Barbara Zinn Krieger Interviewed in TIME Magazine

Jun 23, 2016 | Press

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

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