Studio In Play: The Student Matinee Program encourages teachers to bring their students to the theatre for an extraordinary theatre experience which includes reduced price or free theatre tickets, in-class workshops, post-show discussions, and study guide materials.
The mission of the In Play Program is:
To encourage students to develop a sense of agency and ownership in the practice of theatregoing.
Studio In Play: The Student Matinee Program offers a broad and integrated curriculum that connects students with the artists’ process of creating the work they will view and incorporates national education standards into our study guides and in-class workshops. These innovations provide a more comprehensive experience for teachers and students, and help integrate the work on Studio’s stages with proven pedagogical outcomes.
Teachers of grades 9-12 in all content areas. For more information about the content of specific shows, please call Aurelia Clunie at 202.232.7267 ext. 510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Preview Tickets: Two tickets to a preview performance of the play, so teachers may become more familiar with the work before bringing their students.
In Play Study Guide: An in-depth set of essays on the play, the playwright, and themes of the play.
In-Class Workshop: An interactive workshop with teaching artists from Studio Theatre.
The Performance: Free tickets to a special student matinee performance for DC Public and Charter Schools and discounted tickets for area private schools.
Post-Show Conversation: An opportunity for students to ask actors any questions about their lives as actors and the production itself.
All DC public and charter schools are eligible to receive free tickets to any of the productions in Studio’s student matinee series. For free tickets, DC public and charter schools should register through the Arts and Humanities for Every Student lottery found here. All other area students are eligible for deeply discounted tickets ($20 each).
Studio Theatre teaching artists lead an interactive workshop designed to offer students entry points to topics and themes explored in the play, make connections between the play and their lives, and engage with the creation of the performance. Workshops typically last one full class period and teaching artists can do multiple class visits for one school.
An in-depth set of essays on the play, the playwright, and themes of the play, the resource guide provides historical and artistic context for the play. These provide students with an inside look into how actors, directors, and other theatre artists use research and imagination to create engaging theatrical works. Resource guides include activities for students and teachers to do after seeing the play.
Yes! We are happy to give students the opportunity to use our study guides as a resource for their own research into and work on various productions. Please contact email@example.com.
Studio produces plays that reflect the contemporary world and frequently contain adult content. We recommend our Studio In Play program for high school students. If you want more information or have questions about the content of our shows and their appropriateness for young people, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to provide additional information.
Designed to promote dialogue between theatre artists and youth, this is a great opportunity for students to ask cast members about their lives as actors and the production itself.
DC Public Schools and DC Charter Schools, please click here.
For all other schools requesting discount tickets, please contact email@example.com.
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