TheatreWorks for Schools

We bring the most innovative, applicable, and powerful arts education resources to Bay Area schools. The wisdom of teaching core curriculum through an art form is proven to be a fantastic way to address all learning styles—it’s fun, active, and opens profound analytical connections in your students.

"My husband and I believe strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders of tomorrow."
—First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Concepts at Play: In Class Residencies

For grades K-8, these 10-day residencies strengthen standards-based learning through the integration of theatre. Use the arts to support your teaching, spark understanding, and create a safe and active classroom for all learners.

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Young Playwright's Project

For grades 9-12, the Young Playwright's Project pairs Bay Area high school students with professional playwrights for two months to learn the craft of dramatic writing. The project then culminates in an awesome night of final performances!  Please join us for an evening of new works written by the next generation of playwrights.

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Young Storytellers Lab

For grades 6-9, the Young Storyteller’s Lab is a two week residency that focuses on the art of storytelling, from the writing of it to the final staging. Students get a unique opportunity to find their voice and share it with the world.

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Oskar: A Live-Performance Touring Assembly

Oskar is back with twice the fun! Ideal for grades K-5, Oskar and The Big Bully Battle and Oskar and the Last Straw will tour in Spring 2015! Book your school’s performance now, with shows running from February 23-April 3, 2015.

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Student Matinees

Bring contemporary issues and core subjects alive through theatre. Give your students an experience they will never forget! Participating schools receive a study guide as well as an in-school, pre-show workshop and a post-show talk-back with the cast.

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Children's Healing Project

Each year TheatreWorks continues to bring joy and laughter to patients at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Throughout the school year, two gifted Teaching Artists visit the hospital and serve patients and their siblings in elementary, middle, and high school.

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Arts Integration Network Summer Institute

Teacher Professional Development

For educators, the Arts Integration Network Summer Institute is professional development program for integrating the arts into core curriculum.

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