STUDENTS OF TODAY ARE THE ARTISTS OF TOMORROW. ATC’S LEARNING & EDUCATION PROGRAMS INSPIRE CREATIVITY IN SCHOOLS AND ACROSS THE STATE IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, BOTH CONNECTED TO OUR STAGE AND BEYOND OUR WALLS. YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF ATC MAKES PROGRAMS LIKE THESE POSSIBLE.
The live theatre experience is at the heart of everything we do in Learning & Education. We strive to make that experience accessible to students of all ages and abilities, whether that means subsidizing student tickets or providing contextualized lesson plans for the classroom.
Student Matinees allow us to share the live theatre experience at low or no cost to young people throughout Arizona. Each Student Matinee performance is followed by a post-show discussion with members of the cast and ATC staff, and informative Play Guides are available for teachers to enhance their students’ understanding of each play. Classroom visits and backstage tours are other possible extras to complete the Student Matinee experience.
Season Info: Tucson / Temple of Music and Art
Registration Form: Tucson / Temple of Music and Art
To schedule a student matinee field trip, please contact Jasmine Roth, Education Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Info: Phoenix / Herberger Theater Center
Registration Form: Phoenix / Herberger Theater Center
To schedule a student matinee field trip, please contact the Learning & Education team at email@example.com.
Student tickets to any regularly scheduled ATC performance are just $10 each! Call the Box Office for more information or to reserve your seats today:
Led by a member of ATC staff, post-show discussions are lively conversations between actors and audience about the play and its performance. Post-show discussions are offered after select regular performances and all Student Matinees.
These guides are created for each of our plays and are available as a free resource on our website. Play Guides cover topics relating to the play, contextual information about the period in which the play is set, and the process the play went through to reach production. For plays featured in our Student Matinee Series, Play Guides will include theatre and language arts-related lesson plans as well as discussion questions for the classroom.
Questions about our Play Guides?
Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program that culminates in fully realized productions performed on the main stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Arizona Theatre Company staff and professional teaching artists selected by ATC lead students through a variety of theatre classes that contribute to an experience that prepares young people for a creative and engaged life in the arts or in any field!
Registration information is coming soon! To be put on a wait list, please contact the Learning & Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional production photos are courtesy of Saguaro Shadows Photography.
Take a look at what Summer on Stage is all about!
Using theatre as a catalyst to inspire creativity, our Learning & Education staff and expert teaching artists travel to classrooms all over Arizona to help students unleash their own inner storyteller.
MyShakespeare makes the language, stories, and themes of Shakespeare accessible to young people across Arizona through active and dynamic workshops focused on the modern performance of classic texts.
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This workshop series captures the joy and playfulness as well as the cultural significance of storytelling. Through improvisation, active listening, and dramatic writing exercises, young people develop literacy skills while harnessing the energy and inventiveness of their own stories to create original pieces of theatre.
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Connecting performance and learning experiences to communities beyond Tucson and Phoenix.
If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. Our Learning & Education staff and teaching artists travel all over the state to bring the professional live theatre experience to Arizona communities near and far during week-long residencies tailored to suit your needs.
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This provides an immersion into the works of Shakespeare through a two-week residency and a student-produced and performed adaptation of a Shakespeare play. Experiential exercises remove the mystery and fear that prevents students from appreciating the stories behind Shakespeare’s intimidating language. Students are introduced to the fundamental skills utilized by professional theatre artists, such as ensemble techniques and teamwork, vocal clarity, and projection, which can have a lifelong impact. The project design enhances English Language Arts curriculum areas with the primary goal of using Shakespeare performance and the theatrical tradition as tools for increasing oral reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and greater understanding of cultural literacy as well as defining a sense of confidence and self-worth in each student.