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Education

Welcome to Education at Creede Repertory Theatre! Click the links below to explore all that Education at Creede Rep has to offer: 

The Young Audience Outreach Tour’s mission is to provide equitable access to high quality musical theatre and arts education to rural and remote communities. This program annually produces an original, bilingual children’s show for students in grades K-6 that tours throughout the Southwest, and has served 400,000+ young people in the first 40 years of the program.

The KID Show has been part of CRT’s annual summer season since 2003. In this program, a professional team of theatre artists mentor local students (ages 10+) through the process of creating a fully produced, all-original show.

Camps are offered all-year long! Check out our Friday Day Camp offerings in the off-season, and our week-long Summer Day Camps during the theatre season.

The Tiny Tour is an engaging, interactive performance designed specifically for our youngest learners, ages 5 and under. This tour can be performed right in your preschool classroom or young learner space. We bring the joy to you!

Residencies, Intensives and Workshops can be developed to fit your students needs! Examples of different partnership opportunities are available on our Community Outreach page!

Young Audience Outreach Tour

Are you a teacher or administrator looking to bring high quality musical theatre to rural and remote communities?

The KID Show

Does your student (ages 10-18) want to participate in a fully realized professional production?

Day Camps

Are you looking for learning opportunities to explore how to work together, problem solve, and use your imagination?

Tiny Tour

Are you a teacher or administrator looking to bring theatre to your classroom of students ages 5 and under?

Workshops and Intensives

Are you looking to bring Education at Creede Rep to your students?

Why Theatre Education Matters

According to the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, involvement in the arts increases student engagement and encourages consistent attendance. In fact, drop-out rates directly correlate with student levels of involvement in the arts.

Students considered to be at high risk for dropping out of high school cite drama and other arts classes as their motivations for staying in school.

Students who participate in the arts are 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance than those who do not.

Additionally, while building social and communication skills overall, involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities.

High school students who are highly involved in drama demonstrate an elevated self-concept over those who are not involved.

Playwriting original works and dramatic presentation of existing works can help to build the self-esteem and communication skills of school-aged students.

The act of performing can help students and youth recognize their potential for success and improve their confidence.

(Photo by Ramsay de Give)

Questions?

For more information, please contact:
Jenni Harbour, Education Director
jenni@creederep.com  |  (719) 658 -2540, Ext 2012

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