Theatre Ave and the Big Apple

Recently, some of our team headed to New York City for the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) annual conference. You read that right … some of our country’s most talented theatre teachers (and fans) in the home of Broadway. It was a week to remember! Here are highlights from some of our team: 

“Wow, there is so much to love about ol’ New York! My biggest highlight was seeing Hadestown on Broadway. It was such a moving and incredible show! I’m still in awe and reliving it through the music. Other moments of memory are the bright lights of Times Square, greeting Jeff Daniels outside of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ and paying a special visit to Christina’s Tosi’s famous Milkbar dessert shop. The cereal milk soft serve was delish! And I loved meeting so many passionate theatre teachers at the EdTA conference, hearing about the big dreams they have for their shows—and putting our heads together about ways projections could take their performances to another level.” – Mitch Stark, Theatre Avenue Creative Founding Director

“Somehow three days in New York still managed to feel like a full week! The conference itself was full of such great energy. I loved talking to teachers to hear what shows they are excited about. Every year you hear not only the new shows but new ways that teachers are thinking about them and how to bring them to their schools. You could feel the creative juices flowing! I absolutely loved seeing ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for similar reasons. It’s a classic tale so many know but was brought to the stage in a really new and exciting way. And, it’s hard not to just love the city! I think I logged seven miles one day just walking through and exploring Manhattan. It’s always refreshing and inspiring to get into a new environment and see things in a new way! But doing it with our Theatre Avenue team (a.k.a. some of the absolute best people ever) made it the best! Pro tip: it’s awesome working with some of your best friends.” – Alison Sheldon, Theatre Avenue Producer