Kerry A. Onxley, Artistic Director of The Children’s Theatre Company & Director of Theatre at Westlake High School, attended the 2017 Leadership Summit and Theatre Advocacy. Both events were presented by The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and held in Washington D.C. July 17 – 21, 2017.
Theatre Advocacy Day is a national advocacy and grassroots campaign organized by EdTA representing thousands of arts, cultural, business, civic, schools, teachers and educational groups and individuals nationwide.
Onxley represented Louisiana visiting offices of the Louisiana Congress delegation.
The main focus was to increase funding to arts in the classroom and encourage Congress to continue its support of arts in education, as well as, the National Endowment of the Arts.