“Speak Up!” is an arts education program created by Theatre 31, in which students from two “Sister Schools”, with differing socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, work in collaboration to create meaningful and relevant pieces of art that will be presented to their school communities.
Over the course of this 8-week program, students explore a wide variety of mediums of the performing and visual arts, and take part in fun games and inspiring projects based on each art form. They are encouraged to “Speak Up” about issues that are concerning them, whether they be social, political, or personal.
Towards the end of the session, students select a medium of expression to explore more fully, and work in collaboration with students from their Sister School to create a piece of mixed-media art.
Students complete and present their projects to their school communities during the final week of the program.
Theatre 31 is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people with relevant, high quality arts education. Our “Speak Up!” program gives students the opportunity to express themselves artistically, gain a greater understanding of themselves and others, and work with students from outside of their own communities to create art that reflects some of the most important issues of their lives.