Founded in 1976, Enchanted Circle Theater (ECT) is a non-profit, multi-service, professional educational theater company which engages, enhances, and inspires learning through the arts. Enchanted Circle serves an essential need in education today. We motivate youth to want to learn, support them in understanding that they can succeed, and help them develop the 21st century skills of innovation and creative thinking necessary for their success in the future.
Our programs integrate theater arts – theater, dance, music, visual and literary arts – with academic and social curricula. Our goal is to help youth become active, resourceful and engaged learners; to help teachers develop creative teaching techniques and curricula and to help our communities grow through creative education programs of social relevance. We work in schools, professional theaters, community centers and human service agencies, with people of all ages and abilities.
HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
ECT’s productions and workshops have earned national acclaim. The company was in residence at the Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theater and was voted “outstanding family theater” at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. In addition to thousands of schools and museums along the East Coast, the company has performed at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Jewish Museum in NYC, the Olney Theater in Maryland, and the Amaturo Theater in Miami. We have been in residence at the New York State Museum and Education Center in Albany, and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for over two decades.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
• Professional touring productions to theaters, schools and cultural institutions;
• Original site-based performances on historical and cultural themes;
• Artist-in-residence programs to enrich classroom curricula and immerse teachers and students in the creative process of learning;
• Literacy programs which inspire students and families to read together for pleasure;
• Professional development workshops to offer teachers practical experience in the effective use of drama as a dynamic teaching tool;
• Community collaborations with local cultural and human service organizations on projects of social relevance.
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We can be reached at 413.534.3789