The Arthur Miller Foundation’s annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors will be hosted by Bradley Cooper. The evening will celebrate the power of public school arts education and honor those who have made significant contributions to the arts in their own way. Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw have signed on to Co-Chair the event alongside Rebecca Miller, Sandi Farkas, Janine & Michael Smith. Honors to take place on November 18, 2019 at Second Floor in New York City. The celebration will raise funds for the Foundation’s public school theater education programs, featuring notable talent from film, television, and Broadway. This year, the foundation will feature the songs of Cole Porter, directed by Tony Award Winner Michael Mayer. The evening will include one-night only performances, including appearances by Tony & Drama Desk Award Winner, Sutton Foster, Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner, Darren Criss, Obie and Drama Desk Award Winner, Raúl Esparza, Tony Award Winner, Lena Hall, Grammy & Emmy Award Winner, Christopher Jackson, and Winner of the Hoofer Award for tap artistry, Ayodele Casel.
The evening will include a musical performance from students impacted by Arthur Miller Theater Education Program, directed by Original Hamilton Broadway cast member and AMF Master Artist Council member, Sasha Hutchings, who is currently starring as Ado Annie twice a week in Oklahoma!, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival.
To honor the legacy of the great American playwright, Arthur Miller, and his own public school education, the Arthur Miller Foundation (AMF) led by Executive Director, Jaime Hastings, is a non-profit organization that provides greater access and equity to quality theater education for public school students. AMF partners with the NYC Department of Education to support in-school theater education, by providing theater teachers with the resources they need to build, grow and sustain quality theater programs. Additionally, AMF has a scholarship program with The City College of New York, which increases the number of theater teachers in public schools.
The Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is AMF’s largest event of the year that raises the funds necessary to execute their programs. They have recently conducted a program study including the impact that theater education has on social-emotional learning, and are convinced now more than ever that theater education must be an integral part of the school day.
About the Arthur Miller Foundation
The Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access and equity to quality theater education in New York City public schools, and to increasing the number of students that receive a dedicated theater education as an integral part of their academic curriculum. We believe that arts education is a right of every public school student.
As an organization, we affirm that if arts education assumes its rightful place in the public school curriculum, we will foster generations of imaginative graduates, enhancing the evolving world of theater and all other fields of human endeavor. We accomplish this mission by providing resources, professional development, mentorship, and peer support to certified theater teachers in public schools.
Our programs enrich students’ educational experience by enabling them to attend professional theater productions and learn from professional teaching artists from highly esteemed cultural institutions. We also aim to put more theater teachers in public schools by offering current public school teachers scholarships toward their theater teaching certification.
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