Grant awarded to Roanoke Children’s Theater (RTC)

Congratulations to Roanoke Children’s Theater, they have been awarded a $10,000 grant.

RCT’s mission is to provide high quality theatre education and entertainment for kids, their schools and their families with year-round productions and programming. RCT produces four targeted literary or issue based productions per year, and offers academy-based classes, workshops, residencies and camps to area youth, community centers and schools. RCT employs professional theatre staff, professional adult actors, and professional theatre educators and designers, who then team with local youth and talent to create a unique mentoring opportunity that benefits the entire community. The grant will be used to support 2 of their programs.

RCT4TEENS is a continuing theatre/health education project, produced in collaboration with local school districts and a coalition of health care agencies and professionals. The overarching goal of the teen’s project is to utilize theater as teaching mechanisms to increase knowledge and promote good health behavior.

RCT Kaleidoscope is a multidisciplinary inclusive arts educational program where students with a range of developmental disabilities, work alongside typically developing students.

Funding will be used to support:
Underwriting of tuition for teens and special needs students of each program, in order that all students have unlimited access to program benefits, regardless of ability to pay.