For over 25 years, MTC Education has worked with youth confronting the challenges of poverty, trauma, and involvement in the justice system. We believe these young people deserve equitable access to constructive educational opportunities that can lead toward fulfillment, success, and productive citizenship. MTC Education’s Stargate Theatre and Write on the Edge (WrOTE) programs provide such opportunities, bringing the collaborative and creative nature of theatre to marginalized youth, empowering and encouraging them to re-imagine their lives and give voice to their thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
About Stargate Theatre...
Stargate Theatre provides court-involved youth the paid opportunity to engage in a theatre-making experience that develops workforce readiness and life skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. With the guidance of professional theatre artists and educators, the ensemble composes, rehearses and performs a theatrical piece reflecting their collective identity and their aspirations, ideas and fears about themselves and the world.
About Write on the Edge...
Write on the Edge primarily serves at-risk and court-involved students enrolled in alternative high schools and programs all over New York City and in northern New Jersey. Each year the program provides 26 separate residencies, including on Rikers Island and other juvenile detention facilities, affording more than 500 students the uniquely empowering opportunity to write and revise an original play and see it brought to life by professional actors.