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ETC Uses Theatre for Community Conversations

(This Community Post was written by Educational Theatre Company (ETC) and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Educational Theatre Company (ETC) is heading back to school with programming for kids and adults! After a successful summer camp season for ages 3-18, ETC is looking forward to new sessions of fall after school classes, Creative Age for adults age 55+ and Devising Hope.

ETC’s original Devising Hope program brings together adults who have recently experienced homelessness with local teens to create a devised theatre performance. Using theatre games, playwriting techniques, and new friendships, the participants will work together to create and perform scenes, monologues, and movement pieces that highlight personal narratives of often overlooked members of our community.

These techniques will also be used in our partnership with Challenging Racism to disrupt racism in our community. ETC will guide members of local groups — businesses, volunteer organizations, community partners — through devised theatre techniques to create meaningful conversations about race and racism in our community.

If you would like more info on fall classes or to be involved as a Creative Age student, Devising Hope teen, or partner group working to disrupt racism, please visit or contact us at [email protected]; 703-271-0222.

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