Welcome to redED!
Redhouse Educational Programming has grown to include coursework in instrument performance, art, dance, in addition to our regular drama and vocal performance programming! Also with the new year comes dozens of opportunities for schools and educators.
Click around and explore our new website, and be sure to check back frequently for information on Spring Semester, Summer Camp registration, and our Touring shows!
- Marguerite Mitchell, Redhouse Education Director
SUMMER: Little Actors Camp
Redhouse Little Actors Camp is a 2-week camp where students 6 – 10 years old participate in activities that not only stimulate and encourage their imagination, but also get them comfortable on stage. Using creative movement, storytelling, yoga, and music, students will learn to physically and imaginatively express themselves in an enriching environment. The two-week session culminates with a showcase of their work as part of the summer showcases.
Dates: August 18 - 29
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $250/$200 members
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Little Rockers/Little Actors Package:
SUMMER: Little Artists
Redhouse Little Artists Camp
Redhouse Little Artists Camp is a 2-week camp where students 6 – 10 years old receive high-quality, guided instruction in the use of art materials and techniques. Little Artists is a nurturing environment that encourages each child’s individual style of creative expression. The two-week session culminates with an artist reception in The Redhouse Cafe.
Dates: August 18 - 29
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $250/$200 members
Sign up for Little Artists and Little Rockers and Save!
Little Rockers/Little Artists Package:
SUMMER: Redhouse Rock Camp: Level 1
Redhouse Rock Camp’s Level 1 camp is for the beginning musician. This intensive music camp will give students ages 10 – 13 the opportunity to learn musical instruments under the training of some of the most sought after instructors in the CNY area. Students attend classes throughout the day and participate in exploratory activities in order to learn the basic fundamentals in several instruments, while being given the opportunity to collaborate with peers, write original music, develop a band, logo, poster design, and prepare a final performance alongside their teachers to showcase what they have learned during their time at camp.
Dates: August 4th - 8th, 2014
Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Rockfest Concert to wrap up the week!
In partnership with Syracuse Parks & Recreation, please click here for more information on how to register: http://www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/summerCamps.html
SUMMER: Redhouse Rock Camp: Level 2
Redhouse Rock Camp’s Level 2 camp is a 3-week intensive music camp where students 12 – 18 years old are given the opportunity to excel in their instrument(s) under intensive training. They will be challenged to collaborate with peers, write original music, develop a band name, logo, poster design, and a small repertoire in preparation for a final performance on Redhouse’s main stage!
Also a part of the program is Recording 101 with SubCat Studios! Students will get an inside look into the recording, editing, and mixing process, led by SubCatEdu. Engineers, Patrick Macdougall and Jeremy Johnson.
SOLD OUT! Email email@example.com to be put on the wait list in case a spot becomes available!
Dates: July 28 – August 15
Times: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Rockfest Concert: August 15 at 7:00pm on the Redhouse Stage
Cost: $600/$500 members
SUMMER: Advanced Rock Camp: Level 3
Already been to Rock Camp? Sign up for Redhouse Advanced Rock Camp!
This camp offers students everything they loved about Rock Camp’s Level 2 camp, but with more studio time, more band rehearsals, and a music video component! Take what you learned in years past to the next level. By their second day of camp, students will already be put in their bands, and attend adjudicated band/recording sessions to get ready for their concert and music video shoot! redED. film students will help direct the bands through the process of making a music video for their top song!
*Redhouse Advanced Rock Camp students need to have either previously attended Rock Camp (Level 2), or need to schedule an audition/interview. To schedule an audition/interview, please contact the Education Director, Marguerite Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-362-2788.
Dates: August 4 - 29
Times: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Rockfest Concert: August 29, 2014 at 6:00pm on the Redhouse main stage!
Cost: $700/$600 members
SUMMER: Theatrical Institute: Level One
Redhouse Theatrical Institute is a month-long intensive drama and music camp where students are completely immersed in the exciting work of theatre and the building blocks of performance. Throughout the process, students will not only spend time in class focusing on the fundamentals of performance, but will tour all over the Adirondacks with professional actors, performing the full-length theatrical production of Tarzan! Students will then return to Syracuse to give encore performances for local audiences on The Redhouses main stage.
June 30 – July 25
Adirondack Tour: July 17 - 24
Cost: $1000/$900 members
Call 315-362-2788 to be put on next year's wait list!
SUMMER: Advanced Theatrical Institute: Level Two
Redhouse Theatrical Institute’s Level 2 camp is a month-long intensive drama and music camp where students experience . Students will be cast alongside professionals in order to put on a production of Godspell that is part of Redhouse’s regular summer season tour!
July 14 – August 15
Cost: $800/$700 members
Call 315-362-2788 to sign up for your slot today before they're gone!
Our redED Team & Opportunities:
Meet Our New Teaching Fellows!
Her Redhouse Story: Kelsey joins the Redhouse this year after two seasons teaching and performing for the Omaha Theatre Company.
Surprise Me: Kelsey has travelled to many vacation hotspots like the “real Mayberry” and the World’s Largest Milk Carton!
His Redhouse Story: Michael joined redED as the bass guitar instructor of Rock Camp in the summer of 2013. Michael recently graduated from SUNY Oswego in December 2013 with a degree in Childhood Education and has been working with children in a school/camp setting for 8 years. In addition to his education career, Michael has been a working bass player in Syracuse for 15 years.
