Arts for Youth

Theater IV Story of Jamestown

The ever-popular Barter Players return on February 20, 2018 to perform "Aesop's Fables" at the Lancaster Primary School, and "Call of the Wild" at the Lancaster Middle School.

“Billy and Mom” will performed in Barefoot Puppets’ production of Dreamtime, Tales from Down Under at the Lancaster and Northumberland Primary Schools in November, 2017.

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts supports arts education as the key to achieving understanding, appreciation and creative expression in our young people. Through grants that the RFA receives, we are able to bring high quality, professional performances to schools in the lower Northern Neck. Working with the schools, which have limited resources available for arts education today, RFA strives to nurture and spark the imaginations of youth in our area, offer inspiration, and promote and develop life skills through the arts.

This year, the Arts for Youth program received grant support from two local foundations. The River Counties Community Foundation is funding AFY in the Lancaster Public Schools; The Tidewater Foundation is directing resources towards the budding AFY program in the Northumberland Schools. The generous community support from these two local foundations greatly enhances arts education in our schools.

This season’s performances feature a one man band project using technology to create live music orchestration, a puppet drama inspired by Aboriginal folktales, storytelling by way of dance and acrobatics, and Barter Players performances of 5 Aesop’s Fables and a dramatization of Jack London’s ‘Call of the Wild.’

During the 2016-2017 season, ten shows were staged for over 4,000 students. All age-appropriate performances—whether dramatic, comedic, acrobatic, musical, or interactive—were designed to engage and entertain while reinforcing state educational standards of learning.

Arts for Youth 2017 - 2018

Lancaster Primary School

Victor Haskins

Moving Sound Pictures

September 27, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.

Barefoot Puppets

Dreamtime, Tales from Down Under

November 9, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.

Barter Players

Aesop’s Fables

February 20, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.

Lancaster Middle School

Victor Haskins

Moving Sound Pictures

September 27, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.

Aura Curiatlas

Physical Theatre

January 12, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.

Barter Players

The Call of the Wild

February 20, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

Northumberland Primary School

Barefoot Puppets

Dreamtime

November 9, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.

Northumberland Middle School

Aura Curiatlas

Physical Theatre

January 12, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

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