Epic Theatre Ensemble

Significant multiyear operating support enables Epic Theatre's teaching artists to reach over 1500 public high school students at three NYC schools; whole-school programs at each site mean every student in every grade participates in classroom residencies every year.  About 180 of these students also participate in afterschool programming where they closely study a Shakespeare play, adapt it to a contemporary setting, and perform this “remix” for a general audience.  Epic also does impressive college access work.

Our current multiyear grant will seed a Working Capital Reserve Fund, allowing the Company to withstand the very long gap between the delivery of and payment for government-contracted programs.  

"The simple truth is, I would not be where I am today without Epic's artists.  And I can say the same for my peers.  Epic challenged me to raise my personal bar of excellence academically, artistically, even politically. And now I am on a Theatre scholarship at Muhlenberg College alongside 4 other Epic alums."