"It's so wonderful to have a professional theater in our local community, and it's all that more special when you open your doors to educators for professional development."
"The workshops that I attended were well organized, relevant to my daily lessons, and provided practical strategies for teaching."
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, October 7, 2013, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
The Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse, Sheffer Studio
Free and open to all area educators; reservations required
In this workshop, presented by Westport Country Playhouse Associate Artistic Director David Kennedy and Associate Artist Annie Keefe, we will present classroom techniques on how to bring dramatic texts to life in informal script readings. Theatrical scripts are written to be seen rather than simply read, and this workshop will aim to provide tools for teachers in encouraging their students to approach a work of drama as a performance piece. Using excerpts from both classical and modern drama, we will present techniques on how to teach students to find clues and how to discern stage meaning hidden in the written text. The workshop will also include practical exercises, taught by Annie Keefe, resident director of the Script in Hand series at Westport Country Playhouse.
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.