Summer Camps are in full swing, but before they started, School and Community Program Manager Amanda Hestwood sat down with Pedro Bayón, a long-time teaching artist with SteppingStone Theatre for Youth who has also acted on the Park Square stage, in The House on Mango Street (2014 and 2016), Elliot: a Soldier’s Fugue (2015), most recently in Full Circle Theater Company’s Atacama. As the two theatre companies come together, it is exciting so see how many artists and community members have connections to both organizations!
Hear some of Pedro’s stories about the creativity of young people and his favorite part of summer camps! (Be sure to listen at 3 minutes if you want a smile!)
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At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. We stand firmly in opposition to racism, and our programs challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and seek equity for all, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all economic backgrounds, people of all religions, and people with disabilities. SteppingStone collaborates with families to meet students’ needs, whether they are social, academic, developmental, or physical.
Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.
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