Through the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, the RSC has been able to start after-school programs at Muessel Primary Center, the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, the Boys and Girls Club, Jefferson Intermediate Center, as well join existing programs at Dickinson Fine Arts Academy, and Perley Fine Arts Academy.
Boys and Girls Club
Work at the Boys and Girls’ Club will not begin again until the spring, but last year the group worked on improvisation!
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
The RSC currently teaches a Shakespeare class through an existing After School Arts program. The group is currently working towards the performance of the three witches scenes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This class uses physical approaches to grasp Shakespeare’s language and characterization.
Jefferson Intermediate Center
Jefferson’s After School Drama Club has not yet begun this year, but RSC greatly looks forward to it!
Muessel Primary Center
Muessel Primary Center’s Drama Club meets Wednesday afternoons and has a lot of fun working on basic theatre skills such as character, voice, and text analysis. This fall, the drama club has been delving into Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as learning many theatre games!
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Drama at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture serves as enrichment for the literacy-based tutoring program Wednesday afternoons. This semester we have been teaching a multitude of new, high-energy theatre games, as well as using active storybook lessons to help teach characterization and physicality.
Perley Fine Arts Academy
Perley’s After School Arts program hosts many teachers for a wide variety of arts-based courses. This year the RSC has taught various topics, from Shakespeare to Drama to Storytelling.