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About The Huntington Education Department

One of the most extensive and admired programs in the country, the Huntington’s Education Department serves more than 30,000 students, teachers, and community organizations each year with student matinees, state-wide Poetry Out Loud, and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

For Schools and Groups

Huntington Theatre has a variety of programs to help schools and students get involved in theatre and use it to bolster their academic curricula.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest that celebrates the power of the spoken word and a mastery of public speaking skills while cultivating self-confidence and an appreciation of students’ literary heritage as they take poetry from the page to the stage. Poetry Out Loud has inspired hundreds of thousands of high school students to discover and appreciate both classic and contemporary poetry.

Next Narrative Monologue Competition

True Colors’ Next Narrative Monologue Competition™ features True Colors-commissioned works from 50 of America’s leading contemporary Black playwrights that engage students in artful exploration of 21st century themes, while instilling confidence in all to find their voices.