The RedHouse

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

School District Partnerships

Our Current Partners

 

Syracuse City School District & SCSD’s Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)

Positivity Project

Redhouse is a proud partner of the Positivity Project, an organization that empowers America’s youth to build strong relationships and understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. All Redhouse educational programming, in tandem with these initiatives, strive to arm our students with a deeper understanding of character and an #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset so that, together, we will create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country.

Redhouse’s School District Partnerships provide unique and artistic educational experiences that stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By reinforcing NYS New Generation Learning Standards, promoting social/emotional learning, and developing the culturally responsive classroom, partnerships foster the further development of a positive school community.

Our Education Team and Fellows

Marguerite Mitchell, Director of Education

Chelsea Lembo, In-House and Outreach Coordinator

Lakesha Green, Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Whittney Reed, After School Program Coordinator

Timothy Carter, Education Associate

Gretel Duffy, Curriculum Associate

Caitlin Friedberg, RedEd and Open Hand Theater Coordinator

Frazer School:

The program at the elementary level of Frazer School provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that reinforce common core curriculum, stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By promoting social/emotional learning, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community. Each student is given the opportunity to study in the areas of drama, dance, music, visual arts, and puppetry.

Michael Spadaro (Building Lead)

Alice Olom (Assistant Building Lead and Student Coach)

Gretchen Martino

Jessica McCutcheon

Dominique Barr

Michael Redfearn

Bella Lupia

Aisha Stephens

Raynishia Moore

Seymour Elementary Duel Language Academy

The program at Seymour Elementary Dual Language Academy provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that support the school’s mission of dual-language programming. Redhouse dual-language teaching fellows focus on developing the culturally responsive classroom through the arts.

Coyseana Howard (Building Lead)

Carlos Manuel Garcia Soto 

Kassandra Melendez-Ramirez 

Zaire Riley

Tanner Bluewolf

Van Duyn Elementary:

The program at the elementary level of Van Duyn School provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that reinforce common core curriculum, stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By promoting social/emotional learning, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community.

Danya Eades (Building Lead) 

Rob McCall 

Maxwell Smith

Keith Gilliard

Delaware Elementary:

Students are engaged in the full spectrum of arts-based activities during Redhouse’s enrichment time and work in the fields of drama, music, design, film, dance, media arts, and visual arts.

Michele Dubois-Payne (Building Lead)

Jessica Brown

Kaleigh Johnson

Stephen Phillips

Amy Zubieta

Aaliyah Vergara

Lilliam Delvale

Yaritza Bague

Nahame Howard

Jodie Baum

ELMS:

As part of this program, students engage with curriculum that has practical application, helping to further develop their career ideas/ideals, advance their skill sets, and open their eyes to various vocational opportunities. “You cannot be what you cannot see” – Redhouse strives to help expose students to the artistic world around them, while helping them to develop their own voice as an artist and community member.

Elizabeth Latella (Design Instructor and Curriculum Coach/Lead)

Lindsey Feraco (STEM/Robotics Instructor)

Latisha Hare (Dance/Drill Instructor)

Summer Merrick (Set Design and Costume Instructor)

Brighton Academy presents: Bring It On the Musical!
Look back here soon for show times and dates!

As part of this program, Redhouse instructors first begin with using improvisational theatre as the root of the curriculum, empowering young people to tell the stories they want to tell in the ways in which they want to tell them, learning to cultivate focus and practice self-control in a safe environment. From this point on, instructors then work alongside the students in order to didactically mount their production! For students that are more interested in production work off-stage, costumes design, set design, light design, and other production components are incorporated into the experience.

Syracuse STEM at Blodgett presents: Once On This Island!
Look back here soon for show times and dates!

As part of this program, Redhouse instructors first begin with using improvisational theatre as the root of the curriculum, empowering young people to tell the stories they want to tell in the ways in which they want to tell them, learning to cultivate focus and practice self-control in a safe environment. From this point on, instructors then work alongside the students in order to didactically mount their production! For students that are more interested in production work off-stage, costumes design, set design, light design, and other production components are incorporated into the experience.

Lincoln Middle School presents: Lion King!
Look back here soon for show times and dates!

As part of this program, Redhouse instructors first begin with using improvisational theatre as the root of the curriculum, empowering young people to tell the stories they want to tell in the ways in which they want to tell them, learning to cultivate focus and practice self-control in a safe environment. From this point on, instructors then work alongside the students in order to didactically mount their production! For students that are more interested in production work off-stage, costumes design, set design, light design, and other production components are incorporated into the experience.

Grant Middle School presents: Bring It On the Musical!
Look back here soon for show times and dates!

As part of this program, Redhouse instructors first begin with using improvisational theatre as the root of the curriculum, empowering young people to tell the stories they want to tell in the ways in which they want to tell them, learning to cultivate focus and practice self-control in a safe environment. From this point on, instructors then work alongside the students in order to didactically mount their production! For students that are more interested in production work off-stage, costumes design, set design, light design, and other production components are incorporated into the experience.

  • Melanie Harrison, NYU Steinhardt student and past Redhouse Fellow.,

    My two years as a teaching fellow at the Redhouse Arts Center have been completely invaluable to my personal, artistic, and professional development…After school, Redhouse’s MainStage and LAB space became playgrounds for all of my artistic interests; I had opportunities to perform, conduct dramaturgical research, and develop my playwriting. The teaching fellowship dynamically embraces all aspects of teaching artistry and has inspired me to continue on this career path."

  • John Grimsley, Middle School Music Teacher and past Redhouse Fellow,

    “I spent two years in the Fellowship Program and worked my way up from teaching fellow to building lead. I developed such incredible relationships with my students, grew so much as a teacher and artist, and made connections that I will use for the rest of my life. This program gave me the tools and experience to move on to a teaching position, and I feel very adequately prepared to be a full-time teacher after working with RedHouse.”

  • Ms. Underwood, ELMS Music Teacher and past Redhouse Fellow,

    “The Fellowship with Redhouse and the Syracuse City School District allowed me to explore and learn about various art forms that combine to support my specialized knowledge in music. I was able to have my first experience in urban public education, a goal that I had had since my sophomore year of college. My position with the Fellowship allowed me to develop a relationship with the Syracuse City School District, which led me to my current full-time position as a music teacher at a fantastic school in the district.”

  • 2nd grade teacher, SCSD,

    “I just wanted to let you know how much my 2nd grade students love Redhouse and [their Redhouse Fellowship Instructor]…It helps build confidence and social skills which many of our students lack. I hope Redhouse will continue to work with the SCSD and help to continue to bring out the best in our students. I know my students look forward to Redhouse everyday. The entire Redhouse Staff is amazing. They are part of our Family.”

  • 3rd grade teacher, SCSD,

    “My experience with Redhouse in my classroom has been extremely enjoyable. The Redhouse time in my classroom is a time my students look forward to. It was incredibly engaging for students and it allowed them to learn different ways, to express themselves in the classroom. It taught them important social and life skills, additionally they were able to build peer relationships…“

Partner with us!

Do you want Redhouse Enrichment at your school? Email [email protected] or call 315-362-2788.