Bring theatre into your classroom as a new way to engage student learning.
From day-long sessions to pre-show workshops, our teaching artists and staff are committed to designing the perfect professional development workshop to serve the specific needs of your group.
THEATRICAL TEACHING INSTITUTE.
Stimulate your own intellect and creativity while leveraging elements of theatre in the context of culturally responsive teaching practice.
Theatrical Teaching Institute is a pedagogical intensive introducing classroom teachers and teaching artists to Roundabout’s Theatrical Teaching Framework. Participants will engage in workshops and projects to apply basic theatrical elements—including theme, plot, spectacle, character, and more—to their academic content, lesson structure, classroom setting, and teaching presence.
Theatrical Teaching Institute is being reimagined from a 5-day intensive to a semester-long course. To be notified when registration is open for the new version of Theatrical Teaching Institute, please fill out this interest form.
POSTCARD PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Build ensemble, collaboration, and creative problem solving. This fast-paced workshop puts participants in the roles of designers, stage managers, actors, and marketing staff to fully produce a scene in the span of 2–3 hours.
Through text analysis, design concept meetings, and theatrical rehearsals, the workshop culminates with teams presenting an excerpt from a well known play or an original scene.
"The Postcard Production workshop that Roundabout presented was a strong representation of the active learning style that we are all striving for. We look forward to taking this work further in the next year. "— Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts Teacher
SCRIPT ANALYSIS AND THE COMMON CORE
Apply theatrical script analysis techniques to help your students approach new subject-specific texts, develop close reading skills, identify author’s purpose, make inferences, and provide evidence.
As is emphasized in the Common Core Standards, students will focus on the transition from skillful reading to skillful writing and use their knowledge of text to improve their writing.
"I never really considered the author's purpose when constructing a lesson. It's helpful to me, and it will be even more for my kids."— Bronx Theatre High School Teacher
COLLABORATIVE TEAM TEACHING
Practice team teaching in a creative and interactive workshop. This collaborative and ensemble driven workshop models team teaching by developing strategies to effectively implementing Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) in the classroom alongside other teachers.
"I loved the team teaching strategies in practice. Generally, we're just talked to. Today, we saw and practiced effective use of the CTT model."— Gramercy Arts High School Teacher
"This was the best PD I have been to in a LONG time. Very interesting to see team teaching work well." — Gramercy Arts High School Teacher
REHEARSAL AS REVIEW
Build awareness of the process of reviewing material in the classroom through the theatrical rehearsal process with your students.
Following strategies stage directors use during rehearsals, teachers will explore improvisation (rephrasing your own words), taking blocking notation (note-taking), and actors teaching understudies (peer-to-peer learning) as methods to help students more effectively process information.
"It is a great way to think about information in a new way and retain it better. It was also good to hear my colleagues' strategies for review. I'll be incorporating those into my classroom too."— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School Teacher
Attending a Roundabout production with your students? Our teaching artists will explore activities to connect the show to your curriculum.
Educators have access to discounted subscriptions to Roundabout productions as well as pre- and post-show workshops.