We collaborate with you to develop a customized program for your community.
- Our team is trained to work with babies to revered elders. Together we have over half a century of experience on our team! We even see babies tell and sequence stories when dramatic techniques are used.
- We engage youth of all ages with arts integration to support gaps in learning caused by virtual schooling. Our student-centered creative process invites young people to question, research and analyze as they engage their imaginations!
- We collaborate with teens and optimize their potential as leaders and change-makers in their community.
- We enrich the lives of elders with storytelling and theatre-making. It's never too late to embark of the dream of being an actor!
Not sure if you want to commit?
Try a free 15-minute session.
Create a tailored program!
This is where we get to know your community a bit. We have you complete a brief survey and/or schedule a planning session so that we can tailor the session(s) and the dramatic experiences and strategies to your community's interests, needs and goals.
Identify your session date(s)!
It's all up to you. One workshop. A series of 8 sessions. An entire school year! Or... what do you need? Together we determine what you need to accomplish the goals. We are committed to partnering with you for every step of your journey.
Off you go!
Play! Collaborate! Create! Transform!
Yard Dramas are accessible to everyone regardless of their financial resources and circumstances. Our fees recognize differences in wealth, income and privilege within our community and simultaneously keep us, teaching artists in the community, employed. This is a delicate balance and it requires all of us re-setting and re-defining our values.
Historically, teaching artists have been undervalued. We believe we bring value to the community. Check out the Teaching Artist Guild's Pay Calculator. We understand that you may not be able to meet the suggested fees. Your awareness alone will move the field of teaching artistry forward, and help our society recognize pay equity as a social justice issue.
For Households: We believe every household should have a teaching artist as a partner for their creative process journey. We are committed to our values and will not turn anyone away.
Community Partners: Whether a school, library, neighborhood pod, community center, senior center, business or municipality - we are eager to collaborate with the entire community!
Begin a conversation and let's see where it takes us.