Education & Programming

High School Theatre Arts Residencies bring themes or topics from current-season Playhouse productions to life through a three-day workshop series in area high schools. Through these successful collaborations, students in social studies, history, cultural geography, government, political science and other disciplines have experienced the impact of live theatre and the ability it has to bring past and current issues and topics to life. Past workshops include:

“Distant Music”

Presented in conjunction with Ragtime: The Musical
-Dealt with socially significant themes from the turn of the century, among them immigration, racism, sexism, and capitalism.

“The Truman Project”

Presented in conjunction with Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!
-Three-pronged workshops consisting of an introductory workshop on acting improvisation, an improvisational/role-playing experience, and a final mock press conference with “President Truman.”

“Far From the Home I Love”

Presented in conjunction with Fiddler on the Roof
-Brief overview of Anti-Semitism with attention to early 1900’s Russia, themes and storyline of Fiddler on the Roof, and a mock relocation center activity set in current day surroundings with examples of restrictions that would be placed on the Jewish Community today

For more information regarding the Interact Program, please contact the Education Manager.