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Pushcart Players is an award-winning, professional touring theater company specializing in arts in education for children. A social profit organization founded in 1974, Pushcart Players brings substantive musical theater, workshops, educational programs, and residencies to young people and their families in schools, theaters, and community nationwide.
Twice nominated for an Emmy©, Pushcart is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation.
The company has traveled more than 2 million miles nationally and abroad, from the little red schoolhouse to the White House.
Pushcart Players addresses social studies, literature, history, special educational needs, and values clarification for young people, their families and their educators. The guiding principles of equity, diversity, access, and inclusion infuse all aspects of Pushcart’s programing, artists, and educators. All performances by professional artists (Actors’ Equity Association) are supported by study guides, post-performance assessments, and other supplemental materials. We adapt to any location with innovative scenery, lighting and sound systems.
Pushcart has a significant theater education program, providing in-school workshops, direction of student productions and curriculum development for elementary and middle schools. Among Pushcart cast members are experienced teaching artists, who provide workshops, acting classes, and residency programs to schools, community centers and summer session programs.