Promoting health and preventing substance abuse through student written and performed theatrical presentations

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this project is to develop and conduct a year-long program at Woodrow Wilson High School, in Camden. Instructors will train students in interview techniques, play writing, and performance skills; and assist them in creating a play highlighting the debilitating effects of violence and substance abuse. The plays are expected to increase awareness of the problem as well as build self esteem in the participants. Over 20 performances will take place in health and science classes, middle school assemblies, and in the community.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $58,000.00

Awarded on: 10/21/1996

Time frame: 11/1/1996 - 4/30/1997

Grant Number: 30437


Stageworks Touring Company

P.O. Box 922
Glassboro, 08028-0922

Judith Panetta
Project Director