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As we continue to navigate this temporary intermission, we are excited to bring you another round of content from DMPA's #ProjectJoy. We hope that you find this content helpful, insightful and entertaining. Be sure to engage with us as we continue to spread the joy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #ProjectJoy in addition to this newsletter.


Taiko drumming group, YAMATO, visited the Civic Center last month as part of the Wellmark Family Series and brought their high-energy craft to life with “Passion” their newest program. Bring the vibrant work into your living room thanks to a special full-length recording of “Passion." 

倭-YAMATO Drummers | 世界を旅する和太鼓集団「情熱-Passion」

At the link below you’ll find instructions for younger learners to make a Japanese Koinobori, and the DMPA Inquiry Guide - great for all ages.


Have you ever wondered what secrets teachers use to foster comprehension, critical thinking, and creative play? Here are four original lesson plans to help apply creativity and critical thinking to any story in your library.

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Needing some new pages to turn? Check out this list of six books inspired by musicals compiled by our friends at Playbill. Don’t forget that many local libraries have online resources for digital books.


Our stages may be dark right now, but your “home” stage isn’t! Make a recording of you or your family performing a cover of one of your favorite show tunes. Share on social media using #ProjectJoy and you could be featured in a future newsletter like our friend, Sarah!

#DMPAathome: "My Favorite Things"


The content shared in this newsletter and online is just a small way we can show our gratitude during this time. We are so thankful for our loyal Donors and audiences. Your support and advocacy ensures that we will come back just as strong and continue our mission of uniting our communities through performance when the time is right. If you would like to support DMPA and help keep the magic of the performing arts vibrant, please consider making a gift.