Delaware Shakespeare has been selected by Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, for a $25,000 grant to take part in the Shakespeare in American Communities: Juvenile Justice program. Having been one of the seven companies chosen to take part, Delaware Shakespeare, through a partnership with the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families will give six 10-session acting classes at four juvenile justice facilities: Cleveland White School, Ferris School for Boys, New Castle County Detention Center and the Stevenson House Detention Center, aiming to help the youth there identify universal themes in William Shakespeare’s Tempest and Romeo and Juliet and find parallels in their lives. This is the second grant given to Delaware Shakespeare by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2019. The first went to partially support the expenses of the Romeo and Juliet Community Tour. The program will run from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2020.
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