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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.  Active games, interactive storytelling, communication exercises, and general discussion are all based off the production that the students see. Students are also free to ask about the theatrical elements in the show for some behind-the-scenes information. 

  • Price: $150* per classroom, per workshop
  • 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!”

*As part of First Stage's Access for All program, our Theater in Education programs have a range of discounts available.

  • Homeschools, Private Schools, and Public Schools with a student population of 0%-19% free/reduced lunch: Full price
  • Public Schools with a student population of 20%-39% free/reduced lunch: 20% reduction/subsidy
  • Public Schools with a student population of 40%-59% free/reduced lunch: 30% reduction/subsidy
  • Public Schools with a student population of 60%-100% free/reduced lunch: 40% reduction/subsidy

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

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