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Artists Striving to End Poverty

Artists Striving to End Poverty

ASTEP was conceived by Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Juilliard students to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they had: their art. Today, ASTEP connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty.

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More than just a play

In 2013, ASTEP spent over a year building a musical to be performed by low-income school children in central India. It had a profound affect on one young girl.