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THE CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER’S EDUCATION INITIATIVE

In Just Four Years

130+ SCHOOLS  /  757 BUSES
67,000 STUDENTS  /  66% BARRIER FREE

 

Educational Performances

STUDENTS SERVED

2015–2016: 14,384
2016–2017: 15,945
2017–2018: 18,753
2018–2019: 15,874

NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES

2015–2016: 7
2016–2017: 10
2017–2018: 12
2018–2019: 9

BARRIER FREE ACCESS

2015–2016: 57%
2016–2017: 62%
2017–2018: 73%
2018–2019: 72%

 

Gaillard On tour

STUDENTS SERVED

2018–2019: 2,317

Number of performances

2018–2019: 15

Number of WorkSHOPS

2018–2019: 41

 

Artist-in-residence

STUDENTS SERVED

2016–2017: 3,000
2017–2018: 6,801
2018–2019: 4,656

Number of WorkSHOPS

2016–2017: 19
2017–2018: 34
2018–2019: 27

 

CALL OF THE WILD

The Charleston Gaillard Education Initiative presented Theatre Heroes production The Call of the Wild on March 7, 2019. In correlation with the production, the Gaillard collaborated with Purdue University and area schools in a national study researching the impact of the performing arts on text comprehension.

Murray LaSaine Elementary School, under the guidance of Art Director, Heather Teems, participated in the study. Ms. Teems engaged her students in the text and immersed the students in art that supports the content. The sculptures are the result of a month- long unit embracing arts in education. Thank you Ms. Teems and the students of Murray LaSaine Elementary.