Theater Education Program

INITIATIVE 1: Young Michigan Dances (YMD) Educational Outreach Program

In partnership with YMD, The Franke hits curriculum tie-ins with elementary and middle school teachers. These teachers are able to chaperone their classes to The Franke to witness guest artists from different mediums. These dance and storytelling performances teach how different art forms can be inspired by different cultures.

INITIATIVE 2: Expert Artists

Twice per school year, a professional performer & teacher will be brought in to conduct in-school workshops on writing, poetry, and/or music. The professional guest artist will perform in-school as well as a give a public performance for the community.



INITIATIVE 3: Extra Curricular Workshops

Twice per school year, acting, audition, and/or movement workshops are  offered at The Franke Center and in other locations within Albion & Battle Creek. On a said Saturday, one workshop will be facilitated by local, professional artists/teachers. Workshops will have a fee associated for each participant and scholarships available for those in need.


INITIATIVE 4: Summer Workshops

Week one of the summer workshops will take place at The Franke Center and week two will take place in Albion (location TBD). Public performances will occur in both cities as well.