Program Goals

Since 1988, we have provided over 136,000 theatrical experiences to at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth and families.

Our goal is to enrich the educational experience of youth through the medium of the Theatre Arts.  The core of the IN THE WINGS Program is to provide free tickets to children and their families for special IN THE WINGS performances of Civic Theatre productions.

We believe that this exposure is, for many, an unfamiliar art form which will spark creativity, produce lasting impressions, and reap many benefits.  Although attendance at these special performances is central to the program, we consider it only a single facet of the program.  A number of activities that compliment and expand on this foundation are available.