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You will still have time to gather your troupe and recruit TAs after Training One, but once your Creative Team is gathered, Training One is scheduled, and your agreement is received, there's no reason to keep quiet about your upcoming program!
Think about reaching out to the following organizations in your community to gather your troupe members:
TAs, or “theater assistants,” are peer-volunteers in your troupe who do not have a developmental disability. They participate in classes and rehearse alongside your troupe members who have disabilities. TAs are present to assist instructors and offer individualized, focused help to the troupe members. The friendships that form between TAs and troupe members are hugely influential in the relational and social development of both parties.
When recruiting TAs for your program, remind them that all their time spent in the troupe can be counted as community service hours. Consider the following places when recruiting TAs:
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If questions arise as to what your program will entail, you can always direct TAs, parents, or potential troupe members to grab some popcorn and enjoy the documentary here. It provides the perfect explanation for what to expect. In addition, it helps your volunteers and families to understand the importance and purpose behind your program.
If you need additional tools or assistance in recruiting your troupe members and/or TAs, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team so we can assist you. Don’t forget — we exist to help you every step of the way!