School Residencies

Ignite Curiosity.

American Stage Education provides innovative in-person and virtual classroom residencies for grades K-12. With a variety of focus areas, our residency programs take art integration to a new level, bringing professional theatre and theatre makers into the classroom.

For more information or to request a program in your school, contact us at education@americanstage.org or 727.823.1600 ext 212.

Explore the robust fabric of the American Theatre, and the essential contributions of artists and experts from various backgrounds and cultures throughout our history. Residencies will highlight the impact of a theatre makers, artists and professionals with a specific focus on BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women representation.

Grade Recommendation: 6-12

Current Series Available: African American Theatre Legacy

Standard Connections: SS.912.P.9.8, SS.912.A.2.5, SS.912.A.5.7, SS.912.A.5.6, SS.912.A.5.10, SS.912.A.7.5, SS.912.P.10.6, SS.912.P.10.12

Learn from the experts and technicians who create and run American Stage productions. Students will explore the areas and applications of stage management, sound design, lighting & electrics, set design & construction, and scenic painting.

Grade Recommendation: 9-12

Standard Recommendation: TH.912.O.3.1, TH.912.O.3.2, TH.912.F.1.4, TH.68.S.2.1, TH.68.S.2.2

Work with American Stage Professional Teaching Artists to learn the basics of playwriting. Students will explore concepts like story structure, character development and relevant themes. To complete the residency, professional actors will perform staged readings of student-written work.

Grade Recommendation: 3-5, 6-12

Standard Connections: LAFS.K12.W.4.10, TH.912.O.2.1, TH.912.F.1.1, TH.912.O.2.6, TH.68.O.3.3

The language of the Bard and the joy of the theatre collide in this residency aligned with state standards. Students will explore Shakespearean texts, through script analysis, scene study and enjoy live or pre-recorded Shakespearean scene performances.

Grade Recommendation: 6-12

Current Plays Covered: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It

Standard Recommendation: LAFS.1112.RL.3.7 ;  LAFS.910.W.3.9; TH.68.S.1; TH.912.C.; LAFS.K12.R.4.10

Live. Laugh. IMPROV! This residency encourages fearlessness, flexibility and focus. Students will explore a variety of improvisational games and exercises that promote creative collaboration and spontaneity.

Grade Recommendation: K-2, 3-5, 6-12

Standard Recommendation: TH.3.C.1; TH.4.S.1;  TH.5.S.2; TH.68.S.1; TH.912.S.3