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RISING STAR PROGRAM

The Rising Star Theatre Attendance Program inspires a new generation of theatregoers by providing Bay Area high school students with a four play season subscription. As part of the TAP, students receive a pre-show lesson plan that includes theatre games/warm-ups, scene teasers and comprehension questions; the post-show lesson provides further enrichment with activities that draw on their experience as audience members.  Rising Stars also participate in an immediate post-show discussion with the cast and director. They then write a letter to their adult subscriber-sponsor describing their reactions to the performances.

Our Rising Star Program has served over 2000 students from 28 local high schools. Approximately 50% have no formal drama program at their schools, 75% are economically disadvantaged, and 90% are youth of color. In our recent end-of-the-season survey, 25% of students reported that they hadn’t seen a single play prior to attending a San Francisco Playhouse production, and another 50% had only seen one to two shows before participating in the Rising Star Program.

TESTIMONIALS AND LETTERS

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Along with seeing the performances, Rising Stars get:

The Star Treatment

Rising Stars get some of the best arts exposure around, and at no cost to them or their schools:

  • A pre-show lesson in the classroom
  • A post-show talkback with the artists
  • The chance to reflect in a letter to their sponsor

Join us at one of our Rising Star performances for a chance to meet your Rising Star and participate in a post-show talkback with the students and artists.

RISING STAR TALKBACKS | DATES FOR ’18/19 SEASON

You Mean to Do Me Harm

October 9, 2018
October 10, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 17, 2918

Mary Poppins

November 27, 2018
November 28, 2018
December 11, 2018
December 12, 2018

King of the Yees

February 12, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 19, 2019
February 20, 2019

Yoga Play

April 9, 2019
April 10, 2019
April 16, 2019
April 17, 2019

Significant Other (Optional) – these dates may change

May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 28, 2019
May 29, 2019