HOWARD ARONSON METRO SCHOLARS
21/22 Season Updates
The Howard Aronson Metro Scholars is a competitive program that gives high school juniors the opportunity to learn how a regional theater operates through workshops, performances, and assistantship opportunities. In the 2021/22 Season, twelve students attended our productions and met in a hybrid setting that included both online and in-person workshops as well as projects with our artistic, administrative, and production departments. Our students were hard at work this season with a variety of workshops that were all made possible by YOU! Here is an update as to what they got up to this season.
Learn more about the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars Program.
THE 2021/22 METRO SCHOLARS
Thanks to generous support from you and the Aronson, Tenenbaum, and Kean Families, the Howard Aronson Metro Scholars received a wide assortment of opportunities to engage with theater professionals while opening their eyes to the different opportunities that the theater can provide.
WHAT THE SCHOLARS GOT UP TO
METRO SCHOLAR FEEDBACK
With the conclusion of our 2021/22 Season, this season’s Howard Aronson Metro Scholars’ time at our theater came to a close. At the end of the program, we asked for students to provide feedback of their experiences. We are proud to see how, despite ongoing hardships from the pandemic, our students had a lot to take away from our program. See what some had to say below:
Coming into the Metro Scholars program, I strictly wanted to act in film. While I still am interested in film studies I have realized that acting may not be the only thing that I want to do. I have seen and analyzed the play from this program and found myself paying more attention to the set and directing than anything else. I now feel I want to explore directing and cinematography more.
The program really showed me that there is more to theater than the actors. As a crew person at my school I am a million things. I’m Stage Manager, pit player, costumes, props, set. Getting to see that you can focus your time and energy on one department while collaborating with other departments was great.
The Metro Scholar program has heightened my team work and creative capabilities. The other scholars are great and I’m glad to have shared time and thoughts with them
Being a Metro scholar inspired and influenced me in many ways. Without this program I would’ve never been able to see so many shows and gain so much knowledge and creativity. Our workshops have also opened me up to wanting to take up or pursue other arts professions by seeing how it’s done professionally in a school setting.”
I’ve gained more of an appreciation for all of the facets of theater! (set design, directing, casting, etc.). I’ve improved my communication skills. Ability to work with others collaborate.
This year was more than I expected. I was surprised to see how in-depth all of the workshops were. It was an amazing opportunity to experience different aspects of theater that I wasn’t familiar with before.
I loved getting to know everyone and seeing theater in a wider lens. This experience has been so enriching and I am honored and grateful to be a Metro!
The Howard Aronson Metro Scholars program is an amazing program where you can see an insider’s eye into the theater. Learning straight from professionals or just watching how the people working interact shows you the kind of community theater is on a professional scale.
The Howard Aronson Metro Scholars was more or what I expected, it felt great to be in a room full of “art kids” who all had a common outlook on their hopes in dreams. It opened up my mind and interests to be part of theater.
Being a Metro Scholar has helped me a lot. I have learned so much about the theater that I never knew before. I always only thought about being on the stage, but there are so many more aspects and incredibly important parts behind the stage. I am now able to take this useful knowledge with me wherever I go next and I am so happy I got to be a part of this.
I think being a Metro Scholar def gave me more insight as to what it takes to put on a show.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 22/23 SEASON
As a new school year approaches, we are looking for our next cohort of Howard Aronson Metro Scholars. If you know a high school junior who may be interested in majoring in theater in college, wants to learn about the inner workings of a professional, regional theater, or loves theater in general, here are some key dates to remember:
We will be offering an Information Session on Zoom where teachers, students, and parents can learn about the program from Two River staff and ask questions about the application process, workshops, or anything in general!
Deadline to submit an application to be a 2022.23 Howard Aronson Metro Scholar. Applications will not be accepted after this date. Teachers, you must submit Teacher Recommendations by this date as well.
In-Person Auditions/Presentations/Interviews will take place at our facility. Once all application materials have been received, we will e-mail you a link to schedule your audition and interview.
Applicants will be e-mailed by this date to let them know if they have been accepted to the 2022/23 Howard Aronson Metro Scholars program.