Countless studies have shown art education improves children's development and academic success. It's not just about teaching them to sing or dance. It's about teaching them teamwork, time management, focus, discipline, confidence, and so much more.
We are dedicated to providing safe spaces for students to learn and grow through the arts:
By exploring stories, students begin to shape their views and voices in the community.
By working with their peers toward an end goal, students learn the value of cooperation.
By participating in performative experiences, students gain self-esteem and the courage of self-expression.
To provide the most comprehensive educational programming, we serve youth (ages 5-18) on a broad spectrum. That spectrum explores two facets of theatre.
First, our programs focus on process-oriented drama. Through exercises like character development, improvisation and role-playing, we actively engage our students. We create an environment where students take ownership of their learning experience, becoming leaders and gaining invaluable like skills—to listen, to enunciate, and to make eye contact. Through this process, students strengthen focus, critical thinking, and self-expression.
Second, our programs explore performance-oriented theatre. We encourage “education through experience,” where students are actively engaged in staged productions. Our students hone their performative talents while participating in culminating experiences—to create theatre for kids, by kids. Through this process, students develop in creative expression, collaborative skills, and self-confidence.
RMT’s educators are Teaching Artists—highly skilled instructors who have both practical theatre experience and teaching experience. It is RMT’s intent that young people have a safe environment in which to learn and grow; therefore, we employ professionals who meet all of RMT’s safety and learning standards.
Skill-building classes are non-auditioned, weekly programs, held 4-6 weeks during after-school hours. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate, and created for students who have an interest in drama.
Camps are full- and half-day intensive programs held during spring, summer, and winter breaks.
Young Artist Productions
Performance opportunities are available throughout the year for young artists interested in being on stage.
The Youth Ensembles are a yearlong opportunity for talented young artists to hone their craft with extensive training and performance experiences.
Outreach residencies integrate arts education into community environments for youth development.