For high schools without theater education, RhinoLeap offers after-school programming, on the high school's campus. These residencies are free for all students who attend the high school. For schools with theater education, RhinoLeap partners with theater teachers to supplement their classroom teaching.
By June 2020, we will have conducted residencies in the following counties:
Alamance, Bertie, Davie, Pamlico, Forsyth, Lee, Mecklenburg, Polk, Randolph and Wake Counties
Our residencies are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from county arts councils and private donors.
Where We Teach
What We Teach
RhinoLeap's innovative residencies enable students to work side-by-side with established artists. Students are exposed to a range of disciplines including film, puppetry, music, movement, and writing.
Our professional actors guide the creation of original, student-generated projects that are given public performances in which our actors perform alongside the students.
That structure is unique. Each of our actors and every student work together, create together and perform together.
Why We Teach
It is only by combining data and emotion that theater education can be measured. It is one thing to talk about how theater education is proven to increase reading scores, vocabulary, and the understanding of complex questions. It is quite another to describe how it also jumpstarts self-motivation, builds empathy, and creates a sense of community. Those evaluations are immediate, objective and powerful. They count, but they cannot be counted.
BRING A RHINOLEAP RESIDENCY TO YOUR SCHOOL