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Community Outreach

Redhouse Community Partnership and Outreach programming unifies and equalizes the Central New York community by engaging in discussions and partnerships to support diverse and underserved populations. Through performing and fine arts experiences, talkbacks and advocacy programming, participants engage in collaborative processes that promote an inclusive society.

Talkback Series and Discussion Events

The Redhouse strives to produce theatre that incites conversation. Talkback Sessions and Discussion Panels run for approximately 20 to 30 minutes immediately following performances.

Panels are comprised of theatre artists, area professionals, nonprofit support and advocacy groups, and members of the community at large, who discuss the underlying issues brought to light by our programming. Each group of panelists is specifically chosen to contribute their specialized expertise and/or personal experiences. Please check out our Main Stage and Theatre Experience show schedules for specific Talkback/Discussion themes and dates.

Our Current Partnerships

Arc of Onondaga

Each year, artists from Arc of Onondaga, high school students, college students, teaching artists and actors come together to bring audiences a story that promotes inclusiveness. Find more information about show dates for this project under Theatre Experience.

Girl Scouts of America

The Redhouse partners with Girl Scouts of America in order to provide programming support that builds courage, confidence, and character.

Hillside Family of Agencies

Students from Hillside, alongside professional teaching artists, engage in the theatre process and playwriting in order to develop and showcase a devised piece of theatre each fall. Find more information about show dates for this project under Theatre Experience.

Positivity Project

The Redhouse is a proud partner of the Positivity Project, an organization that empowers America’s youth to build strong relationships and understand, appreciate and exemplify the character strengths in us all. All Redhouse educational programming, in tandem with these initiatives, strives to arm our students with a deeper understanding of character and an #OtherPeopleMatter mindset so that, together, we will create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country.

Syracuse City School District

This partnership provides unique and artistic educational experiences that stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking and promote inclusivity. By reinforcing New York State Next Generation Learning Standards, promoting social/emotional learning, and developing a culturally responsive classroom, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community.

Syracuse University Writing and Rhetoric Course

Syracuse University students, as part of their Project-Based Learning requirement, work closely with the Redhouse’s Education Department to develop community-based projects that promote inclusiveness and advocacy.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Redhouse Teaching Artists facilitate workshops in storytelling and visual arts that promote and support holistic healing.


Redhouse is a proud supporter of Americans for the Arts, an advocacy organization that cultivates, promotes, sustains and supports the arts in America. Find out what you can also do to advocate for arts!