A four-and-a-half star article.
Home-school students acting up with theater group, 7 November 2007, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota
A group of home-school students performed “The Diary of Anne Frank” there under the direction of their “tutor,” a well-known youth theater director from Roseville who used to teach her own kids at home. These days, Carla Barwineck runs CB Productions, one of only a few theater companies in the metro area that serve the home-school crowd.
“I chose that because I felt it was a market that hasn’t been touched,” said Barwineck, who founded the SteppingStone Theatre Company in St. Paul and ran it for a decade. “It’s very unique because the parents are extremely involved with their children. The support there is very high.”
The half-star deduction is for:
The theater stage at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus doesn’t look much like a home-school classroom, but for a few days last week that’s exactly what it was.
The theater stage looks exactly like a “homeschool classroom” because not only is the world a stage, the world is a “classroom” (if places of learning have to have that designation).
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