The Gamm Education Department was founded on a commitment to enhancing literacy skills through performance techniques. Partnerships with libraries are a perfect fit, and are tailored to meet the needs of individual branches.
Social Improv Workshops empower adults with social and intellectual disabilities through theater improvisation exercises. In this dynamic learning environment, participants gain social skills, learn to interpret social cues, increase self-expression, and gain confidence. All classes are designed to meet the needs of the group and are crafted based on experience, ability, and desired skill building.
Our partnership with The Gamm Theatre has become invaluable to our program participants. The Gamm has provided us with an incredible opportunity for our participants to exercise their creative muscles through a series of unique and innovative interactive exercises and role playing. After their sessions, our participants are excited and animated, as they very enthusiastically tell us about their adventure! Our participants learned more about themselves, their respective strengths and potential, all while having a whole lot of fun.
-Mary Carlino, Strategic Business Development at Community Work Services
Partnerships have included:
Community Work Services
The J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
Resources for Human Development Rhode Island
KIDS READ ACROSS RI
Kids Read Across Rhode Island is an initiative of RI Center for the Book and the RI Council for the Humanities during which students across the state read the same book and engage in cultural activities centered on the themes in the text. The Gamm works together with high school students to adapt the book into a performance to be shared with school groups, libraries, and at the kick-off event held at the Rhode Island State House each May.
The Gamm offers events and community forums centered on themes in our mainstage productions as a way to engage the community in thought-provoking conversations. A Shared Sunday forum follows the first Sunday matinee performance of the regular-run of each production. These events are open to the public at no charge.