After School/Extended Day Learning

After school programming designed to fit your students’ skill levels and your program requirements.

Full Production

Let Hartford Stage direct your next school play! A Hartford Stage teaching artist/director will come to your school and lead your students through the entire production process, from auditions to performance. Most Full Production projects last 8-10 weeks and meet 2-4 times a week. A pre-production planning meeting between the teaching artist/director and school representative is required.

Process-Based Presentation

Process-Based Presentation projects focus on the process of creating a script or performance piece and culminate in an informal presentation open to the school community. Possible projects include a student-devised work, staff-written script, adaptation of a fairy/folk tale, short silent film, or improv performance. Most Process-Based Presentation projects last 4-6 weeks and meet 2-4 times a week and use minimal props and costumes. A pre-production planning meeting between the teaching artist and school representative is required.

Skill-Building Classes

Skill-Building Classes are designed to hone a specific skill or set of skills. These sessions are scheduled by the hour and can be used to introduce theatre skills, enhance literacy skills, or build an ensemble. See side bar for possible program skills.

Master Class

A Master Class is a one-time intensive workshop with a Hartford Stage teaching artists to explore a specific theatre topic in depth. Sample Master Class topics include:

  • Team-building
  • Theatre History or Styles
  • Storytelling
  • Puppetry
  • Design
  • Improv
  • Auditioning
  • Playwriting