Trinity Rep’s dedication to education through art is one of our guiding principles as the State Theater of Rhode Island. We are excited to work with you to bring the magic of theater to your students.
Bring your students to theater at one of our Project Discovery student matinees, or we can bring theater to your students through our Creative Classrooms program.
Project Discovery has given more than 1.4 million students the chance to experience live professional theater at a discounted rate through student matinees. Through Project Discovery, we offer study guides, in-school workshops and residencies for students, as well as professional development and preview nights for teachers.
Project Discovery Plus
Each season, we select an educational centerpiece show which is curriculum-tied as our Project Discovery Plus play. This year we selected Macbeth by William Shakespeare, one of the most commonly read texts in English Language Art classrooms. When a group purchases tickets to a Project Discovery performance of Macbeth, they receive a comprehensive written study guide PLUS up to three, free in-school workshops with their students. These workshops are led by our education and artistic staff as well as our actors and sometimes the creative team, and can focus on themes, the production itself, Shakespearean language, acting and more. We also provide a video study guide to be shown in the classroom.
We ask Creative Writing, English, and Theater teachers to assign a ten-minute play as a part of their classroom curriculum, and then have them submit all completed plays, free-of-charge. Submissions are open to any and all Grade 9-12 students within the New England area. Submitted scripts are adjudicated through a blind submission process by Trinity Rep Education, Artistic, and Literary staff. Each year, four winners are selected with at least one winner from a Providence, RI high school.
Applications for Write Here! Write Now! 2019 are due on March 19, 2019.
Play submissions will be reviewed by Trinity Rep staff and winners will be announced on April 23, 2019. The winning playwrights will participate in a play development session before having the plays read in front of an audience of friends and family on May 21, 2019.
Creative classrooms is an arts integration program focused on building community and developing 21st century skills.
Trinity Rep offers several opportunities for artists to visit your school or community. Options range from working with teachers doing curriculum-based projects to design-based workshops to spearheading an annual production. The length of programs can range from a one-time workshop to a full year residency, depending on expected outcomes. Please see our menu of options below and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.