Hancher works with school students in a variety of ways. We have a long standing relationship with the Iowa City Community School District as well as other public and private schools around the region. Each year Hancher arranges for artists to do in-school assembly performances, visit classrooms, and for students to go on field trips to see performances. In the 2016-2017 season, Hancher will host student matinees of performances by Circus Oz, Step Afrika!, and Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland.
Hancher is the lead organization for the Kennedy Center's Any Given Child-Iowa City, which focuses on giving equal arts education access to students in grades K–8. Iowa City was selected in 2012 as the eighth Any Given Child site. The community arts team is continuing to develop a long-range plan for a rich arts education program for students in the district.
Top: Lucky Plush Productions, assisted by UI Theatre graduate students, do a workshop at Horace Mann Elementary School in 2015.
Bottom: Las Cafeteras perform for a class of English Language Learners at City High School in 2015.
Photos by Miriam Alarcón Avila
Micah Ariel James