Sovereign Bank Foundation helps Palace program ‘Take Wing’

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WATERBURY – The Palace Theater announced that the Sovereign Bank Foundation has awarded the not-for-profit organization a $3,000 grant to provide 45 students from the Greater Waterbury area with the educational opportunity to participate in “Learning in the Wings,” a theater-related trade and customer service internship program at the Palace.

“Learning in the Wings” is a hands-on initiative, in which students ages 15 years and older participate in a unique full week job shadowing experience alongside some of the most experienced backstage technicians. The program also provides students interested in aspects of customer service, patron management and theater operations with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive, full season internship alongside the Palace’s Front of House Management Staff.

The program is primarily offered to students attending the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, but is also available to public high school students who apply and interview for a position.

Students interested in participating in this program should contact Educational Programs Manager Dawn Alger at (203) 346-2016. Students must submit a formal request proposal and a teacher recommendation to be considered.