Get Thee to the Funnery at Barre Highgate
In 2012, Peter Gould and Doug Hemmings ( Community & Social Services Coordinator at Highgate Apartments in Barre, VT) conspired to bring the Funnery into Highgate, one of central Vermont's federally-subsidized housing communities. Since then the program has expanded to include circus arts, dance, drumming, storytelling, writing, and of course, still SHAKESPEARE.
Our Highgate resident actors look forward to our programming every summer. Their enthusiasm and personal growth tell us: this is a model that's ready to move into similar apartment communities throughout Vermont, and, right up the steps, through the door, and INTO the Department of Education!