Stephen DiMenna, an Off-Broadway director, is a teaching artist for the Theater Development Fund's Stage Doors project, a program that introduces almost 3,400 middle school and high school students to the theater every year. The 10-year-old program takes students from artistically underserved schools to see a live theatrical production, and then conducts eight in-class workshops to teach them about theater - and about life.
The monologues were to be written as fiction based on fact, mimicking the characters in Sarah Jones' show. The 20 students encircling DiMenna last Monday were hesitant at first.
Off-Broadway director Stephen DiMenna (right), a teaching artist for the Theater Development Fund's Stage Doors project, helps (from left) [Courtney Cordero], Karina Jabiel and Christina Lugo polish the monologues the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology sophomores wrote after seeing "bridge & tunnel," the hit Off-Broadway one- woman show.
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