What is ARK?
Actors Reading with Kids (ARK) is a free online program to build confidence in oral and expressive reading for children ages 6 – 13. ARK began as an answer to the following question: during the theater shutdown, how could actors who would normally be preparing to perform on stage use their skills and time to benefit the community? It was piloted in summer 2020, as a collaboration between The Theater Project and Union Public Library, with the notions that (a) acting and teaching have much in common, and that (b) as skilled, trained readers, actors could coach children in developing confidence and excitement for the vital exercise of expressing the written word.
How can I join?
ARK returns for a third summer in 2022. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in participating? Visit https://bit.ly/uplark2022 to fill out an interest form!
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