Frank C. Shattuck P.A.T.H.S. Program

The Frank C. Shattuck Performing Arts Touch the Hearts of Students (P.A.T.H.S.) program works annually with a group of underserved middle or high school students to actively engage them with the arts. Through this program, the Center helps students remove themselves from unhealthy patterns they are caught in by offering them life changing moments and access to world-class, live Broadway experiences. Students are introduced to character building themes, community awareness and new art forms as they are led through hands-on workshops, engagement activities and interaction with the touring cast, teaching artists and Center staff. Past projects have included “Changed for Good” based on the theme of self-discovery in Wicked, “Raise Your Voice” a song-writing project inspired by Once that encouraged students to chase their dreams and “La Vie Boheme” in connection with Rent which promoted acceptance and respect.


2018-19 P.A.T.H.S. Program

Stress, pain and conflict are all too common in the lives of students, leaving many wondering, “What is the antidote?” Inspired by the show The Play That Goes Wrong, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will work with a group of underserved students to help them learn how to find balance through humor. During this four-month project entitled “Finding the Funny,” students will learn important lessons on responding to challenges, accepting responsibility and developing a positive outlook on life’s circumstances through hands-on experiences, exploring the exciting world of comedy and set design.


2018-19 Grant Support


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