The After School Arts Program in Washington has received a $3,900 grant from the Women and Girls’ Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation.

The grant will be used for a theatre program developed specifically to serve the young women of Save Girls on F.Y.E.R. in Waterbury.

The program is free to the 17 participants.

Throughout the program the girls will learn character and conflict development, the cycles of a play, staging and performance technique.

For the culmination their original play will be performed for the larger community with a talkback where the group can interact and answer audience questions.

The one-week program, held at The Palace Theater July 9-13, was led by professional theater instructor Angie Silverstein.

Silverstein’s goal is to facilitate her students’ curiosity so that they can discover their talents that they have within themselves.

The Palace Theatre helped to make this program possible by donating its space.

For information please go to or call 860-868-0740.