Austin's ADDERLEY SCHOOL for the Performing Arts announces new nonprofit and community kickoff event

Event at AFS Cinema

Time Price
Sat, 3pm - 11:59pm
$10.00 - $35.00

Austin's ADDERLEY SCHOOL for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce its new status as a Texas nonprofit, and soon to be 501(c)(3), THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL. The nonprofit will provide partial and full scholarships to underserved students from low income Austin communities and underwrite operational costs. As a nonprofit, Adderley will "level the playing field," giving all Austin children the opportunity to grow and flourish in its transformative theatre school program, regardless of their ability to pay tuition. THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL has been operating for the past 25 years on the West Coast and moved to Austin in 2015. In two short years the program has exploded, teaching over 200 kids annually in six locations. For more information, please see
In collaboration with The Austin Film Society and other local community sponsors, THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL will host "An Afternoon with Jack Dylan Grazer" event to educate and inspire Austin youth. The event will take place at the AFS Cinema, 6406 N. IH-35, Suite 3100 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 3rd. For ticket information, please see….
Jack Dylan Grazer, an ADDERLEY SCHOOL alum, is a breakout teen star of the hit Stephen King remake, 'IT,' the highest grossing horror film in history. Most recently Jack will star in DC Comic's superhero film 'Shazam!' Later that evening, Adderley will host "An Evening with Jack Dylan Grazer," an intimate gathering for interested supporters. This event will showcase Adderley's Advanced Conservatory, highlighting the significant ways in which it impacts the lives of students and the community as a whole. Both events will incorporate opportunities to meet Jack and a silent auction fundraiser to support Adderley's nonprofit children's theatre school.

Janet Adderley, created THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL in 1993 in an attempt to teach her shy, young daughter how to be heard. "If I were a color, I'd be fire engine red," said Adderley, "If my daughter were a color, she'd be lavender. I created THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL to help my lavender girl find her red voice." "The training students receive at Adderley fortifies them for life - building confidence, strengthening problem solving skills, instilling the importance of teamwork, accountability to something greater than one's self, and respect for others, not to mention an amazing experience in theatre," said Janet. "The Adderley School promotes literacy and the power of the written word."

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