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“Theatre is therapy. Thank you for providing these experiences for our students."

June 12, 2018

I AND YOU post-show workshop, photos: Russell J. Young

The impact of giving on Artists Rep's Student Education programming.


Today, Artists Rep needs your help to open up the world to our high school students, to connect them with other perspectives, and to provide an antidote to the loneliness and isolation felt by so many.

When you make a gift to Artists Rep, you are creating a ripple effect in the community. It is because of your generosity that we are able to host free student matinees and offer post-show workshops with our Resident Artists to more deeply explore what it takes to transform creative work from the page to the stage.

In a time when high school arts programs are at their most vulnerable, we at Artists Rep are committed to FILL THE ARTS EDUCATION GAP, and we can only do it with the support of patrons like you.




 Help us end the season strong with a gift by June 30

Your gift matters… to so many.

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“Theatre is therapy. Thank you for providing these experiences for our students." 

-Title 1 PPS Teacher 

Artists Rep in Action: Artists Rep Student Education Workshops

A behind the scenes chat with Resident Artist and Instructor, Chris Harder and Education & Audience Services Director, Karen Rathje on why student outreach is so critical. 

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Students who participate in the arts build literacy skills, self-confidence, communication skills, creativity, and, most importantly, empathy. We see this first hand when high school classes participate in our workshops. Students articulate ideas with poise, they support each other, engage in insightful discussions... and laugh a lot too. Being in the presence of such energy and excitement is truly a remarkable experience.

As our public schools continue to eliminate arts programs, it is crucial for non-profits like Artists Rep to help fill this gap. It is especially important for us to reach out to Title 1 schools that have a large concentration of low-income students. Programs like ours are often the only way these students are exposed to the arts.

“Your shows have moved our students to tears, allowed them to laugh uncontrollably or just caused them to sit in awe and wonder.” 

-Title 1 PPS Teacher

Please make your gift by June 30 so Artists Rep can continue making these impactful workshops accessible to all students in need. With your help, we can make the world a less lonely place, one play at a time.

There are several ways to make a gift!

Learn how to amplify your impact here!

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Need help? Contact Individual Giving and Corporate Sponsorship Manager Molly Moshofsky at or 503.241.9807 x 129  

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