A budding actor takes down blocking notes at at Camp Walnut rehearsal.
TEAM Walnut connects Philadelphia's finest Teaching Artists to classrooms and boardrooms across the Delaware Valley. TEAM stands for Theatre Education Artist Match. These partnerships include artist residencies at area schools and community centers, professional development programs for educators, and teambuilding and staff development workshops for corporations and organizations. Each partnership provides individually-designed, high-quality theatre-education workshops with personal hands-on instruction.
Our programming is designed to reach students of any age, adults, and seniors. Our residencies are tailored to suit the specific needs of your organization. Residencies provide interactive and personal instruction to the groups we work with. The residency is individually designed, so it can be any length of time (1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month or even a year long), serve any population (including those with physical and learning disabilities), and work within your budget! Residencies can take place at your site or ours.
Past residencies have centered on such topics as:
- A 6-week residency with 9th and 10th graders at Steven A Douglas High School
that enhanced literacy and reading comprehension through vocal and physical
- A 4-week residency for 3rd and 4th graders with Swarthmore-Rutledge School on
folktales in combination with their Social Studies unit on India.
- A 1-day professional development residency for the Delaware County Intermediate
Unit's Gifted Education Conference focusing on integrating theatre-based techniques
into instruction to deepen student learning.
- A 5-week residency at Meredith Elementary School to provide artistic direction for
their annual musical production.
- An 8-month residency with HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy on playwriting
- A 1-day residency with Centacor at the Theatre for Corporate Teambuilding.
In addition to the examples listed above, TEAM Walnut is adaptable to work with any curriculum goal or individual need. There is no limit to the possibilities we can achieve with a little TEAMwork!
Listen to what everyone is saying about us!:
"Our students were having so much fun I'm not sure they realized how much they were learning!"
Sheila F. Mallory, Assistant Principal, Kenderton School
"Walnut Street Theatre residencies teach relevant curriculum topics using an exciting format Finding new ways to help young people understand their world is priority of Walnut Street Theatre."
Bradley C. Landis, Superintendent, Pottsgrove School District
"It is my passion to engage and expand the horizons of our community's young people in a safe, informal environment. TEAM helped me do just that by sending a friendly and knowledgeable professional... I have worked with TEAM in the past and the experience is always outstanding. TEAM is an asset to the Philadelphia community, offering affordable and therefore accessible cultural, social and educational enrichment."
Aurora Sanchez, Teen Outreach Specialist, Philadelphia Free Public Library
Put Walnut Street Theatre's TEAM to work for you!