Arts for Youth

Theater IV Story of Jamestown

The Virginia Repertory Theatre presented “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to Lancaster Primary and Middle School students on October 9, 2018.

The Barter Theatre returned on February 26, 2019 to perform “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” for the Lancaster Middle School students

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 that 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. Students in the public schools, private schools and those who are home schooled have the opportunity to see various shows.

This year, the Arts for Youth (AFY) program received funding from two local foundations - The River Counties Community Foundation and The Tidewater Foundation, as well as The Mason and Lula Cole Charitable Trust. The generous community support from these organizations greatly enhances arts education in our local schools.

Next season’s AFY performances feature Mark Nizer “ScienceSplosion” for Lancaster Primary and Middle Schools, The Barter Theater “Peter Pan’ for Lancaster Primary and "The Red Badge of Courage" for the Lancaster Middle, and Plunky Oneness jazz musician and group for both schools.

During the 2018-2019 season, six theatrical shows were staged for over 2,100 students. All of the performances were chosen to engage and entertain while reinforcing state educational standards of learning.

Arts for Youth 2019 - 2020

Lancaster Primary School

Mark Nizer

“ScienceSplosion”

November 19, 2019 at 9:30am at LMS

The Barter Players

“Peter Pan”

February 13, 2020 at 9:30am at LPS

J. Plunky Branch

“Plunky & Oneness”

March 25, 2020 at 9:30am at LPS

Lancaster Middle School

Mark Nizer

“ScienceSplosion”

November 19, 2019 at 1:30pm at LMS

The Barter Players

“The Red Badge of Courage”

February 13, 2020 at 1:30pm at LMS

J. Plunky Branch

“Plunky & Oneness”

March 25, 2020 at 1:30pm at LMS

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