JOIN ARTS ANGELS
$25 suggested donation
Did you know that Arts Angels pledges over $20,000 per year in funds to enhance the arts in our schools? Our volunteers logged nearly 1,600 hours last year in fun activities in support of the arts. We have a great time for a worthy cause - why not join us?
Board of Directors
Gina Martone Brown
Nathalie Woods & Michele Manfredi
box office director
director at large
Independent Entity Formed to Run
Arts Booster Activities
North Shore Arts Angels Inc. was incorporated last summer as an independent educational foundation with the mission of enhancing arts education opportunities for North Shore students and deepening community connections through the arts. A 501c3 non-profit corporation, the company will work cooperatively with North Shore schools and all parent organizations to create and coordinate new activities that enhance arts experiences for students in all grades. The first program in the works is the Summer Theater Workshop.
As the 2014/15 school year winds down, North Shore Arts Angels, Inc. will take on the responsibilities of the Arts Angels booster club, and will replace the club starting in the 2015/16 school year. The change enables the organization to directly sponsor educational programs and activties to benefit students and the extended North Shore community. Arts Angels is the last of the district's large parent organizations to become an independent entity and the change will have a minimal impact on the experience of the organization's members.
To enhance stability, the new entity will be run by a seven-member board of directors - six community representatives serving staggered three-year terms and the sitting director of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The current board, appointed by the company founders, is:
Vivian Parisi, chair
Julia Brennan, president
Rick Bloom, vice president
Michele Manfredi, treasurer
Alexandra Zarb, secretary
Nina Livingston, director at large
Terry Donovan, NS Director of Fine & Performing Arts
Any resident wishing to be considered for a position on the board, should contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The membership donation will remain at $25 per family and the organization will continue the booster club's pledge to raise $20,000 per year to support funding requests from faculty of the Fine & Performing Arts Department to cover equipment, supplies and services not included in the district budget.
Boost the Bass
Large Instrument Purchase Campaign
Colored pencil artwork by Nicole Hasbrouck
Class of 2015
Students in North Shore’s instrumental music programs are transformed by their experiences learning, practicing, rehearsing and performing year after year. The results of their hard work are clear to parents, friends and community residents who enjoy concerts, sporting events, parades and other celebrations featuring our award-winning Viking ensembles.
That's why Arts Angels is launching “Boost the Bass,” a large instrument purchase campaign. Our goal is to raise funds to buy 70 instruments over the next five years to be donated to the district. Rental fees paid by families will cover repairs and other maintenance costs.
Please support this initiative with a one-time gift or recurring pledge at any level. Your tax-deductible donation will benefit all student musicians and ensure that our Viking ensembles sound their best for years to come!
"The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Summer Theater Workshop
June 29 to August 9
North Shore HS
Apply today here
Tuition Assistance is Available!
The Summer Theater Workshop is a production-based instructional theater program being revived by North Shore Arts Angels. Visionary NYC director Terry Berliner, whose extensive credits include work on the Broadway productions of The Lion King, The Sound of Music, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and The Red Shoes, will serve as Artistic Director. The workshop takes place at North Shore HS from 2 pm to 6 pm Mondays to Thursdays June 29 to August 6 plus evening hours for technical rehearsals. Options for four-week or five-week sessions are available. Students now in grades 6-12 can apply at www.summertheaterworkshop.org
Two productions are anticipated - the first, a student-directed festival of new works by some of the most exciting writers and composers working today. The the second, a full-scale musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" directed by Ms. Berliner. Students can work on and/or off stage. Performances are Fridays, July 31 & August 7 at 7:30 pm and Saturdays, August 1 & 8 at 2 and 7:30 pm. Our staff will include award-winning theater design professionals; theater, dance & music educators, master teachers and NS alumni interns. All sessions will take place in the air-conditioned performing arts facilities at North Shore HS.
Meet the Artistic Director
Terry Berliner is an artistic director, director/choreographer, and writer. Her critically acclaimed, sold out production of Kirsten Guenther and Tony Asaro’s new musical, The Cable Car Nymphomaniac, will be transferred for an extended run at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco, California, starting in May of 2015. Ms. Berliner has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and has directed at regional theaters and universities across the country. She has written for American Theatre magazine, among others. She is currently developing new work with Kleban prize and Jonathan Larson award-winning writer Michelle Marie Elliott, Lynnette Barkley and Jazz songwriter Tony DeSare, and the award-winning composer Bobby Cronin with whom she wrote, Alone in the U.S. (2014 Outstanding Program of the Year Award at Marymount Manhattan College and making it’s U.K. debut this spring). An artistic director for LeAp Onstage (a playwriting program for public middle and high school students in NYC), and a member of the CAP21 Resource Board of Directors, she has served as a member of Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel nominating committee. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.
The program is sponsored by North Shore Arts Angels, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit foundation created by members of the Arts Angels booster club to enhance arts education opportunities for North Shore students and deepen community connections through the arts. Tax-deductible donations to help us fund this program can be made at www.summertheaterworkshop.org or by check to North Shore Arts Angels, PO Box 41, Sea Cliff NY 11579. For more information about the program, email
northshoreSTW@gmail.com or call 516 945-9910
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