"What the Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Programs is doing is treating the youngest people in this rural community as emerging artists; and treating them as future activists, actors and activators, as future citizens and future leaders. It’s social. It’s economic. And I’d even say it’s spiritual."
"Theater is not just about set building and acting, it's about world-making."
- Jonathan Diamond PhD (Director, Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Programs)
"My children have found community here. Jonathan and the rest of the faculty are amazing. They’re raising leaders. And I love them all for that.”
——Natalie Picone-Louro (parent)
" The world needs more spaces like this, and honestly so do I. The community holds itself together, and loves every single person it holds."
—Zach Arfa (age 18) Student-Faculty