Artists in Residency Program

Artists in Residency (AiR) Programs

In-School Residencies

Marin Theatre Company’s Artists in Residency Program uses theatre performance and techniques to engage young people across the Bay Area and inspire them to cultivate their creativity and artistic voice. We provide further access to theatre arts education and arts integration to schools and organizations through instructional support, year-long residencies, weeklong residencies, and workshops. MTC tailors each residency to the needs of the teachers and their classrooms.

The Artists in Residency Program is comprised of 3 components:

Theatre +

Arts Integration is at the heart of each workshop and residency in Theatre +. Students engage in a creative process that connects theatre with another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.

This program allows for collaboration between individual classroom teachers and MTC’s education team. California State Standards in Core subject areas and in Drama/Theatre are agreed upon and lesson plans are created through a series of conversations/meetings between the two. Students participating in Theatre+ will be exposed to classroom content in an alternative way that will enable a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject material. Prior residencies include: The Red Scarf Girl, Greek Mythology, The Outsiders, Beowulf, and more.

Script to Stage

We bring pre- and post-show workshops to schools and organizations in the community for students who will be attending productions at MTC. Teaching artists lead discussions and facilitate drama-based learning with students on themes, issues, and concepts from the production at hand. Students participating in the Script to Stage Program will emerge with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the play and theatre as an art form, and will be able to make connections from the world of the play into their own lives. *This residency is often utilized in tandem with attendance at Student Matinees.

Arts & Character Training (ACT)

Through this program, MTC works with schools and organizations to create and present workshops and short residencies that teach life skills through theatre. Character and life skills are crucial building blocks of a well-rounded education to ensure that our young people are going to thrive as adults in their chosen careers and become conscientious citizens. Prior residencies include: Public Speaking, Playwriting, Leadership, Team-Building, Anti-Bullying/Harassment, and Social Justice Issues.

To inquire for more information and pricing, please contact Ashleigh Worley, Director of Education, at ashleighw@marintheatre.org or (415) 322-6049.

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