2016-2017

Marin County Arts Education

Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif, 94941-2800



Schools Served

21

Students Served

14410

Programs Offered

10


School Types Served
Elementary Middle High
17 14 22
Programs Offered
NameDescriptionProgram Type
Student Matinee ProgramMarin Theatre Company provides Student Matinee performances of all Subscription Series and Family Series productions to encourage young people to come to theatre. A comprehensive Student Resource Guide is created for each production tying into California State Standards in multiple subject areas and given to teachers prior to their class attending the production.Marin County Arts Education
Field Trip
English Language Learning ProjectOur teaching artist collaborates with teachers in ELD and strategic English learning classrooms to use theatre as a means to aid students in mastering the english language, as well as presentation and public speaking skills. This is a year-long program with Davidson Middle School. We work with 13 classes and see them each once a week throughout the school year.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
Drama Enrichment ProgramWe work with schools and community centers to provide after-school enrichment in the theatre arts for students attending those schools. With younger students, the techniques of creative dramatics and process drama are employed. For older students we focus on skill-building acting techniques.Marin County Arts Education
Out of School Time
Bayside MLK Drama ClassThis is a partnership with Bayside MLK Academy in Marin City where we provide the in-school Drama enrichment classes for every student at the school once a week.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
Year-Long In School ResidencyWe partnered with Willow Creek Academy to have a teaching artist meet with every student in Pre-k - 3rd and 6-8th grades once a week, working with the classroom teaching to use drama to reinforce what we being taught in the classroom.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
Arts & Character Training (After School)Through this program, MTC works with schools and organizations to create and present workshops and short residencies that teach life skills through theatre. Character and life skills are crucial building blocks of a well-rounded education to ensure that our young people are going to thrive as adults in their chosen careers and become conscientious citizens. Topics covered: Public Speaking, Playwriting, Leadership, Team-Building, Bullying/Harassment, and Social Justice Issues.Marin County Arts Education
Out of School Time
Arts & Character Training (In School)Through this program, MTC works with schools and organizations to create and present workshops and short residencies that teach life skills through theatre. Character and life skills are crucial building blocks of a well-rounded education to ensure that our young people are going to thrive as adults in their chosen careers and become conscientious citizens. Topics covered: Public Speaking, Playwriting, Leadership, Team-Building, Bullying/Harassment, and Social Justice Issues.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
Script to Stagea. We bring pre and post-show workshops based on our Mainstage and Family Series to schools and organizations in the community for students who will be attending productions at MTC. Teaching artists lead discussions and facilitate drama-based learning with students on themes, issues, and concepts from the production at hand. Students participating in the Script to Stage Program will emerge with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the play and theatre as an art form, and will be able to make connections from the world of the play into their own lives. *This is often done in tandem with attendance at Student Matinees.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
Theatre +b. This program allows for collaboration between individual classroom teachers and one of MTC’s professional teaching artists. California State Standards in Core subject areas and in Drama/Theatre are agreed upon and lesson plans are created through a series of conversations/meetings between the two. Students participating in Theatre+ will be exposed to classroom content in an alternative way that will enable a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject material.Marin County Arts Education
Direct In School Instruction
School Tour ProgramMarin Theatre Company provides one touring performance of a production from our Family Series to provide young people with access to theatre. Providing a school tour aids schools that may have an issue with bussing, bringing the theatre right to the school!Marin County Arts Education
In-School Performance


School Partnerships
School NameProgram TypeProgram Name
BAHIA VISTA ELEMENTARYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
BAYSIDE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ACADEMYDirect In School InstructionArts & Character Training (In School)
BAYSIDE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ACADEMYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
BEL AIRE ELEMENTARYOut of School TimeArts & Character Training (After School)
BEL AIRE ELEMENTARYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
COLEMAN ELEMENTARYOut of School TimeArts & Character Training (After School)
COLEMAN ELEMENTARYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionEnglish Language Learning Project
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
JAMES B. DAVIDSON MIDDLEField TripStudent Matinee Program
LAGUNITAS SAN GERONIMO ELEMENTARYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
MADRONE HIGH CONTINUATIONDirect In School InstructionArts & Character Training (In School)
MADRONE HIGH CONTINUATIONField TripStudent Matinee Program
MADRONE HIGH CONTINUATIONField TripStudent Matinee Program
MARIN COUNTY JUVENILE COURTIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program
MARIN OAKS HIGHDirect In School InstructionScript to Stage
MARIN OAKS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
MARIN OAKS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
MARIN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOLField TripStudent Matinee Program
MARIN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOLField TripStudent Matinee Program
MARIN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOLField TripStudent Matinee Program
MILL VALLEY MIDDLEDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
PARK ELEMENTARYField TripStudent Matinee Program
PARK ELEMENTARYField TripStudent Matinee Program
REED ELEMENTARYOut of School TimeArts & Character Training (After School)
SAN ANDREAS HIGH (CONTINUATION)Field TripStudent Matinee Program
SAN ANDREAS HIGH (CONTINUATION)Field TripStudent Matinee Program
SAN ANDREAS HIGH (CONTINUATION)Field TripStudent Matinee Program
SAN ANDREAS HIGH (CONTINUATION)Field TripStudent Matinee Program
SAN GERONIMO VALLEY ELEMENTARYField TripStudent Matinee Program
SAN RAFAEL HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS HIGHField TripStudent Matinee Program
TAMALPAIS VALLEY ELEMENTARYField TripStudent Matinee Program
VENETIA VALLEY ELEMENTARYDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
WILLOW CREEK ACADEMYDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
WILLOW CREEK ACADEMYDirect In School InstructionArts & Character Training (In School)
WILLOW CREEK ACADEMYDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
WILLOW CREEK ACADEMYDirect In School InstructionTheatre +
WILLOW CREEK ACADEMYIn-School PerformanceSchool Tour Program

