Westport Country Playhouse is committed to providing educational opportunities for
local teachers and arts administrators. We work to create educational programs that connect our shows to literature, history,
music history and performance, and other subjects in local school curricula. Professional Development workshops at Westport Country Playhouse are open to all teachers in the region, in
addition to arts administrators, staff, and home school educators/parents.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse, Sheffer Studio
Free and open to all educators; dinner provided; reservations required
To celebrate Arthur Miller's centenary, join Associate Artistic Director David Kennedy and Associate Artist Annie Keefe for a workshop for educators on The Crucible and Miller’s “tragedy of the common man.” The workshop will explore the play as a piece of dramatic literature, focusing on how its religious and social debates are rendered in spoken dialogue. Through a close reading of selected passages, educators will discover how to decode subtext and dramatic action as well as examine the play as a living work of art with both historical and contemporary relevance. Emphasis is placed on giving educators classroom tools for opening up the play, and Miller’s body of work, to students.
Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited. Register to attend by calling Chad Kinsman, 203-227-5137 x121 or email email@example.com
Our celebration and examination of Arthur Miller's work continues with our production of
October 6 - 24
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Westport Country Playhouse is an approved CEU provider in the State of Connecticut.