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Learn Our History

Get to know how Children For The Arts first started

Meet Our Staff

Meet the people who make it all happen.

View Previous Seasons

Look through a gallery of our previous seasons that runs all the way through 2012.


Our History

In 2005, Children For The Arts put on their first performance of It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at Gulfview Middle School. Previously, Children For The Arts had a 100 seat black box theater located in downtown Naples from 1988-2003. In 2005, Tish Poorman, founder of CFTA found there was a need for after-school theatre programs in Collier County schools and since that time CFTA has held programs at Gulfview Middle School, The Community School of Naples, Pelican Marsh Elementary School and Pine Ridge Middle School. 

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