Pre and Post-Show Workshops

Pre-show and post-show workshops are 45-minute interactive sessions that take place in the classroom the week before or the week after a classroom’s trip to see a First Stage performance.

Students develop a deeper understanding of the play’s themes as well as a stronger connection to the curricular ties explored within the show.  The post-show workshops include an extended talkback with the Teaching Artist.

  • Price: $50 per classroom
  • Grade levels:  K4 – 8
  • WI Model Academic Standards – Theatre: A.4.1, B.4.1, B.4.2, B.8.2, B.8.4, B.8.7, D.4.4, C.4.2, C.8.3, E.4.1, E.8.1.  P21 Skills: Collaboration and Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Leadership and Responsibility

 What teachers have said about First Stage workshops:

  • “The workshop was very well prepared and fun for the class. The students were all very engaged – and laughing and smiling, and everyone wanted to volunteer. It was great to the see the students reading from the script and acting out mini-scenes.”
  • “The workshops are always so engaging, and they really get the kids thinking. The addition of the workshop experience makes our trip to the theater really great!”

To make a classroom workshop reservation, please email education@firststage.org or call (414) 267-2978.

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