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Testimonials from Teachers, Administrators, and Students

"My experience with Highwood was absolutely amazing. I laughed so much and made great new friends." - H@S Student

"I used to be really shy and have anxiety, but doing theatre has made me talk more. I really love it, and I do it all the time and I don't plan on ever stopping." - H@S Student

“I was so grateful that our kids on stage and off made perfect role models for my son, who loves to sing and dance, but often thinks he shouldn’t because his friends say it’s for girls.  Kudos to you and all involved in this wonderful experience.” - H@S Parent

"Everyone should give theatre a try. Not everyone's going to get hooked on it, but for me, it changed my life. Everyone should try it at some point, because it could change your life, too. Who knows?" - H@S Student

“Highwood provided a fantastic experience for our students.”
- Teacher from H@S Partner School

“I was blown away by FAME … the energy of the kids, the gorgeous set, the lights, the sheer joy of the entire team.  So proud and grateful to be part of the Loiederman community.” - H@S Parent

“I really enjoyed having the Highwood Theatre come out to our school. They were very enthusiastic...and able to quickly grab the attention of our students, which is no easy task. They worked with three separate groups for our school: one middle school group and two high school groups. Each teacher had their own way of conducting their group that seemed to just work. Our students were able to laugh, dance, and perform multiple different scenarios. We greatly look forward to our next visit.” - Administrator from H@S Partner School

“The Highwood Teaching Artists are able to engage even the most difficult students with a fun, supportive environment.” - Teacher from H@S Partner School

"Our Highwood teacher is always really happy, really outgoing and so supportive! I've had a blast!" - H@S Student

“When Highwood Theatre reached out to us last summer, I had no idea how essential our partnership would be this year.  Working with Highwood Theatre has been an incredible experience for both me and my students.  The staff at Highwood are professional, reliable, and most importantly driven to help Loiederman enrich the arts program for our students.  Often teaching theatre can be an isolating endeavor.  I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to have such a creative group of artists at my disposal.  Whether it is for my classroom or afterschool program, Highwood is there to offer me help and support.  I call them my guardian angels.” - Teacher from H@S Partner School

"I saw students who've never participated in class, up onstage doing improv." - Teacher from H@S Partner School

“The best production I’ve seen at Loiederman to-date - from the sets and lights to the amazing talent onstage. Congratulations to the incredible team involved.” - H@S Parent

"It's a lot of fun, there's always something to do. You're never just sitting around." - H@S Student

“I just wanted to say that I was so impressed with what I saw last night!  The techies in the back gave a prepared and professional presentation to me and my son, let him handle some of the technology, touch scenery, etc., and even answered his questions about how things worked!  It made it that much more special to see all of those elements turn up in the show...For my son, it was like going to a brilliant exhibit at a children’s museum.” - H@S Parent

“It was an unbelievable pleasure partnering with The Highwood Theatre for our school’s musical this past winter.  The Director/Choreographer they selected was a perfect fit for our needs, the tech and stage equipment they provided converted our gym into a theatre, and the tech crew were top rate professionals and so easy to work with.  I would recommend Highwood to any other school looking for top notch theatre services and we are looking forward to collaborating with them again next year!” - Administrator from H@S Partner School

"I'm so glad I had the chance to learn about theatre. I'm even thinking about becoming an actor." - H@S Student

“I met with Highwood this summer and the first thing they asked me is, “What do you need?” This was the first program that I’ve spoken with that asked me that question, and I was very excited.  They’ve come out to help with our lighting and sound on our shows, as well as doing workshops with my drama performance classes.  Those workshops went very well over two and a half weeks. We also have one of their artists coming in to do Drama Club, and Drama Club went from a one session drama club to being a session that goes through the entire year, so it was fantastic to see that grow to a program that could meet even more students here at the school. So I highly suggest you connect with Highwood Theatre.” - Teacher at H@S Partner School

“I just want to give a shout out to Highwood Theatre for their education in schools program. We got a note from them which was great because we were looking to buy new sound and lighting equipment. They were just fantastic. They came out, checked out all our equipment, trained our students, and helped us purchase new equipment that was all within our budget.  They were available by phone and when things went awry, they were right there to help us.  They were just a huge help.” - Teacher at H@S Partner School

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