Education Report from our 2011–2012 Season
The Theatre School3 semesters of classes for students from ages 3-adult & Camp Walnut resulting in 3387 Teaching artist contact hours:
- 1,036 adults and children
- 109 campers and 788 in the camp audience
OutreachFour-person touring productions (2 companies) and workshops for schools resulting in 1396 Teaching artist contact hours, 347 performances and 2 workshops
- 82,577 children
- 2,086 teachers
Adopt-a-SchoolAn extensive three-year partnership with an area public school resulting in 494 Teaching Artist contact hours
- 205 students receiving in-class instruction each week with 55 attending after school
- 14 teachers/administrators @ host school
- 375 audience/parents
T.E.A.M. WalnutArtist residencies with area schools and community groups including an ongoing partnership with the HMS School for Cerebral Palsy resulting in 575 Teaching Artist Contact Hours
- 4,059 students
- 335 teachers
- 615 audiences
ApprenticesOn the job training for the early career professional
- 28 recent college graduates
WST for Kids SeriesFive terrific one-hour musicals for families, two are self-produced
- 2,550 Saturday series Subscribers
- 11,947 Added School performances and single tickets
- 10,721 A Christmas Carol
Walnut C.A.R.E.S.Local students join us for internships, job shadow days and performances. We attend career days and help numerous schools and community groups.
- 35 interns, job shadows
- 548 dress rehearsal
- 1,939 free and low-price tickets
- 250 ASL, Audio Description and Closed Captioning users
Seeing the Stage Through Their EyesLocal high students coming to mainstage productions
- 70 Students and parents
- 450 Students saw Freedom Riders performed at Indiana University Northwest on January 12th 2012.
- 4,162 Children saw The Boy Who Cried Bully performed by The South Carolina Children's Theatre
- 13,000 people saw The Boy Who Cried Bully at the Gallo Arts Center in Modesto, California
- 25,000 have seen Berenstain Bears in New York this past season
OUR BOTTOM LINE: 162,954 IMPACTED BY OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS!...Resulting in 5,808 Teaching Artist Contact Hours!
What teachers and students are saying...
"I love your class—it makes me enjoy
auditioning like I enjoy performing!"
"It was great to work on some new
material in a non-threatening situation—exactly what I wanted to get
out of this class… I have several new songs now to replace some
duds in my book—thanks for the push."
"A mom came up to me after the
showcase to tell me it made her cry, and she explained. It had
nothing to do with Michael performing she said. What made her
cry was when he raised his hand during the showcase to answer one of
my questions. Apparently, her son has Asperger's and has
never volunteered to respond to a question ever before. It's
just one of the things he doesn't do, so she was incredibly moved
when he raised his hand for me."
— Theatre School Teacher
"Camp Walnut made me feel confident, feel awesome and feel proud to be on stage."
— Camp Student
"Camp Walnut is the best theatre camp I've been to. It's uplifting and a blast!"
— Camp Student
"I learned so much during camp. I
learned how to make friends, to always give 100%, and that I can
really do anything if I try…I feel so much stronger because of this
— Camp Student
"Your program is outstanding! My daughter had the time of her life!"
— Camp Parent
TEAM (Teacher Education/Artist Match) Raves
"It was the best time of my life. It
was the best experience of my life when we got to step on the stage."
— Student from St. Joseph's Prep
"Thank you for your dedication and
hard work. My students are richer for the experience. This is an
opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. Thank you, Thank you!"
— Mrs. West, 3rd Grade Teacher, Basche-Martin School
"I am amazed that you offer such
programs…I wish every child could attend such a workshop. It helps
a child on so many levels!"
— Lori Trojack, Girl Scout Troop Leader
"The kids and staff alike loved every
part of it. We had a great time and found the program to be
educational, interactive and fun!"
— Jami Smith, Recreational Therapist, CFG Residentials, LLC.
Reviews from our Touring Outreach shows
"BRAVO! Today's program was
outstanding. Thank you again for once again providing a quality
performance. We look forward to your visit each year and are never
disappointed. Your outreach program lays the foundation for the
performing arts at an early age."
— Theresa Mellar, Director, Ambler Weekday Nursery School
"Thanks for supporting our efforts to
end Bullying within our school. Your skillful and artistic
expression captured the hearts and minds of our students."
— India Finn, Dean of Students, Hardy Williams Academy Mastery Charter School
"My children have the disability of
autism…Thank you so much for helping them learn that people can and
will stand up for themselves."
— Special Education Teacher, Webster Elementary.
"The performance "Only 13"
was extremely powerful, thought-provoking and relevant."
— Jeanne Leise, Counselor, Merchantville, NJ