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Our Education and Community Engagement Department provides quality arts education programs to a diverse population that promotes lifelong learning in order to empower people to be active agents of change in the world around them. Students can either learn through the artistic process as an actor, stage manager or designer, or they can take one of our many skills-focused classes that provide them the opportunity to sharpen their technique.
Full scholarships are available for qualifying families facing financial hardship. For more information, contact our Education Director, Ana Maria Campoy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to our on-site programming, we also offer playwriting residencies for grades 2 through 12, in which we send carefully-curated, professional teaching artists into the classroom to help students create original scripts using personal stories and/or their current curriculum. Some examples including focusing on a historical figure and bringing his or her experience to life; delving into Trickster tales across different cultures; or showcasing a variety of life experiences, as told by your students, onstage.
Our teaching artist will first come to the classroom to generate material through active, participatory writing exercises. From there, we will help your students bring their stories to the stage. Performances can range from simple classroom presentations all the way to fully-staged productions for family members and the community. Each residency is customized to the needs and expectations of our participating schools and teachers; all of our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core and 21st Century Skills, as well as culturally responsive teaching methods.
Seattle Public Theater is a member of Creative Advantage's Arts Partner Roster: a vetted list of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations approved to work in Seattle Public Schools through the Creative Advantage.
What is Creative Advantage?
The Creative Advantage is a public-private partnership to reinvest in Seattle’s students and our community’s economic and creative future. Founding partners are the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Foundation. Learn more at: http://www.creativeadvantageseattle.org/