This #GivingTuesday, Two River Theater is pleased to announce a generous challenge grant from the Aronson, Tenenbaum and Kean families to establish the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars theater education program. All donations will be matched by this challenge grant up to $10,000 making donations go twice as far.
Howard Aronson was a long-time friend and Two River Theater Board Member who passed away in January 2021. Two River is happy to commemorate his legacy by naming one of their long-time, treasured education programs in his honor. The theater’s education programs meant a great deal to Howard, especially those that provided an intimate mentoring experience with the theater for students. Howard is certainly missed and Two River is thrilled to have his legacy commemorated in this meaningful way.
ABOUT THE HOWARD ARONSON METRO SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Each year, the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars program offers a unique opportunity for approximately 10 -15 high school juniors from across New Jersey to learn about professional theater and contribute to the work at Two River. In addition to seeing every show in our season for free, Metro Scholars take workshops and master classes with professional artists, and assist staff in a variety of departments throughout the organization. This program attracts students who are deeply interested in theater and the performing arts; aspiring actors, stage managers, directors, designers, stage crew, playwrights, producers, and more all have something to learn through this program. Since 2005, a total of 189 students from all over New Jersey have completed the Metro Scholars program. Over the next three years, we plan to significantly expand the Metro Scholars program and serve more students by extending the program to include ambassadorships and volunteer opportunities for high school seniors to work with Two River in exciting ways.