SCHOOL PROGRAMS

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

 

The Gamm Education Department collaborates with elementary, middle, and high school classroom teachers and librarians to enhance their curriculum with a flexible and dynamic teaching model. Short-term and long-term partnerships provide students with resources and strategies for developing literacy and a deep connection to the written word. The Gamm's residency program is available to educators across Rhode Island.

Title One schools are eligible for grant-supported residencies. Visit our PLAY page for more information.

Previous partnerships include:

  • Pawtucket School District Schools (10+ year relationship)

  • Pawtucket Public Library Kids Book Club

  • Public schools in Warwick, Cranston, Providence, Lincoln, Central Falls

  • Sophia Academy Art Clubs

  • Founders Academy Theatre Classes

  • Beacon Charter School

  • The Learning Community

  • Nowell Academy Arts Education Week

  • Jewish Community Day School/Islamic School MLK Day Celebration

To bring The Gamm to your school contact SARAH PLOSKINA at sARAH@gammtheatre.org
 

APPLIED THEATRE RESIDENCIES

Using the past success of our literacy-based residencies, what we've observed through virtual learning, current research, the developmental benefits of applied theatre activities for young people, we offer in-classroom residencies that address community, identity, stress management, and well-being.

 

The curriculum focuses on a series of different social emotional themes, incorporating self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills; we can also tailor each residency to meet the specific needs of your class community.  This model pairs episodic, interactive performances with group processing activities, based in the practice of Forum Theatre.  

Our goal is to foster a sense of community and collaboration where all voices are welcomed and heard and students feel supported, while exploring each theme with creative and playful activities. Students and teachers can experience Theatre as a tool for growth.

To bring The Gamm to your school contact SARAH PLOSKINA at sARAH@gammtheatre.org
 

TRANSITION PROJECT

Our Transition Project aims to ease the transition into middle and high school for 6th and 9th graders. This is a critical time for students, often requiring multiple types of interventions to ensure academic and social success.

 

Our workshops specifically for these age groups help build community in the classroom, encourage collaboration and measured risk-taking among peers, and establish positive connections between students, and their teachers and schools.

To bring The Gamm to your school contact SARAH PLOSKINA at sARAH@gammtheatre.org

AFTER SCHOOL

 

The Gamm offers after-school programs focused on a variety of theater arts, including improvisation, story-telling, play-making, and character development. Students strengthen their creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills while creating a performance together.

Partnerships have included:

  • Pawtucket’s Child Opportunity Zone

  • Providence After School Alliance

  • The Urban Collaborative

  • The Learning Community

  • Kids Klub

  • Connecting Children and Families

  • YMCA (Providence, Warwick, Kent County)

  • Boys and Girls Club of Warwick

To bring The Gamm to your school contact SARAH PLOSKINA at sARAH@gammtheatre.org