Aiken High School's New Tech Program was one of two high school programs in the country selected to pilot the Educational Theatre Foundation's New Pathway Initiative. The program, inspired by the vision of late producer Craig Zadan to address a gap in availability of arts education for students of color, will pair students in communities of color with industry professionals of color to perform works that encourage dialogue around racial equity.
Aiken students will perform Disney's Aladdin, Jr. with a $10,000 funding grant and donated licensing fees from Music Theatre International.
Congratulations to all students and staff at Aiken High School! We can't wait to see the performance!