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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.

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  • Spotlight video

    Learn more about our wonderful education programs here at the Huntington from Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Billy Porter. 

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  • It Matters | Education at the Huntington

    The Huntington's award-winning education programs and increase literacy and leadership for over 30,000 students from more than 150 schools each year - here are a few of their stories.

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  • A Life Changing Experience They Can Take With Them

    Learn more about the Huntington's award-winning youth, education, and community outreach programs, including Student Matinees, Poetry Out Loud, and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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  • The Huntington is changing lives.

    The Huntington is changing lives.

    An overview of the educational programs provided to over 30,000 local students in 2016 by the Huntington Theatre Company. 

    Learn more about the Huntington's award-winning youth, education, and community outreach programs, including Student Matinees, Poetry Out Loud, and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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  • Trinidad Ramkissoon at the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    Regional Champion Trinidad Ramkissoon of Boston Day & Evening Academy performs a monologue as Troy Maxson from Fences at the Boston Regional Finals of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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  • Ashley Herbert at the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    1st Runner-Up Ashley Herbert from Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers performs a monologue as Black Mary from Gem of the Ocean at the Boston Regional Finals of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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  • Dinia Clairveaux at the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    2nd Runner-Up Dinia Clairveaux of Snowden International School performs a monologue as Molly Cunningham from Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Boston Regional Finals of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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  • Poetry Out Loud

    Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest that encourages students in grades 9-12 to memorize and perform real poems and to explore the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken work, and theatre in their English and Drama classes.

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  • "Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" performed by Courtney Stewart

    Massachusetts State Champion Courtney Stewart performs "Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" by Walt Whitman at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • "Possible Answers to Prayer" performed by Courtney Stewart

    Massachussets State Champion Courtney Stewart performs "Possible Answers to Prayer" by Scott Cairns at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • "Duende" performed by Stephanie Igharosa

    Massachusetts 1st Runner-Up Stephanie Igharosa performs "Duende" by Tracy K. Smith at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • "Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" performed by Stephanie Igharosa

    Massachusetts 1st Runner-up Stephanie Igharosa performs "Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" by Walt Whitman at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • "Black Boys Play the Classics" performed by Darlande Joseney

    Massachusetts 2nd Runner-up Darlande Joseney performs "Black Boys Play the Classics" by Toi Derricotte at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • "The Cross of Snow" performed by Darlande Joseney

    Massachusetts 2nd Runner-up Darlande Joseney performs "The Cross of Snow" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.

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  • Education & Community Programs (2013)

    "Just give me the opportunity, and I'll do the rest." Learn more about the life-changing impact of the Huntington's community and education programs.

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  • Antonio Stroud at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    Boston Regional Champion Antonio Stroud of Boston Day & Evening Academy performs a monologue as Hedley from "Seven Guitars" at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Regional Finals, hosted by the Huntington Theatre Company at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

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  • Iliana Mendez at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    First Runner-Up Iliana Mendez of Brighton High School performs a monologue as Rose from "Fences" at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Regional Finals, hosted by the Huntington Theatre Company at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

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  • Derek Lindesay at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition

    Second Runner-Up Derek Lindesay of Codman Academy Public Charter School performs a monologue as Memphis from "Two Trains Running" at the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Regional Finals, hosted by the Huntington Theatre Company at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

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  • Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute on BNN

    Students from Dorchester's Codman Academy Public Charter School learn lessons in black history, drama, and teamwork by performing excerpts from works of August Wilson in a summer program offered in collaboration with the Huntington Theatre Company. Report for BNN News by Lindsey Briggs. Aired July 29, 2011.

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