Theatre For Transformation:
Who We Are
TFT History (Brief)
In 2010 the organization incorporated and received its tax-exempt status in 2011. Since it’s beginnings, TFT has touched over 10,000 people, mostly young audiences in schools and community settings.
Currently, TFT produces one original play suitable for audiences eight and older on the main stage at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA every spring. This production is filmed, broadcast via the internet and public television stations, and available as a DVD.
In addition to our main stage spring production, we tour our plays in January–March of each year to colleges, schools, and community venues. Our school performances include a live performance followed by a one-day residency with Dr. Kemp and a study guide that includes pre and post performance activities. TFT has toured plays to close to 100 venues since our founding.
Finally, TFT produces a quarterly performance showcase for youth and young adult performers in Lancaster, PA. Entitled "The Sweeter the Berry," this showcase featured over 70 youth and young adult performers in 2012. It is coordinated by a volunteer group of youth, young adults and their supporters.
TFT's plays have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and other organizations. The company has performed its original works at Stanford University, Haverford College, Franklin & Marshall College, Neumann University, Northeastern Illinois University, and several others.