Seattle Repertory Theatre

Contact Information:
155 Mercer St, PO Box 900923, Seattle, WA 98109
Business: (206) 443-2210, Box Office: 206-443-2222, Other Phone: (206) 443-2224, FAX: 206-443-2379
Website: www.seattlerep.org
Email: info@seattlerep.org

Education Profile

Education Department Leader Andrea Allen
Title: Director of Education
Phone: (206) 443-2210
Email: andreaa@seattlerep.org
Education Staff
# of Full-Time Education Staff: 4
# of Part-Time Education Staff:   0
# of Artist Educators: 6
# of Education Interns: 1
# of Education Volunteers: 0
Education Program Audience Demographics:
Age
Ages 5-11:   0%
Ages 12-18:   70%
Ages 19-25:   10%
Ages 26-40:   10%
Ages 41-60:   10%
Ages 61 & over:   0%
Number of K-Graduate Level Students Served by the Education Programs 7,600
Education Endowment Theatre has an endowment whose income is restricted to support education programs.

Student Matinees
Total number of children (ages 0-21) that attend all performances at your theatre (inclusive of student mattinees): 5,500
Total number of performances that school groups attended: 11
Federal Funding [The information collected in the Federal Funding section is confidential and will not be reflected on individual theatre profiles.]
Theatre Education
Programming
Workshops/Classes at: Schools
Residency-in-School Programs
Professional Development for Teachers, Teaching Artists and Staff
Guides: Programs
Guides: Student Study Guides
Guides: Teacher
Student Reviewer/Critic Programs
Student Matinees
Internships
Discussions
Adult Programs
Partnerships (with other theatres, social services, schools or other special interest groups)
Assessment Tools (measuring student development) We use observation for most of our evaluations. In the curriculum for residencies longer than one week, we embed assessments including journal prompts, reflective discussions, and teaching artist/teacher/student reflection forms.

Evaluation Tools (measuring the effectiveness of programs) For our teacher professional development program, Bringing Theatre into the Classroom, we have our teachers and our teaching artist mentors fill out evaluation forms which they share with one another on their final debrief. These forms are then reviewed by our evaluation consultant.

Long-Range
Planning
Education Department has a long-range planning statement.
Education Department has a long-range planning process.
Education Department
Mission Statement
The following "collective voice" statement was developed for Seattle Rep in the past season. The process of creating this statement was led by the education department through a series of company-wide discussions:

Seattle Repertory Theatre creates productions and programs that surprise, entertain, challenge and uplift our community through a shared act of imagination.

In 1963 a group of theatre lovers created Seattle Rep as a foundation for a thriving arts-rich community. Nearly 50 years later, Seattle Rep remains a vital source for creative thought and conversation, a place where the audience brings life to the stories we tell. As we reach new audiences and deepen relationships with our long-time patrons, we welcome and take care of all who come though our doors – there is room for everyone.

When we plan our seasons, we think big. Our scale is reflected in the ideas, emotions, and breadth of perspectives presented on stage. Through the voices of a diverse range of playwrights, we take Seattle audiences on globe-spanning journeys, while speaking to the issues that resonate with their lives here in the Northwest.

Whether dreaming up a new work or re-imagining a classic, Seattle Rep is the place where anything can happen. Our resources and reputation invite actors, directors, designers and theatre professionals at the top of their craft. The caliber of our resident staff along with the technical capacity of our theatre spaces and shops make Seattle Rep a creative playground for artists and audiences – a place for unlimited imagination.
 
Description of
Education Programs
In addition to student matinees (typically one matinee for each production, more if it is kid-friendly), we also create new work with students. Through our TeenSpeak program students respond through journaling to themes from one of our plays; in our Playwriting Project students are selected to write short plays which are directed by teaching artists with their peers in the roles; and in our Drama Intensive program a playwright develops an original script which is performed and designed/built by high school students. In collaboration with three other theatres on the Seattle Center campus, we offer teacher professional development in the summer. In a related effort, we also have a collaborative Teaching Artist Training Program (TAT Lab). We have a post-college internship program, as well as serving five or more high school interns each season. We have a variety of audience programs designed to enhance the play-going experience for all patrons.
 
Three Highlights and
Accomplishments of
the 2012 season ending between
Oct. 31 2011 and Sept. 30 2012
1) Continued work nationally and regionally on an inter-disciplinary teaching artist training model.

2) Involvement in season planning and artistic leadership transition.

3) Adding audience development programs to our portfolio more formally.
 
Three Long-Term Goals for
the Education Department
1) Prioritizing programs in a time of economic stress.

2) Continued integration of educational and artistic goals.

3) Publication of high quality lesson plans and scripts related to our programs for use by teachers in their classrooms.
 
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STUDY GUIDES Interested parties should contact:
Andrea Allen
Director of Education
Phone: (206) 443-2210
Email: andreaa@seattlerep.org

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