NACKids

The NACKids Arts & Cultural Enrichment Program began as an after school performing and visual arts program for middle school age children, and has grown to include workshops and special programming such as the Girls Rule! Theater Troupe, which includes high school age children as well.

The NACKids program was developed by Arts Mater Teaching Artist Gabrielle Zane six years ago. The program targets underserved children from Norwich and the surrounding area and their families.  By participating in this program, children have the opportunity to learn about and succeed in the arts and build skills that increase positive development among their peers and in their families. The program enhances life-long learning and community engagement in the arts, providing students with potential job and life skills.

Girls Rule! Theater Troupe

Girls Rule! Theater Troupe is an all girls theater workshop in which the participants produce a show based on their own writings. They also act on stage, design the set and costumes, help with marketing and box office and learn about directing. The program provides participants with a way to bond with their female peers in a cooperative and creative atmosphere which affords them the opportunity to learn about taking personal responsibility, engage in cooperative team building, and develop higher self-esteem.

In 2008 Girls Rule! Produced Still I Rise

In 2009 Girls Rule! Produced Being Everything

Kids Drama Club / KidsActing

Kids Drama Club/ KidsActing is an after school program that woks in collaberation with the Norwich Public Schools. The NACKids Drma Club was developed by Theresa Broach, Kia Baird, and Thom Keaney. The program targets underserved children from Norwich and the surrounding area and their families.  By participating in this program, children have the opportunity to learn about and succeed in the arts and build skills that increase positive development among their peers and in their families. The program enhances life-long learning and community engagement in the arts, providing students with potential job and life skills.

In 2015 Kids Drama Club produced Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies

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Dominion is proud to sponsor NACKids for the 2009-2010 year.

 

 

 

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