Education and Outreach
Germantown Community Theatre strives to create a safe and uplifting environment for performers of all ages. Our Education and Outreach department provides many opportunities throughout the year. Our educational calendar always kicks off the year with Summer Camps for young artists aged 6 and up. These week long programs will teach children to act, sing, and dance as a part of an ensemble, while also providing the building blocks necessary to progress the knowledge in the performing arts.
In the fall, GCT offers two courses of theatrical programming to our area home school students. These courses last between 9-12 weeks and allow students to further the fine arts education during their elementary and high school years. GCT also participates in the NEA Big Read program every year in partnership with the city of Germantown. This after school course for kid’s aged 6-14 culminates in a performance at Farm Park as a part of Fairy Tale Trail in October.
The Spring Semester also includes two courses of Fine Arts Education homeschoolers as well as an after school program.
Finally, GCT includes two shows as a part of its theatrical season that are cast with our students. Students take center stage and perform for our Patrons and Members. There is no fee to be in these productions and the artists cast do not have any responsibility to sell playbill ads. The theatre is proud to offer our students the chance to take the community stage for the first time.
Meet our Education and Outreach Director: Christina Hernandez
Christina joins the GCT staff as Education & Outreach Director after many years of teaching summer camps and performing here. She was a part of the inaugural Musical Theatre Performance BFA class at the University of Memphis. She has been a vocal instructor for the last 7 years, specializing in musical theatre and youth education. She has directed and taught educational theatre all over the 901, while performing in all Memphis area theatres. She is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching and the arts to GCT and join the theatre that holds such a dear place in her heart. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle