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TAP is honored to have 2 volunteers, Brian and Christian, come help out tomorrow for our Puppet Build Day from 12pm to 5pm at the TAP office.
Brian and Christian are on a road trip from Louisiana and they are on a mission to travel around the U.S. volunteering and helping where needed...even "partaking in random acts of kindness" along the way.
Check out their website and map here: http://www.itstimetohelp.com/
June 15, 2010
We could use a group of volunteers for one of our super fun build days: Thursday, June 17th from 12pm to 5pm...we'll be building huge puppets here at the TAP office for our Pageant in the Park parade on June 19th. This event will take place at the Downtown Farmers' Market 11am to 12pm (we are set on volunteers for the day of the event).
We are also painting a mural on Saturday and Sunday June 26th and 27th at the TAP office and would love as many people as possible to come: arrival time between 9am to 2pm.Confirm with firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Fullen at email@example.com
June 10, 2010
After School Volunteer of the Year Miriam Jurgensen started volunteering at TAP in January with TAP Teaching Associate Freddy Carnes. A recent graduate of St. Edward’s University with a degree in theatre and a concentration in costumes, Miriam was an ideal fit for Freddy’s class on Greek mythology. As Freddy chatted it became apparent that Miriam was an Austin native who had attended Zach Scott summer camps as a child. Freddy politely inquired if she had been there in the late 90s during his stint as a teacher at Zach Scott. She replied, “I know. You were my teacher. I still remember doing a five minute version of Hamlet. I played Polonius and I still remember some of the Shakespearean speeches.” As Freddy recounts it, “After she picked me up off the floor, I tried to remember the nine year old who had taken my class. Coming full circle, I turned to the new class at Langford Elementary and introduced Miriam.”
Miriam is one of many volunteers at TAP that helps keep us afloat. Interested in volunteering this summer? It’s not too late! Contact Megan Fullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 09, 2010
Katie Van Winkle, Volunteer of the Year
Katie started volunteering with TAP fall 2009 as an After School Volunteer at Barrington Elementary with Teaching Artist Aron Taylor. Katie has also been a huge help at multiple events and making supplies for our programming.
In spring 2010, Katie became a Teaching Artist herself and still volunteered at
"Who do I tell, besides everyone, that Katie is the most amazing Teaching assistant ever. She takes charge where she is needed and is always way helpful and the kids love her. She deserves to have a gold statue made of her." -Aron Taylor, TAP Teaching Artist
Natasha Freeman, Outstanding After School Programming Volunteer
Natasha started volunteering with TAP in fall 2009 as an After School volunteer at Brown Elementary with Teaching Artist Natalie Goodnow and continued volunteering spring 2010 with Teaching Artist Deanna Deolloz. I love the passion she has for volunteering and working with youth through the creative arts. Thank you, Natasha!
"Natasha was a very proactive and attentive volunteer. She cared about really getting to know the kids and doing a good job. She had never taught before volunteering with us, but she learned so much about classroom management so quickly. She would make a great teacher one day if she wanted to do that in the future.
-Natalie Goodnow, TAP Teaching Artist
Miriam Jurgensen, Outstanding After School Programming Volunteer
Miriam started volunteering with TAP spring 2010 as an After School Volunteer at Langford Elementary with Teaching Artist Freddy Carnes. Miriam shared her costume expertise and expertise on Greek mythology with the class, even bringing in her personal collection of books and costumes to aid them in the process of creating "The Golden Apple" play. Thank you, Miriam!
"Miriam is the one of the best volunteers that I have worked with here at TAP. She came last Saturday to the AISD Showcase at
-Freddy Carnes, TAP Teaching Artist
June 03, 2010
The Hideout's 41-Hour Improv Marathon will raise money for The Hideout Theatre, plus 10% of ticket sales will go to Theatre Action Project! We are honored and thankful to receive such a contribution and hope to see you there!
At 4pm on June 4th, 8 improvisers will take the stage at The Hideout Theatre. They will perform...and perform...and continue to perform for 41 hours straight, finally leaving the stage at 9am on June 6th. Impossible you say? Come see The Hideout push the limits of human endurance and improvised theatre! Tickets and information at HideoutTheatre.com