Youth on Stage with Cap One

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Capital One Grant to Put Richmond Youth on Center Stage

Richmond, Va. (July 1, 2017)—Cadence Theatre Company is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from Capital One. Cadence Theatre Company will use the funds for Stage Write, a student leadership and workforce development program.

Launched in 2014, Stage Write uses performance arts training to help Richmond area High School students develop and strengthen skills—from critical thinking to teamwork—necessary in today’s workforce. Students work with professional teaching artists to apply these skills in original curriculum, including creative writing, college essays, mock interviews, and oral presentation.

“Our goal is to give the students the confidence and life skills they need to be of greatest value to their community at-large,” said Stage Write Program Director Laine Satterfield. “Capital One volunteers have been instrumental in our continued growth and success, and we eagerly anticipate developing next year’s program.”

C1 IFG V ColorThrough its Future Edge initiative, Capital One is investing $150 million over five years in community grants and support efforts to help more Americans get the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. For more information, visit

“At Capital One, we believe that that a quality education is the most important determinant of future success for children and youth. We are proud to work alongside organizations like Cadence Theatre that provide countless opportunities for students to build workplace skills and confidence, develop relationships with peers and mentors, and ultimately succeed in high school and future careers,” said Roger Ferguson, Managing Vice President of Advertising and Creative.

(Photo by Jason Collins Photography)


About Cadence Theatre Company

The mission of Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) is to inspire and transform our community by presenting contemporary theatrical works that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity. Through a commitment to artistic excellence, Cadence fearlessly tells the stories of our lives as we live them now. In pursuing its mission with a commitment to artistic excellence, CTC in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre (Virginia Rep), presents a three-show season that celebrates the world’s most renowned playwrights, composers, and lyricists. CTC is further dedicated to accomplishing its mission by offering a variety of original educational programs and activities that foster inclusion, empathy, and critical dialog across age, gender, and cultural ancestry.


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