Surprise Me: When Michael was working as a teaching assistant in kindergarten, he wrote and produced a children’s album that featured the class singing on several tracks. Copies were made and given to the kids as a kindergarten graduation present.
Contact Him: email@example.com
His Redhouse Story: Greg is currently adapting his Cornell thesis into a more popular text celebrating teachers. He is a veteran teacher, artist, director, and arts administrator, having worked in grades K-12 in urban, rural, and suburban school.
Surprise Me: Greg has taught playwriting and produced sections of student-written plays. He has copies of all of them, over 200! Many of his students are writing professionally. One of his former students is a writer is Los Angeles and regularly sends him swag!
Contact Him: firstname.lastname@example.org
His Redhouse Story: Chad joined the Redhouse in 2014 as a teaching fellow after running a theatre program in Minnesota for the past two years. Chad is also the newly appointed T.D. of the Lab Theatre.
Surprise Me: Chad is a playwright who has had his most recent musical, “Magic Rocks!”, professionally produced the past two summers. In his spare time you’ll find him rooting on the Chicago Cubs.
Contact Him: email@example.com
Her Redhouse Story: Becky has taught Syracuse Children’s Theatre for 4 ½ years and has danced at Camillus Dance Center.
Surprise Me: Rebecca favorite musical is “Damn Yankees”.
Contact Her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Redhouse Story: Katishma joined Redhouse as a teaching artist and has taught Ballroom Dance in the Syracuse City School District after-school programs for over 4 years. She graduated from OCC with a degree in Electronic Media/Applied Science. Katishma also holds an Assistantship Position in the Casting Department.
Surprise Me: Katishma has toured with the Adanfo West African Dance Ensemble
Contact Her: email@example.com
His Redhouse Story: Steven joined redED as a teaching fellow in the summer of 2014. Prior to moving to Syracuse, he has been a classroom teacher, teaching artist, professor, director, and designer in DC, Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Florida. Steven has been involved with over 60 shows in the last 15 years as a theatre maker. He looks forward to changing education through the arts (and better lighting).
Surprise Me: Steven loves to cook and has worked as a professional personal chef. He also has a degree in chemistry.
Contact Him: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Redhouse Story: Elise just graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences with an emphasis in Puppetry and Design. She has designed sound for several years and worked with kids of all ages teaching puppetry. She is excited to be working with The Redhouse to create an arts integrated curriculum and be a part of the Front-of-House staff.
Surprise Me: Elise is unofficially known as an expert in zombies and pirates. She has an extensive knowledge of both worlds and is ready for the zombie apocalypse when it strikes!
Her Redhouse Story: Cassandra worked with the Graduate, Prepare, Succeed program through the Chinese-American Planning Council at Landmark High School in New York City. She served as an Activities Specialist/Academic Advisor. Cassandra also served as a Site Director for a local nonprofit in NYC.
Surprise Me: She stayed in a convent in Italy, while serving as a Chaplain for an international tour with the Spelman College Glee Club.
Contact Her: email@example.com
His Redhouse Story: Thomas is fresh off of the graduation stage and is super excited to work for the first time with The Redhouse. Thomas is an Education Fellow and Stage Management Coordinator for the 2014-2015 Season.
Surprise Me:Thomas is a certified ghost hunter who loves to spend his extra time knitting super awesome handmade gifts. #fromtheheart.
Contact Him: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Fellowship Opportunity
The Redhouse Fellowship Program is seeking twelve teaching artists with backgrounds/ experience in one or more of the following fields: Music, Theater, Dance, and Design. This full time position includes housing and health insurance. The Redhouse Fellowship Program is a one-year program where recent college graduates, teaching artists, and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach core subject curriculum through arts-based teaching methods (grades K-6). Additional opportunities exist for Professional Development in the above field(s), as well as performance positions through the Redhouse Mainstage and LAB series.
CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Applications are due June 30th, 2014: CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Applicants should have demonstrated teaching experience in the arts and be comfortable teaching in multiple fields.
Applications must be completed and submitted to email@example.com
These fellowships begin August 1st, 2014 and run through July 1st, 2015. Questions may be answered by calling (315)362-2788 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For Teachers and Administrators
This year Redhouse Educational Programming has expanded to include a school tour! Bring professional actors to your school to perform and spend some time in your classroom.
These performances are eligible to be processed through the Oswego County BOCES Regional Arts-In-Education Service. To schedule this play in your school, you can contact Marguerite at 315-362-2788, or email email@example.com
Meet the Education Director
Marguerite Mitchell earned her Bachelor Degree from Temple University, double majoring in English Literature and English Education, also studying British Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She will hold a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Marguerite has taught English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, visual journaling, mural arts and drama in neighboring Syracuse schools and the Philadelphia city schools. In 2011, Marguerite received the NYSRA Teacher of the Year award. Marguerite has performed for local audiences in various theatre productions, and participated in various independent and feature-length film productions throughout Central New York.
Redhouse offers internships for area college students that are motivated, engaged and demonstrate an interest in the arts and arts management. Our internships are flexible to student needs and challenging, as only a small non-profit arts internship can be. If you have an interest in pursuing a marketing, public relations, graphic design, administrative, curatorial, or technical internship at The Redhouse, submit a resume and cover letter to the Education Director, Marguerite Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Connections and Partnerships:
For information on how your organization can partner with The Redhouse, email email@example.com or call 315-362-2788.