Help New Deal for the summer of 2018 as we provide a three (3) week program unlike any other in our area! Youth (ages 5-18) will work together and collaborate as New Deal seeks to transform the grounds of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site with art. Two weeks will be spent in our studio learning history of theater, introducing youth to William Shakespeare and some of his works, in addition to designing and rehearsing a production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The final week will be held on the grounds of Vanderbilt Mansion and includes a tour of the mansion, ranger talks, nature hikes to inspire set design, and finding art in the park. A culminating exposition will be held on the lawn of Vanderbilt, exhibiting both visual and performing arts. The lawn leading up to the performance will be lined on both sides with the visual artwork the students have made over the three weeks. A production with sets/scenery, costumes, make up designed by students will be held and the children will perform in A Midsummer Night's Dream. This innovative program will provide an unforgettable experience for both the youth involved and our community.