Join Arts In Reach for Performance Project! Teens collaborate with professional teaching artists in theatre, dance, and design to create their own unique and innovative projects and production– all in a safe, inclusive community. AIR staff and teaching artists guide teens in building social connections, confidence, and creativity through high-quality artistic projects. Teens choose to participate in the acting, dance, or design focus (please note this choice on your application). Apply Now!
*A Note on AIR’s Online Programs:
AIR’s online programs happen via zoom in real time! They include group discussion, creative coworking, small group and one-on-one check-ins, and break times. Our online practices stay true to AIR’s mission of providing inclusive, creative community.
Online programs include a free, no-contact, home supply delivery! As part of our commitment to accessibility, AIR can assist with access to the internet and devices.
Performance Project is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
Teens choose ONE of the following:
All three groups are led by compassionate professional teaching artists. Each group focuses on creating a non judgemental and inclusive community where teens feel safe to collaborate, express their creativity, and try new things.
Learn how to bring a character and their story to life through theatre techniques and styles from around the globe.
Use dance techniques to practice storytelling. Learn how to create your own movement for the camera (think TikTok).
Explore different techniques and materials as you create visual art for our theatre production.
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At AIR I've learned that I can be myself without judgement. I've learned to try my hardest and worked on not letting my anxiety get the best of me.
Your program has been a gift sent from angels and - seriously - you ARE making a difference and I KNOW that years from now -- what you've done for my daughter will still be having a positive effect on her.
Before AIR I had trouble expressing my ideas because of my shyness. But now, I express my ideas and am not as shy anymore, and I can let my creativity shine.
The support, morale, and messages of self-worth and power that AIR gives to girls are so valuable! Through the programs I became more connected to my artistic capabilities (especially my love of singing), and to myself.
AIR helps you to connect with other girls in your area and beyond. The leaders are fantastic, and the girls you meet are awesome and become lifelong friends. You realize you aren't the only one with problems and struggles in your life. You're not alone.
AIR gave me the tools to explore and cultivate my own creativity and humanity. We are always faced with choices, some more difficult than others, and finding what resonates most with our own souls is what ultimately works. Nowhere in my life has this been more evident than during my time at AIR.
Before joining AIR, my daughter was really struggling at school and at home. At AIR, she made new friends and was able to talk to caring adults. AIR became something she really looked forward to. Thank you so much for this incredible gift!
I am so happy to see how much AIR has grown since I was a part of the program…. AIR Has affected me still to this day….I think back on my days of Jr. High and how much things have changed, and how positive the program had been on my life.
This is an AMAZING organization that has brought so much joy to my daughter!! Go AIR!
GO THERE! SAY YES! YOU WON'T REGRET IT! It's sooo AWESOME! They actually got me on a stage, and I really sang! I would go here for the rest of my life if I could.
When I’m not at AIR, I’m pretty sad all the time. Being at AIR gives me four hours a week to be happy and leave negativity at the door. My confidence has increased slightly, which is a BIG thing for me to experience. I can be a little more social and use writing as a positive coping skill.
At AIR, girls are: the cherry on top of the sundae; important, loved & respected; treated with respect and given FREEDOM to be enthusiastically confident; encouraged to do THEIR personal best, to try their hardest, and to face their goals head on, all with confidence and a smile.
This program had a truly amazing impact on my daughter. She had been in such a dark place previously for so many months. Praise from her workshop leaders really built her up. Thank you for this opportunity. It was more than I expected—I had hoped my daughter might manage; instead, she blossomed.
I like AIR because the sense of being part of a team. The fact that everyone gets a chance--no auditions or try-outs.
PLEASE DO IT! AIR is honestly the greatest thing in my life! It allows you to try your hardest and have fun without any gossiping and whatnot.
AIR taught me the value of working through conflict using conversation, instead of gossip, bashing or being aggressive.
AIR has helped me gain a better understanding of who I am and what choices are good for me.