The center of Pushcart Players' mission, goals, programs, and operation

Arts Education & Learning

Rooted in the belief that the arts are an inseparable part of the human journey and an essential component of the educational process,
Pushcart Players develops intriguing, enriching and enlightening arts experiences.
“The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us, fostering creativity, goodness and beauty. They help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion or age.”
Randy Cohen
Ethics Writer, The New York Times
From an individual workshop to a long term residency, Pushcart makes arts education come alive with

Uniquely Designed Programs to Meet Your Needs

Pushcart Players provides professional theater workshops and residencies for Pre-K to Grade 8. Young actors will develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts in addition to full participation in them.
Drama Workshops are designed to meet the specific needs and interests of all students. Curriculum consists of theater exercises and games, storytelling activities, and improvisation to build confidence, promote self-awareness and team-building.
Young actors will develop vocal skills and stage presence through monologue and scene study. Focus, listening, and collaboration will be enhanced by the principles of acting. Workshops culminate in a performance designed to celebrate each young actor’s arts learning journey.
Pushcart Players’ workshops are geared for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Pushcart is culturally aware and responsive to the equity, diversity, and inclusion needs and progress of each community.
Pushcart Junior is an after-school and camp program where young performers learn all about theater by doing it. Pushcart’s scripts are adapted for large casts of any size as well as junior versions of Broadway and other well known titles. These programs are guided by professional directors/teaching artists. Pushcart Junior ranges from six to eight weeks, and is adaptable for most schools/camp schedules.
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides federal funds to schools serving economically disadvantaged students and has four goals: improving student achievement, increasing student engagement, increasing parent engagement, and improving school climate and culture. Pushcart customizes programming that will serve as a model in using the arts to improve your school.
Pushcart Players offers a variety of on-school-time programs for special needs populations to make theater education and participation accessible to everyone. Teaching artists work closely with educators and caregivers to tailor a project that meets the talents and interests of students in an inclusive environment. With sensitivity and skill, Pushcart opens the door for students to experience the benefits and joy of active engagement in theater.