...

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Dispatch from National Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Alex Truppi at 05/13/2014 12:17 PM

Hello, Huntington Theatre Company Blog Readers! I’m Alex, the Manager of Curriculum and Instruction in the Education Department, and I had the privilege of serving as one of the Huntington’s representatives and chaperones at the recent national...

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