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Every year Arlington Country public high school students are given the opportunity to work in a professional theater setting at Signature Theatre and create an original play as part of the Signature in the Schools program.
The production is specifically tailored to the student performers and focuses on themes from the Arlington Public Schools English and Social Studies curriculum. We reached out to Signature in the Schools alumni Karl Green (Wakefield HS Class of 2015), Max Rosenberg (Wakefield HS Class of 2013), and Emily Hambridge (Wakefield HS Class of 2014) to see how this unique program influenced their lives and careers after graduation.
Karl Green (NYU Student and current star of Eve’s Song at The Public Theater in New York City)
Signature in the Schools taught me the importance of professionalism, as well as the impact theater, can have on a community.
Max Rosenberg (Professional Theatre Technician – Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma)
Signature felt like a second home to me, and the program was able to teach me things I didn’t know and set me up for the future.
Emily Hambridge (Professional Stage Manager at The John F. Kennedy Center)
Signature in the Schools provided me with an excellent foundation, which allowed me to pursue a career in theatre. I owe so much to the Signature in the Schools program.
To learn more about Signature in the Schools, follow this link: https://www.sigtheatre.org/learn-and-engage/signature-in-the-schools/.