In partnership with The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Palo Alto Unified School District present:

Opening the Curtain: Artists in Conversation with Students








Do your students know what kinds of careers exist in the performing arts? It's not just actors! There are lighting designers, properties masters, lyricists, and so many more. Now, TheatreWorks is giving you a unique opportunity to share these professional paths with your students every month with Opening the Curtain, a new series featuring Bay Area high school students in conversation with working artists and artisans about careers in the performing arts.

This new series will educate students about some lesser-known career options, while also addressing ELA content, engaging students in public speaking, interviewing skills, and reflective writing.

CLICK HERE to download the reflective writing questions. 

To sign-up for a monthly reminder about Opening the Curtain, please email

For more information, please contact either Jeffrey Lo and/or Taylor McQuesten, at and