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TEACHING SHAKESPEARE AND (NEW) TEACHING MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAMS

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PROGRAM DETAILS


These programs pair elementary and secondary level teachers with professional artists to explore how active and innovative approaches can make the work on our stages accessible and highly engaging to students. For just the cost of a student matinée in September-November 2018, you receive two days of professional development in collaboration with Festival artists plus a pre and post-show artist visit to your school, and a Prologue (for Teaching Shakespeare) or a free post-show chat (for Teaching Musical Theatre).

To take advantage of this offer, you are required to attend the PD sessions for the program(s) in August and bring a minimum of either 3 classes (per teacher) or 5 classes (per school) per program to your selected performance(s). If you are participating in the Teaching Musical Theatre Program you must attend a musical production with your students and if you are in the Teaching Shakespeare Program you must attend a Shakespeare production with your students.

New: Teaching Musical Theatre Program | August 21 and 22

In three stages, this program provides everything you need to introduce musical theatre to students of any age!

Stage 1: Teacher Professional Development | August 21 and 22

Immerse yourself in the world of The Music Man andThe Rocky Horror Show! Explore how to build musical theatre into your curriculum. Work and socialize with Stratford Festival company members while you learn. This two-day workshop includes a free ticket to both productions.

Stage 2: Artists in Your Classroom | September, October and November

A professional actor will visit your classroom once before your visit to the Stratford Festival and once post-show. These workshops will put into practice what you developed together in August, exciting students about their visit and deepening their engagement with the production and the art form.

Stage 3: Student Matinée | September, October and November

All Teaching Musical Theatre Program classes receive a free post-show chat with an actor immediately following their matinée performance of either The Music Man or The Rocky Horror Show.

Registration

The only costs to participate in the program are your students’ theatre tickets and transportation. Please see registration form for terms and conditions. To take advantage of this offer, you are required to attend the PD sessions for the program(s) in August and bring a minimum of either three classes per teacher or five classes per school to a selected musical production in the fall of 2018.

Deposit

If you register for the Teaching Musical Theatre Program before booking your tickets, a non-refundable deposit of $137.86 (taxes included) for your ticket order must accompany your registration.

Note: If you are a teacher in the United States, you are still eligible to participate. Please contact us for details.

Teaching Shakespeare Program: Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23

Everything you need to introduce Shakespeare to students!

Register for either Elementary or Secondary teaching panels.

Stage 1: Teacher Professional Development | August 22 and 23

Immerse yourself for three days in Shakespeare and learn our drama-based teaching strategies from the inside. Work and socialize with Stratford Festival company members. This two-day workshop includes a free ticket to each of the three Shakespeare productions on offer this year.

Stage 2: Artists in Your Classroom | September, October and November

A professional actor will visit your classroom once before your visit to the Stratford Festival and once post-show. These workshops will put into practice what you developed together in August, exciting students about their visit and deepening their engagement with the production and the art form.

Stage 3: Student Matinée | September, October and November

All Teaching Shakespeare Program classes receive free tickets to a Prologue on the morning of their matinée visit, subject to availability.

Registration

The only costs to participate in the program are your students’ theatre tickets and transportation. Please see registration form for terms and conditions. To take advantage of this offer, you are required to attend the PD sessions for the program(s) in August and bring a minimum of either three classes per teacher or five classes per school to a selected Shakespeare production in the fall of 2018.

Deposit

If you register for the Teaching Shakespeare Program before booking your tickets, a non-refundable deposit of $137.86 (taxes included) for your ticket order must accompany your registration.

Note: If you are a teacher in the United States, you are still eligible to participate. Please contact us for details.


Teaching Musical Theatre Program Info Sheet

Teaching Shakespeare Program Info Sheet

Registration Form

If your school serves low-income families, you can apply for a transportation expenses subsidy with the bus subsidy form.

Please include a quote for school-bus transportation with your subsidy request.

Questions? Send us an email or call the Education Department: 1.800.561.1233, extension 2319.

"This workshop is the best that I have ever attended in over 20 years of teaching and professional development. I was completely inspired to bring the world of Shakespeare to my Grade 5 students, and they, in turn, responded with the utmost enthusiasm.”

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