Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Romeo & Juliet
Filed under: Bronx, Hunts Point, Hunts Point Bronx, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:
Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble, spend all year preparing one play. This year it is Romeo & Juliet.
The kids start in fourth grade and carry on till sixth. Older students, who complete the program, then write and perform their own plays with The Storefront Ensemble.
The program is run by Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) and The Shakespeare Society.
For many of the children this is the first time they are respected enough to be challenged. Most local middle schools don’t have the resources to offer such extra curricular activities.