Education at Roundabout
Since 1996, Education at Roundabout has offered nationally recognized programs that use the stimulating power of the arts to inspire and engage. The deep impact and breadth of our work is a result of programs and curricula curated specifically to reach students, teachers, early career professionals, and our audiences.
Education at Roundabout offers the following programs:
Roundabout Teaching Artists partner with educators to deliver classroom residencies in any subject area, afterschool programs in theatre production, and professional development for faculty. All school programs are connected to Roundabout’s productions and include field trips to the theatre.
STUDENT PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
In this student-run theatre company, modeled after Roundabout’s professional theatre production process, high school students from public schools across New York City are mentored by industry professionals and work as writers, actors, designers, and company leaders to mount their own original play in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre.
THEATRICAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Building on our long partnership with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Roundabout provides a three-year program for 18-24 year-olds which includes trade skills training and job placement, bringing a new generation into the field.
Roundabout offers a variety of programs to train and mentor the next generation of theatre artists and leaders.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
Roundabout offers a host of short and long-term customized professional development workshops for school leaders, teachers, and teaching artists to add to their toolkit of teaching skills and awaken their creativity.
REACHING NEW AUDIENCES
Through THEATRE ACCESS
and THEATRE PLUS
, Roundabout provides deeply discounted and subsidized tickets to school groups along with specially curated educational programming and resources.
"IS 237 has a multi-ethnic population. The ESL population has grown significantly over the years. [In 1994,] approximately 25% of our students were meeting state standards in English Language Arts. We also were designated as a School In Need of Improvement by the State. By 2009, approximately 75% of our students were meeting state standards in English, we were no longer a School In Need of Improvement and we received an “A” rating on our School Report Card. I am convinced that this was largely due to our partnership with Roundabout Theatre."
–Joseph D. Cantata, Principal Emeritus & Member Education Committee Roundabout Theater