This week, we're talking with Kelleen Nitsch, founder of Nitsch Theatre Arts. The program aims to make theatre experiences available to kids ranging in age from 5 to 18. Since its start in 2015, NTA has grown from 6 participants, to over 200.
Nitsch talks about the model that has enabled her to expand so quickly: NTA produces multiple productions of the same show, with a different cast in each of the communities they serve. Those productions share a set, costumes, and choreography -- and by sharing those resources, each company needs less rehearsal time.