In 2014, the Arthur Miller Foundation, in partnership with Institute of Play, designed a scalable and exportable theater & film pilot program, which was embedded at NYC public school, Quest To Learn (Grades 6-12).
The program was established to address the lack of arts courses offered at the school. What began as an after school program grew to 1 theater & 1 film class per semester, and there are now 10 arts classes during the school day, including a series of basic & advanced theater & film courses. The student population served by the pilot program grew from 79 students to over 200 students – a number that is nearly half of Quest to Learn’s upper school enrollment.
We have now institutionalized a self-sustaining theater, film and overall art-making culture at Quest To Learn, and are poised to expand the work to other schools, in an effort to reach a broader pool of students and teachers.