Case Study: RFK
In Spring 2018, A Noise Within had the incredible opportunity to partner with the RFK Community Schools for a series of workshops revolving around Henry V that enabled students to engage more deeply with the arts. Before visiting the theater, students were put in the position of directors and designers when the ANW team held a pre-show assembly that delved into Henry V’s set, costume design, casting, and more! On February 16th, more than 350 students and family members from the RFK community came to the theater to experience the riveting production for themselves.
The students loved being able to see the show after engaging in it personally beforehand, saying that it was a “unique” and “life-changing” experience that left them “truly inspired.” After the show, the partnership continued when ANW teaching artists went to RFK and worked with students to create their own costume designs, based on what they had seen at the theater. Students also participated in a stage combat workshop, where they used real swords to learn some of the fight choreography from the show! Overall, this partnership was an immense success, leaving students and adults alike with a deeper connection to the theater.
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Photos by Brian Feinzimer