Community Engagement

The Education department at The REP works to expand our commitment to the community by promoting accessibility to drama and theatre, as well as programming outside of our building and in collaboration with our partners. These quality programs serve educators, young people, and families. Our community partners include schools, community centers, social service organizations, and shelters or foster care organizations.


 

FOR TEACHERS

Engaged Learning Through the Arts (ELTA)

At The REP: Through a partnership between The REP, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., teachers and teaching artists build the skills and confidence necessary to incorporate theatre, music, art, and movement techniques across the curriculum. ELTA programs at The REP are offered only to Orange County Public Schools.

In Your School: The REP provides fun and interactive in-service professional development in arts integration. In-school ELTA programs are available for most Central Florida counties.

Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) Conference

Nationally, the month of March is designated to celebrate and increase public awareness of the impact of theatre in our schools and schools in our theatres. The REP will host a conference to celebrate and support Central Florida drama teachers.

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FOR TEACHERS AND THIER STUDENTS

Writes of Spring 

Writes of Spring is a creative writing program designed to offer students in grades K-12 an opportunity to be recognized for their writing. 

Young Artists in the Spotlight

Student artwork generated in visual art classes at local schools and organizations is displayed in The REP lobbies. 

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PROGRAMS AT THE REP

Scout Workshops 

Scout Workshops are interactive theatre workshops that accompany performances of The REP’s season shows in order to explore the show’s theme more deeply. Participating Scouts (Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Heritage Girls) receive REP Fun Patches and a discount to attend the performance.


PROGRAMS IN THE COMMUNITY

Arts & Character Training (ACT)

ACT programs are a diverse set of residencies that invite youth from our community to participate in the arts in order to promote access to theatrical training and experiences, dialogue, engagement in the community, awareness, and even social change. 

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The REP is always seeking new ways to have impact in our community!

If you or your organization is interested in any of the above initiatives, please contact Emily Freeman, Community Engagement Director, at efreeman@orlandorep.com.