Category Archives: Big Picture

posts on subjects that don’t specifically fit our theatre and education categories, and look at Imagination Stage’s place in, thoughts on and contributions to our community and society.

By Joanne Seelig, Director of Education, Imagination Stage In Marc Joseph’s article “Has America Given Up On Arts Education?” he states that despite the fact that there is proven research that the arts can provide students with workforce skills, academic …

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For parents with young children, a little preparation can help your child and family to have a successful and enjoyable experience at the theater leading to creative inspiration and lasting memories.

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By Diane Nutting, Director of Access and Inclusion at Imagination Stage. Last month, members of the Imagination Stage Access Team were in New York City.

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By Bonnie Fogel, Founder and Executive Director Our 2012-2013 season represented our 34th year in business and our 10th year on Auburn Avenue. This is a list of memorable moments from the season. Thank you for all your support! Created …

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This blog was written by Andrew Dahreddine, a former Imagination Stage student and camp counselor. When I was a young child, my mom began taking me to see shows at this small theatre in White Flint Mall called “BAPA: Bethesda …

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“Despite what you may have heard, creativity can be learned, and our children need to be taught how to do it now more than ever.” -Lisa Van Germet (August 2012), “Creating Creative Children,” Mensa Bulletin. Dr. Sunit Talapatra, member of the Imagination Stage Board of Trustees, reflects on recent article about creating creative children.

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Like many, if not all, nonprofits; it’s been a tough year for IStage. Our season ends August 31, and we took a moment to reflect on the year. In addition to the many great challenges, we have had a lot of great accomplishments too. Here’s Executive Director Bonnie Fogel’s top ten highlights of the 2011-2012 season!

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Creativity has been long been viewed as some mysterious, otherworldly trait: either you are or are not creative. The notion conjures up the mad genius of a Van Gogh, Beethoven, Hemingway or the stratospheric, creative brilliance of Nobel Prize winners. One of the most famous earliest attempts to demystify creativity was the anatomical study of Albert Einstein’s brain following his death. What exactly was it about his gray matter that was responsible for his unparalleled smarts and creativity?

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Those of us gainfully employed in the Creativity Business have been delighted by the recent spate of books, articles, and lectures on the importance of creativity. They’re singing our song.

One of our favorite articles appeared in a 2010 edition of Newsweek.

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I’d like to share a common theme in my conversations with Imagination Stage families, a theme which I relate to personally. I hear frequently from parents that being in an acting or dance class has had a positive impact on their child. Many parents talk of how it has brought their child out of his/her shell, helped develop empathy, provided more confidence, or even—as one parent shared—given her and her teenage daughter a common interest to talk about. When I hear these comments and watch our students grow their theatre skills, I remember how theatre has also changed my life.

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