Our Founder and Artistic Director, Barbara Zinn Krieger spoke with TIME Magazine about how to get your kids interested in theater – and why!
“Everyone gains from seeing a play,” says Barbara Zinn Krieger, founder of New York City Children’s Theater.
“In a world where parents and experts are increasingly concerned about an “empathy gap” among young people, theater “encourages empathy,” Krieger points out, by drawing audiences into the experiences of others. In a world crowded with special effects, theater “stimulates creative imagination,” Krieger says, by relying on the audience to imagine a new world based on simple scenes and props.
— Carey Wallace, TIME