The Arthur Miller Theater Education Program was launched in partnership with the Office of Arts & Special Projects at the New York City Department of Education in 2015, with the goal of expanding access to dedicated theater education in public schools. The program provides mentorship, cultural partner residencies, professional development and classroom resources for new certified theater teachers, who are named Arthur Miller Fellows. It also provides tickets for Fellows and their students to attend Broadway shows & other high-quality theater performances.
In two years, the program has expanded from 15 to 40 Fellows at 40 schools, impacting well over 25,000 elementary, middle and high school students in public schools throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. It is one of the few existing programs with a focus on integrating theater arts education into the academic day.