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
February Break Rock Camp
February 16th - 21st
Rock Concert: February 22nd 5:00pm (Redhouse Mainstage)
Spend your winter break rockin' out at Redhouse Rock Camp! This one-week intensive music camp, gives students the opportunity to excel in their instrument under the training of some of the most sought after instructors in the CNY area! Students will write original music, develop a band name, and a small repertoire in preparation for a final performance!!
Spring Break Shakespeare Institutes
April 6th - 10th, Classes
April 10th, Performance Presentation
Comedy of Errors for Kids ages 6-12, 9:00am-12:00pm
These exciting and highly interactive classes introduce the language and style of Shakespeare’s plays to your elementary school-aged students using Comedy of Errors and the art of storytelling. The workshop encourages creative play, cooperation, and successful participation for all kids. By the end of the week, the students present their revised version of the production!
As You Like It for Teens ages 12-17, 1:00-5:00pm
These classes are designed to introduce students to the language, stories, characters and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays, while exploring the text emotionally and intellectually as actors. Students will work on a revised production of As You Like It, while participating in activities that incorporate voice work, movement work, and scene study.
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FALL TEEN/ADULT MASTERCLASSES SERIES
Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Redhouse Masterclass Series provides students concentrated study in the arts alongside career professionals. Sign up for the entire series and try your hand at all art forms, or pick your favorites! Click the "buy now" link below to see all of your options!
Whole Series: $200 nonmembers/$125 members
A La Carte: $30 nonmembers/$25 members
October 4: Acting in a Surreal World with Miming!
Location: Redhouse Theater
In this workshop, students will learn basic corporal and illusionary mime techniques, focusing on character development in an innovative way! Come join the fun of experimenting with bold acting choices to make your miming character compelling!
October 11: Found-Object Costume Design: Using Natural Elements
Location: Redhouse Costume and Dressing Rooms
Study found-object costume design alongside the designer who costumed Tarzan this summer! In Redhouse’s costume and dressing rooms, students design their very own costume piece using materials from nature.
October 18: Portfolio to Runway: A Model’s Toolkit
Location: LAB Space
Find your inner model in this fun workshop! Students will learn three different runway walks, while learning how to express themselves in a variety of poses. Get over your fear of runways and photo shoots, and walk away with a professional photo that makes you shine!
October 25: Acting Your Song
Location: LAB Space
Students will embrace the challenge of balancing their acting and singing skills, finding different ways to tell a story to which the audience can connect! Songs from popular musicals will be used as examples, and students are allowed to bring audition pieces or favorite songs. Non-singers welcome!
November 1: Becoming a Superhero
Location: LAB Space
This creative dramatics class builds performance skills while exploring the theme of superheroes and secret identities! Students will work towards a final presentation by creating their very own group-devised Superhero Story.
November 8: “You Can’t Stop the Beat!” Movement & Musical Theatre
Location: LAB Space
Work alongside one of Redhouse’s choreographers, and learn a famous Broadway-style production number by the end of the session!
November 15: Don’t be scared of Opera!
Location: LAB Space
What do Bugs Bunny, Beyoncé, and bel canto all have in common? Find out in this three-hour tour through music history, singing technique, and all the scandal and adventure opera has to offer. Prepare your vocal chops! You'll be singing too!
November 22: Singer/Songwriter 101!
Location: LAB Space
Have you wanted to write original music, but don’t know where to start? This class will take you through lyric writing, song form and structure, harmony, basic theory and more. Using hands-on activities students will learn the ins and outs of writing their own songs, and start prepping their first piece!
FALL SEMESTER: LITTLE ACTORS
October 4th – November 22nd
Saturdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
$150 nonmembers/$125 members
Don’t miss one of Redhouse’s favorite summer camps during the year! Little Actors not only stimulates and encourages your little one’s imagination, but also gets them comfortable on stage. Using creative movement, storytelling, and music, students will learn to physically and imaginatively express themselves in an enriching environment.
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.