NC Stage Company's "Page to Stage" residency program is a series of workshops that explore an aspect of the academic curriculum through hands-on theatre exercises. Trained teaching artists lead all of our residencies and we base most of our philosophy on Viola Spolin's work, which centers on experiential learning. Many studies show that students who are given additional ways of learning information actually do better on standardized tests than students who are only taught traditionally.
Last season NC Stage Company served over 15,000 students with the aide from the National Endowment for the Arts. This brought notoriety to our Page to Stage program throughout Western North Carolina. We hope to continue to be able to bring our arts education programming to North Carolina and your gift will help make this possible. Did You Know?--- Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are: 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to: Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently Perform community service more than four times as often