In-School & After-School Learning

Philosophy

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!


Programming

Single Carrot Theatre offers a wide array of school-day and out of school (OST) programming for students of all ages and experience levels.  Centered on the guiding principles of Co-Creation and Collaboration, SCT’s learning programs empower students as both individual artists and members of a creative ensemble. 

Each SCT course invites students into playful engagement with arts education based on modern experiential learning and devised theatre concepts. Over the course of these classes, students explore and harness their own creative voices as they collaborate and co-create under the guidance of SCT’s expert teaching artists. Class series vary in length, ranging from two-week residencies to quarterly courses. In every educational context, SCT’s programs provide students with enriching and transformative experiences to last a lifetime.

 

Story Journeys: Live!

Grades Pre-K – 2

Students explore dynamic and theatrical stories from around the world in this literacy-based, arts-integrated series. Through playful inquiry, students move, sing, dance, and act as they forge personal connections to written texts and step into the role as dramatic co-creators of each story.

Living Learning

Grades 2 – 8

Through process-drama practices, students grades 2-8 explore and apply their classroom studies in ELA, science and social studies in this arts-integrated program. As students improvise, design, and devise original dramatic creations, they develop ownership over their learning in new ways while developing collaborative theatre practices, SEL skills, and their unique artistic voice.

Craft Theatre Series

Grades 3 – 12

Developing craft is the core of this skill-based theatre series. Students focus on learning a particular theatrical practice from working professional teaching artists. By the end of the 6-12 week program, students will have a new performance or design skill to add to their artistic toolbox as well as a deeper understanding of how those skills can be utilized in the professional theatre world. 

Theatre: By Us

Grades 3 – 8

Students take center stage as they collaboratively devise an original theatrical creation in this 2-4 week residency program. Utilizing improvisation, creative writing, and physical practices, students move, speak, dance, and sing a brand-new work of theatre into being. This residency concludes with a final sharing performance, as well as the presentation of a physical record to serve as a lasting reminder of the students’ artistic accomplishments.

Student Matinees

Grades 8 – 12

Students experience SCT’s innovative theatre productions firsthand and get a backstage pass to the production process at panel discussions with SCT resident directors, performers, and designers.

List of Partners
Past and current partners for education and community programs include:

Association of Independent Maryland Schools
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Art on Purpose
Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
The Baltimore Museum
Baltimore School for the Arts
Bard High School Early College
Benjamin Franklin High School
Branch Homeschool
Calvert School
Camp Imagination
Carver School for Arts and Technology
Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
City College High School
College of Notre Dame
Community College of Baltimore County
The Community School
The Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School
Enoch Pratt Free Library (Orleans Branch)
Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO)
Fort Worthington Elementary (through YMCA)
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
FutureCare Health

The Greenmount School
Goucher College
Johns Hopkins University
Johnston Square Elementary (through YMCA)
Live Baltimore
Loyola College of Arts and Sciences
Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School
Maryland Institute College of Art
My Sister’s Place
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Renaissance Academy High School
Shenandoah University
St. Paul’s School
Stevenson University
Strong City Baltimore
Teach for America
The Park School
Towson University
University of Baltimore
UMD Carey School of Law
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Notre Dame of Maryland
Village Learning Place
Walters Art Museum
Young Audiences of Maryland

Questions? Want more info? Contact Education Director Parker Matthews. You can reach Parker by phone at (443-844-9253) or email at pmatthews@singlecarrot.com.