Programs for Schools

New Village Arts has three different In-School Programs for local high schools:

  • Shakespeare: NVA offers a variety of programs focused on Shakespeare, from one-day workshops to full productions;
  • Verbitas: This exciting new program by Blake McCarty has been designed to showcase the diversity of student experience in North County San Diego high schools. The project borrows community-organizing and engagement methods, including open forum discussion and intergenerational/intercultural conversations, to enhance student agency and representation through the medium of documentary theatre. The end result is an arena for authentic youth voices that reflect their communities and the issues that are relevant to them.
  • Production Guidance: NVA will bring professional teaching artists into the schools to help the school with a full theatrical presentation, giving students the opportunity to have a professional experience while still in high school.



Juvenile detention students feedback:

“This class helped us express ourselves in words and writing rather than just anger like we usually do.”

“This was a great class because we all got to share our life stories, and learn other people have been through the same things or know how we feel.”

“Other people should get to do this class because it changes you inside."


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