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Vault Theatre

Vault Theatre is dedicated to unlocking the imagination through comprehensive and innovative programming onstage, in the classroom, and within the community. Vault Theatre is focused first and foremost on creating theatre with, for, and by young artists. Schools and organizations can partner with Vault Theatre for customizable in-school residency programs that create opportunities for students to explore creative expression, arts-integration, and performance skills. Young artists can also perform original productions by other young people in the Changemakers Ensemble.

Vault Theatre was founded by Artistic Director Lauren Sale, a born and raised Durhamite and Durham Public Schools alumna of Riverside High School. Lauren recently returned to her hometown after working in professional regional theatres across the US and the United Kingdom as a teaching artist, arts administrator, and director specializing in theatre for young audiences.

ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (THEATRE) (LANGUAGE ARTS) (PUBLIC SPEAKING)

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Performance Red Riding Hood by Allison Gregory

GRADES: Kindergarten – 5

Step into the theatre for one of the world’s best actors, Wolfgang’s legendary performance of the classic fairy tale! This one-wolf show is interrupted by the delivery of a mysterious package, but instead of leaving, the delivery person joins Wolfgang to tell the story. This madcap retelling is full of laughs delivered through puns and and knock-knock jokes that will have audiences howling. Like an unexpected package, when you open up a fairy tale, you never know what you’re going to find! 

Max Participants: 400

Duration: 60 minutes

Special Requirements: Performance space of at least 20 ft x 20 ft is required for this performance. Auditoriums or gyms are best. Artist will provide its own technical equipment.

Fees:

  • Single Performance: $625
  • Two Same-Day Performances: $1,000

Workshop CREATE!

 GRADES: 2 – 12

This workshop is intended for theatre-focused classes/settings. “CREATE!” is designed to create, explore, and build theatre skills and can work in any theatre arts classroom exploring specific theatre units or workshops that support work in the arts classroom taught by professional teaching artists. Workshop topics can include introduction or extended residencies on devising or collaborating play-making, current trends on Broadway using devising such as Hadestown, theatre history of socially-focused artists such as Augusto Boal or Betolt Brecht, or bringing Shakespeare to life through a modern lens making real-time connections to text.

 Max Participants: 30 per session

 Duration: 45-90 minutes

Special Requirements: Any classroom where desks and chairs can be pushed to the side to create a space for students to work free of any physical obstructions.

Fee per hour: $125

Residency ENGAGE!

 GRADES: 2 – 12

“ENGAGE!” is designed to use theatre as a tool to explore and engage socially conscious topics and spark individual action. In-class activities will use data, facts, and scenarios on the chosen topic to create action-based activities that guide students in understanding how to find support, take action, and make informed choices. Subjects can range from healthy relationships; substance misuse; diversity, equity, and inclusion; civic engagement, or more. The peer-to-peer model will work directly with one class of students in the collaborative art-making process and reach an entire school with a performance, using arts as a catalyst for positive dialogue!

All Vault Theatre residencies Are delivered in three tiers (choose 1):

  1. Enrichment Workshops: 1 to 4 sessions
    This tier is designed for introduction workshops to specific subject matter using theatre as a tool to engage in dialogue.
  2. Exploration Residency: 5-9 sessions
    Designed for in-depth exploration of subject in-class without ending in a performance.
  3. Performance Residency: 10 or more sessions
    This tier puts students at the heart of the process to learn from each other through a collaborative project ending in a performance.

Max Participants: 30 per session

Duration: 4560 minutes; possibly up to 90 minutes for block scheduling upon discussion

Special Requirements: Any classroom where desks and chairs can be pushed to the side to create a space for students to work free of any physical obstructions.

Fee per hour: $125

Residency INTEGRATE!

 GRADES: 2 – 12

“INTEGRATE!” is designed to use theatre to integrate arts and pair with any core curriculum. Do you have a novel you’d like to lift from page to stage? A science concept you’d like to activate? A character in history you’d like to bring to life? Each residency is built to integrate the arts seamlessly within existing unit goals and outcomes which require no additional planning! Each residency includes creative and interactive activities that are designed to build critical thinking skills, embed social emotional learning practices, and encourage students to make text to real-world connections through the arts.

All Vault Theatre residencies Are delivered in three tiers (choose 1):

  1. Enrichment Workshops: 1 to 4 sessions
    This tier is designed for introduction workshops to specific subject matter using theatre as a tool to engage in dialogue.
  2. Exploration Residency: 5-9 sessions
    Designed for in-depth exploration of subject in-class without ending in a performance.
  3. Performance Residency: 10 or more sessions
    This tier puts students at the heart of the process to learn from each other through a collaborative project ending in a performance.

Max Participants: 30 per session

Duration: 4560 minutes per session; possibly up to 90 minutes for block scheduling upon discussion

Special Requirements: Any classroom where desks and chairs can be pushed to the side to create a space for students to work free of any physical obstructions.

Fee per hour: $125