Founded in 1987, First Stage Children's Theater has grown from a small theater for young audiences to a nationally acclaimed company drawing annual audiences of more than 135,000 people. With a season including six mainstage plays, two First Steps shows and one touring production (more than 300 performances annually), First Stage has become one of the largest programs in the nation.
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First Stage Children's Theater is a member of Theater Communications Group (TCG), TYA/USA and Americans for the Arts (AFTA), as well as the Milwaukee Arts Partners and Theatre Wisconsin. First Stage is also a Cornerstone Member of the United Performing Arts Fund. The company is the recipient of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts' 2002 Bravo Award for outstanding achievement in the performing arts."
Specifically as an employee of the academy we focus a lot on the "Life skills through stage skills" clause of the mission statement. It is written on our academy T-Shirts, we discuss every morning how we are achieving that mission, and we talk with parents and children frequently about how our goal isn't how to teach kids how to act, but how to live good lives and interact positively with one another. As the website's about me stated, First Stage has gone through a large amount of growth since it was founded and I attribute much of that growth to the amount of focus put on their mission statement and making sure their employees work towards that mission.