Atlantic in the Community
Uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence.
At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage. In addition to our work as a producer of theater, we are an educator of theater. We are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. Through our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence.
Arts Education Programs
Our Discover Success program invites 4,000 Pre-K-12 public school students each year to experience and engage with our shows via our student matinee series. It offers educators the opportunity to engage their students both at the theater and in the classroom through workshops, study guides, educator preview nights, and dedicated student matinees with facilitated post-show discussions.
Staging Success is our in-school arts education residency that uses theater and the foundational blocks of the Atlantic Acting School technique to reinforce academic curriculum while strengthening important life skills like collaboration, respect, and self-confidence.
Our Access Success program aims to make our robust programming more accessible through a series of initiatives serving individuals with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities. These programs have included: Relaxed Performances during both of our seasonal Atlantic for Kids productions, a partnership with the Museum, Arts, and Culture Access Consortium (MAC) to host a part-time neurodivergent intern, and Storytellers, a new 8-week theater-making workshop in collaboration with service organization AHRC NYC’s adult day habilitation program.
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We would like to thank the following generous organizations for their support of Atlantic’s arts education programs: the Theodore H. Barth Foundation, ConEd, the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, and the Still Point Fund.
Staging Success is supported by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust, the Linden Arts Fund for Children, the Metzger-Price Fund, the Michael Tuch Foundation, the Tiger Baron Foundation, and the West Harlem Development Corporation.