“Education in the arts is more important than ever. In the global economy, creativity is essential. To succeed today and in the future, America’s children will need to be inventive, resourceful, and imaginative. The best way to foster that creativity is through arts education.”—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Foreword to Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools
We understand the unique challenges facing California schools today. Now, more than ever, we must work together to reinforce arts education as a community value and as an integral part of our cultural fabric. By providing access and opportunities for participation in the arts, Berkeley Rep uses theatre as a means to challenge, thrill and galvanize what is best in the human spirit.
We offer a wide range of new FREE * and low-cost theatre-based workshops to Bay Area schools that cover multiple California content standards through interactive learning. Whether bringing dramatic text to life or developing students’ original work, our professional teaching artists help students to expand their creative potential by challenging them to explore complex ideas and universal themes within the curriculum.
In response to increasing budget constraints on California schools, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre is offering one FREE * teaching hour to every public elementary, middle and high school in the Bay Area, funded by Target ®. Additionally, we are able to offer reduced rates for all of our programs, subsidized by our generous funders.
* Limited to one free teaching hour per public school in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Based on availability of Berkeley Rep School of Theatre staff. Limited to 30 students per classroom. Must sign and agree to Berkeley Rep School of Theatre booking agreement.
** Must be paid by personal check or credit card for use in educator’s own classroom.
*** Due to high fuel costs, schools located over 50 miles away from Berkeley Repertory Theatre may be charged an additional transportation fee.
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Our outreach programming is flexible and can be catered to your specific needs. Get the most out of our offerings for you and your students with one of the following:
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The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation / The Mosse Foundation for Education and the Arts / The Woodlawn Foundation