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About Education and Community Engagement

We're committed to providing strong, vibrant education opportunities for students in order to nurture creativity, inspire artistic potential, build confidence, and encourage self-expression. We have extended our reach to enrich the lives of individuals of all ages and strengthen our community under the guidance of Gary Cadwallader, our director of education and community engagement.

Programs


Young Playwrights
Young Playwrights

Palm Beach Dramaworks introduces our Young Playwrights Ten-Minute Play Contest and festival! Our goal is to introduce the joy of writing for the live theatre to young people, and to give teens a creative voice in expressing their thoughts and ideas. Our program encourages students to write about subjects that are meaningful to them, and to give you the educator tools to incorporate playwriting into your theatre or language arts classrooms. Detailed lesson plans and helpful resources are found below.

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The Dramaworks Ethics Project
The Dramaworks Ethics Project

The Dramaworks Ethics Project Presented by PNC Arts Alive is an exciting, digital storytelling project created to stimulate young people to think critically about their own ethics and principles. Plagiarism and personal responsibility are important topics in the classroom. In order to promote originality and resourcefulness, this project motivates students to learn about themselves, their individuality, and their place in the community.

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Field Trips
Field Trips

Free student performances are offered for our mainstage productions, and include post-performance talkbacks, teacher resource guides with educational activities, and bus transportation if needed.

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One Humanity Tour
One Humanity Tour

A free, professional touring production comes to your school! Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach’s resident professional not-for-profit theatre, is committed to enhancing the quality of life through the transformative power of live theatre. The One Humanity Tour is a multifaceted program created to reach students “where they are” by delivering an age-appropriate and timely play directly to their school. This project was conceived from the tensions that our community and nation are experiencing between citizens and law enforcement.

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Future programs will include: Classes, workshops, acting and other skills-based learning sessions.

Director


Gary Cadwallader
Gary Cadwallader
Director of Education and Community Engagement

Gary Cadwallader is an educator, actor, and director. He was previously the director of education at Orlando Repertory Theatre and at Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach. Gary is president of the Florida Theatre Conference.

For information about supporting the education initiative, contact Gary Cadwallader at 561.514.4042 ext. 123 or [email protected]