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ArtStream NC

ArtStream NC believes that everyone can benefit from participating in the arts. Our signature programs include Bedside Storytelling at Duke University Hospital and the Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company, a troupe of actors with and without intellectual disabilities who create original musicals!

Founded in 2009, ArtStream NC is proud to bring the mission of ArtStream to the Triangle Area!


What is Bedside Storytelling?

Through these educational and fun creative drama sessions, children at hospitals have the opportunity to travel to far-off lands and times where they become players in the story. Character hats and costume pieces, masks, props, puppetry, and musical instruments make the narrative come alive.

ArtStream's spirited sessions help children in these settings to tap into their personal creativity - a vital resource when facing illness.

"This is not just a way to make [my four-year-old son] happy at the hospital, it is easing his fear in unpleasant experiences and also introducing him to art appreciation and learning for a lifetime to come."
Mother of a patient at Duke University Hospital

Beginning in October 2013, storytelling sessions have been held at Duke University Hospital. These storytelling sesssions are sponsored by Me Fine Foundation. The mission of the Me Fine Foundation is to provide hope to critically-ill children treated by Children's Hospitals in North Carolina and their families, through financial assistance, emotional support and necessary resources, regardless of race, diagnosis, religious affiliation or economic status.

What's a Bedside Storytelling session like? Read about Harriet Potter and her story of "Tad the Gardener."


What is the Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company

The Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company is open to people with intellectual disabilites, learning disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ages 13 through adult.

An original script is developed during the rehearsal process through improvisation techniques. A play is scripted and then blocked, memorized by the actors and performed for the public. The final production is designed to showcase each actor’s unique talents.

How can I get involved?

Join the company!

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm starting September 2016. Contact Sally Kinka at s.kinka@art-stream.org for more information.

Rehearsals and performances are held at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) on Lead-Mine Road.

Help the company!

Are you an amateur photographer? A seamstress extraordinare? Maybe you really like organizing people and spreadsheets. Or maybe you're not sure how to help, but you're excited to be a part of the Raleigh Inclusive Company. Contact Sally Kinka at s.kinka@art-stream.org or 919-995-1151 to offer your help!

See a production (and bring your friends)! - Next production TBA

Word of mouth is the best way for us to spread the magic of ArtStream throughout the Triangle Area. Inclusive Theatre Productions are open to the community. It is absolutely life-changing to see these actors performing at their very best!

Latest production

The Heat of the Moment - Thanks for Joining us!

Directed by Sally Kinka
Music Directed by Billy Kaiser

Travel to the not-so-distant future, where global warming has caused the Earth to melt, and sea-creatures rule with an iron fist. Only our trusty time-travelers (with the help of a certain former Vice President) can keep the planet safe for the future!

Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

All performances at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT)

Photos

View more on our Flickr page or follow ArtStream NC on Facebook.

"One of the other things that is really important to our mission is that we challenge our audience members about what people with disabilities are capable of doing. "
ArtStream Co-Founder Patricia Woolsey

How can I support ArtStream NC?

Donate today!

Your contribution will help to sustain our essential programming in the Triangle.


Contact ArtStream NC

ArtStream NC
2208 Fullwood Pl.
Raleigh, NC 27614

Phone: (919) 995-1151

Email: s.kinka@art-stream.org