"The workshops that I attended were well organized, relevant to my daily lessons, and provided practical strategies for teaching." -- local teacher
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 20, 2013, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse, Sheffer Studio
Free and open to all area educators, administrators and social workers; reservations required
In this workshop, co-presented with Marji Lipshez-Shapiro of Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut, we will delve into contemporary issues raised by our world-premiere production of Oblivion. Designed as a workshop both for classroom teachers as well as for school counselors, administrators and social workers, it will begin with an introduction to the play, a brief dramaturgical discussion and several scene readings. Select readings will highlight how the parents and children in the play struggle to communicate, and will be used to launch a discussion regarding communication challenges between adults and children. The workshop will present techniques in discussing problem topics with young people and aims to increase the ability of teachers and parents to create meaningful conversations around difficult subjects. This workshop is inspired by the notion that artworks can serve as a call to action and as a means to address problems and issues in everyday life.
A light buffet dinner will be provided to all workshop participants.
For further information on our education programs, please contact Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of Education and Community Programs at email@example.com or by telephone at (203) 227-5137 x133.
Westport Country Playhouse is an approved CEU provider in the State of Connecticut.