CCTA’s Original Play, “Most Valuable Player: Jackie Robinson” is being introduced to children throughout the Baltimore City Public School System in the form of a Residency Program. We hope to inspire thousands of students with its message of ambition, integrity, and self-assurance. It tells the story of Jackie Robinson, an award-winning baseball player who rose from poor beginnings in Georgia to become to first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
Each performance lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast. Bus transportation is provided for attending schools, along with a classroom set of “Jackie and ME” paperback books. A lesson plan to incorporate residency concepts into the school curriculum will also be provided upon request.
The CCTA Performing Arts Camp Baltimore began in summer 2010, the brainchild of CCTA staff members who saw that, for many city students, the arts ended at the conclusion of the school year. The camp offers a two-week intensive of workshops, rehearsals, and performances for up to 30 students in grades 3 – 8. It runs in partnership with host school Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School.