RMTC’s Outreach Residencies integrate arts education into community environments for youth (ages 5-18). Highly qualified artist educators bring process-oriented drama education to youth programs at schools, churches, community organizations, etc.
Outreach Residencies provide access to the arts for youth who might otherwise not have access to theatre. These programs inspire an interest in the arts while teaching students skills—creativity, collaboration, and confidence—that will serve them throughout their lifetimes.
All educators interested in bringing RMTC to their organizations and classrooms are welcome to contact RMTC about our Outreach Residencies. We work with you to create drama classes to best serve your students.
Current and past partners include:
- Better Basics: HOPE Centers Fairfield
- UAB Alys Stephens Center ArtPlay
- Children’s Fresh Air Farms
- NorthStar Youth Ministries
Our primary curriculum for residencies is the Page to Stage curriculum. During the course of the Outreach Residency, students will learn the basics of theatrical storytelling—to facilitate literacy and inspire reading. Through Page to Stage, students develop and implement skills by:
- Analyzing a piece of age-appropriate literature
- Learning the tools needed for performance and story creation
- Dramatizing and sharing that piece of literature for a final performance
The Page to Stage curriculum is founded on four National Core Arts Theatre Standards that reach a wide age range of youth. The Page to Stage objectives derive from four different development levels. RMTC uses those overarching objectives to craft specific, developmentally-appropriate lessons.
We can create a customizable, process-based curriculum that can be adapted to suit your group’s needs.
Programming cost varies and is dependent upon the length of the course and the number of students in attendance. Please contact us to discuss details. RMTC is dedicated to serving all youth.