Erica Branch Ridley was our beloved friend and President of the Vanguard Board of Directors. She was the first one to help students who were not able to complete payment for our programs, even with financial assistance from Vanguard.


We have created a scholarship fund in her name to continue her legacy of generosity.

Please consider donating to make sure that every child who wants to participate in the arts is able to, regardless of means.


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PO Box 409

180 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042

(862) 205 - 3525

Founded in 2015 by veteran actors and educators Janeece Freeman Clark and Daryl Stewart, Vanguard Theater Company is a unique 501(c)(3) committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM:  Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship.