The Education Department supports the artistic mission of Westport Country Playhouse by working to make live
theater accessible to our entire community: through the presentation of student matinees, family-friendly shows, and community
programs; and through the development of supportive teaching materials that connect our Season and family shows to local school
curricula and age-appropriate literature.
The Education Department additionally contributes to the creation of the next
generation of theater artists by managing the Joanne Woodward Internship Program, a nationally respected training program for
emerging professionals. Through our community programs, we seek to engage our region without regard to age, experience, or
economic means; and through our partnerships with other local cultural institutions, we aim to establish Westport Country
Playhouse as a site for artistic collaboration and discourse.