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In 2014-15, YA:
Provided 249 performances. 9,931 workshops and residencies.
Reached 167,455 students
at 199 educational sites
in 13-counties
Employing 134 Teaching Artists


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Artist Spotlight: Reuben J. Tapp, MS

Reuben J. Tapp, MS is a long-time provider of theatre experiences for Rochester area schools and community centers. He specializes in Black Theatre and Process Drama (described as theater of the oppressed, which allows people to use the drama in their lives to become the impetus for solutions in the lives of others). This specialty has allowed Mr. Tapp the opportunity to begin providing theatre experiences in juvenile correctional facilities. His theatre work includes other specialties such as storytelling, improvisation, puppetry and mask work, and he is a founding member of The Rochester Bronze Collective; Artistic Director of Maplewood Performing Arts Centre (MPAC), and is an Artist in Residence at MuCCC. He has received a TANYS Festival Award for Outstanding Acting, has toured nationally in various children's theater productions, and is also a Dramaturg for the local Sankofa Festival.




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