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Theatres that teach

November 24, 2010

ANW Student Matinee: Photo by Craig Schwartz

Major league baseball has a farm system, an organized structure to help train and test the most promising young players who ache to play in the big leagues. Not all make it, of course, but they at least have the opportunity to hone their craft, compete and succeed.

There is a similar system within some, not all, theatre companies. Several within southern California have teaching arms that train those who want to act and give them stages on which to spotlight their talent. A few reach out to public and private school students to teach them about theatre, or specific shows and playwrights, without necessarily eyeing them as potential actors or playwrights. Read more at

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