Study in the Arts Contributes to College/Workforce Readiness

Preparing for College
An analysis of 10 years of SAT data revealed that students who took four years of arts courses in high school earned the highest scores on both the verbal and math SAT, but overall, students taking any arts courses scored significantly higher than students who took no arts courses.


Essential Skills for the Workforce of the 21st Century
Creativity and innovation are the currency of the future and particularly important to the US economy.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization that is built on partnerships with the business community, advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. The framework that P21 and its members have developed fuses the 3Rs and 4Cs -- Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation.

In a study of superintendents who educate future workers and employers who hire them, both agree that creativity is increasingly important in the U.S. workplace and that arts training is crucial to developing creativity. Educators and employers both feel they have a responsibility for instilling creativity in the U.S. workforce (83 and 61 percent, respectively).

Employment Opportunities in the Creative Industries
In an economic impact study, Americans for the Arts demonstrates the nonprofit arts and culture industry supports 5.7 million jobs, representing $104.2 billion in household income.

Study in the Arts Contributes to Student Success in School

Arts Study Prepares Students to be Better Learners
The ability to pay attention is essential to school performance. Early childhood training in instrumental music improves abilities in visual focus, active listening and staying on task, while continued music education throughout adolescence reinforces and strengthens these assets.

Arts Study Helps Students Perform Better Academically
Students who participate in arts learning often improve their achievement in other realms of learning and life. In a well documented national study using a federal database of over 25,000 middle and high school students, researchers found that students with high arts involvement performed better on standardized achievement tests than students with low arts involvement.

Ten weeks of in-class drama coaching in a remedial third and fourth-grade classroom helped the teacher and students transform their approach to reading and improve the students’ attitude about and success in reading.

Musical training develops the region of the brain responsible for verbal memory--the recall and retention of spoken words--which serves as a foundation for retaining information in all academic subjects.

In an experimental research study of high school age students, those who studied dance scored higher than students who did not study dance on measures of creative thinking, especially in the categories of fluency, originality and abstract thought.


Positive Benefits for At-Risk Students
Students of low socioeconomic status (SES) who participate in arts learning academically outperform comparable students who have no or low arts involvement.

A recent far-ranging study showed multiple positive outcomes among students of low SES. Eighth graders who had high levels of arts involvement throughout elementary school showed higher test scores in science and writing than students with low levels of involvement.

In high school, students who had arts-rich experiences attained higher overall GPAs and were far less likely to drop out of school before graduation than did students who lacked those experiences.

This academic success continued into college where students who had arts involvement in high school were three times more likely to receive a bachelor's degree than students with low arts involvement.

In Summary
Throughout history, an education that includes the arts has been essential to a student's successful journey toward a purposeful and fulfilling life. This is the promise of arts education.


Research Links

Arts Education and At-Risk Youth
The Arts And Achievement In At-Risk Youth: Findings From Four Longitudinal Studies, 2012 James S. Catterall, University of California Los Angeles with Susan A. Dumais, Louisiana State University and Gillian Hampden-Thompson, University of York, U.K.
www.nea.gov/research/arts-at-risk-youth.pdf

Arts Education and Academic Achievement
Champions of Change, 1999, pp.6-8 James S. Catterall, Richard Chapleau and John Iwanaga; The Imagination Project, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles. Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theater Arts
www.artsusa.org/public_awareness/artsed_facts/highlights/
champions_change/001.asp

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and
Social Development, 2002, pp. 56--57 Catterall, James S., "Involvement in the Arts and Success in Secondary School." In R. Deasy (Ed.), Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Achievement and Social Development,
Washington, DC: AEP.
www.aep-arts.org/files/publications/CriticalLinks.pdf

Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Achievement
and Social Development, 2002 Minton, Sandra, "Assessment of High School Students' Creative Thinking Skills: A Comparison of the Effects of Dance and Non-dance Classes." In R. Deasy (Ed.), Washington, DC: AEP.
www.aep-arts.org/files/publications/CriticalLinks.pdf


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Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94903
Email: kmarcucci@marinschools.org

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Marin Community Foundation and
The Marin County Office of Education

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Marin Theatre Company

397 Miller Avenue,
Mill Valley, Calif, 94941-2800