Educational Programs and Community Partnerships
We believe access to the arts is a right, not a privilege. Single Carrot Theatre’s (SCT) work onstage and in the community grows from the conviction that participatory cultural experiences facilitate learning and that artistic expression is a form of civic engagement. SCT is committed to creating 21st century learners and fostering desire for learning through theatre.
Over 10,000 young people have participated in education programs offered by SCT, with over 3,500 reached annually. Each year, Single Carrot honors 100% of requests for need-based scholarships to our summer camps, provides teaching artists to area schools, and offers free and low-cost community programs. If you would like to help SCT continue to fund and grow these programs, please consider making a donation today!
Programs and Projects
SCT has partnered with Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, Strong City Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University since spring 2015 to provide theatre classes to all grade levels at Margaret Brent. Students of all grade levels, PreK through 8th grade, to develop creative thinking and tools for self-expression through theatre. Students learn about the fundamentals of storytelling through performance, an introduction to a wide range of performance techniques, and developing characters and presentation skills. In the 2016/17 school year, SCT expanded the program to include an afterschool drama program that culminates in a fully realized production.
In 2018, SCT launched an in-school program with Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School, where students K-5 take theatre courses twice a week during the school day. Through the semester they will work toward a fully realized production to be performed for family and friends.
SCT works with various schools and programs around Baltimore City to provide theatre programming afterschool. Students work on a range of possibilities including, adapting stories to the stage, song and movement, mask work, puppetry, and improv. These programs culminate in a final performance. Currently SCT works with Calvert school. In the past, SCT has worked with the Orleans Branch of the Enoch Pratt library, Johnston Square Elementary and Fort Worthington Elementary through the YMCA after school program.
SCT offers summer camps for elementary through high school students. In SCT’s camps for middle school and elementary school students, they are introduced or expand their skillset in various elements of theatre including performance techniques, elements of design, creative thinking, and creating their own work. Special emphasis is placed on self-discipline, peer collaboration, and exploring theatrical creation.
The High School Conservatory is a two-week acting intensive for rising 8th-12th graders. Students are tasked with forming an ensemble — defined by SCT as “facilitating a production with like-minded peers around a topic.”
Single Carrot Theatre offers weekend workshops for kids ages 5-11. Once a month, we present a unique and fun classes that cover the full range of theatrical skills and performance. This program is offered as a service to the community and has a $5 drop in admission. Visit the Weekend Workshop Page for more info on upcoming classes.
Through Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, SCT artists travel across the state to perform Rumpled!, the company’s original adaptation of Rumplestiltskin, for students in grades K-8. Rumpled uses humor, voice, movement, and love as access points for exploring darker themes of cheating, lying, and plagiarism. Students have an opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions during a post-show discussion with the actors. BOOK THIS SHOW!
SCT provides student matinees for High School students in the Baltimore area. Matinees are scheduled show-by-show and school-by-school. In the 2016/17 and 2017/18 school years, through a generous donation, SCT has been able to provide 10 student matinees to Baltimore City high school students free of charge. If you are interested in participating in our student matinee program, contact us!
In-Class Visits & Field Trips
SCT teaching artists lead workshops and discussion series at a number of nearby schools and higher education institutions. Workshops range from one session to multiple or ongoing sessions and can include various theatrical skills and techniques or using theatre as a tool to harness self-expression and developing a greater understanding of one another. Discussion subject matter is tailored to the needs of students, grade level and teachers, but has included script analysis, a play’s historical context and present-day relevance, social entrepreneurship, working in theatre, and new play development. Workshops and discussions can take place at the school or through field trips to Single Carrot.
Professional Development & Theatre-Based Training Workshops
SCT offers arts and arts integration workshops for teachers; teambuilding workshops for employees looking for better ways to work together, bond, and communicate; and development and facilitation of experiential training workshops based in theatre pedagogy. Recently, SCT worked with the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance to develop a role-playing workshop for transportation advocates. Past workshop participants have included the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, The Association of Independent Maryland Schools, FutureCare Health, Strong City Baltimore, and Teach for America.
List of Partners
Past and current partners for education and community programs include:
Questions? Want more info? Contact Artistic Director Genevieve de Mahy. You can reach Genevieve by phone at (443-844-9253) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.