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School Partnership Opportunities
Act II Playhouse’s Education Program bolsters local schools through collaborations with theatre artists. Our programming will generate excitement among students while enhancing curriculums for teachers. We offer student matinees, short-term workshops and long-term residencies, and our teaching artists always work closely with schoolteachers.
Student matinees are offered for all age-appropriate shows. Students enjoy post-show talkbacks with the cast, and tickets include an original study guide. In classroom visits, students and teachers are guided through the major themes and ideas of the piece, in a fun and lively demonstration, using visuals and short exercises to supplement the students’ visit to the theatre.
Workshops are tied to the individual productions. Students learn about the show currently playing at Act II, but also explore ideas in other subject areas, such as language, writing, history or art, that relate to the play in our playhouse.
Residencies are tailored to the individual school's needs. They can offer enrichment to an existing curriculum. For example, teaching artists can help students bring a story or novel to life, through theatre games and exercises. Residencies can also help address important school and community issues, such as bullying or racism.