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.
$80/hour plus mileage 55 cents/mile
Workshops and Residencies
Director in Residence
We work with your cast and crew to direct your students in a play or musical. Our method is very process-driven, working to create characters and hone acting skills during rehearsal and tech. Depending on your budget and schedule, we can help you gather a full team including a music director, choreographer, and designers as well.
If you are experiencing writer’s block and are not sure where to begin, we have plenty of methods to spark creativity. We can send a playwright to your school to introduce basic structure or workshop developed pieces. We also have an annual 10-minute student playwriting competition called Write Here! Write Now! which you can assign to your classes, and winners receive a professional staged reading of their play here at Trinity Rep.
Rather than simply reading a book, why not turn it into your next school’s annual production? We can send a crew from Trinity Rep to help you and your students through the entire process. Teaching artists can walk them through the many different forms of adaptations (spoofs, musicals, modern takes, and more) to help your students get a close reading of the text and connect to the characters and themes in a meaningful way.
Improvisation is a vital tool for every person, regardless of their desired career path. We improvise every day, responding to our given circumstances. Improv teaches us to listen, to react, to say “yes, and -” build on each others’ ideas. Our teaching artists can run improv workshops with your students, employees, or clients, helping them to refresh and become better at quick thinking and collaborating.
Design or Special Skills
We can have a highly skilled member of our staff lead educational workshops detailing the nuts and bolts of creating successful, innovative, and creative design elements for a show. Past design-based workshops include special effects makeup, basic sewing, lighting design, and set consultations.
We also have artists with specific specialties that can share their methods with your students, such as dance of all varieties, fight choreography, and dialects.
Have something you are trying to teach your students but you can’t get it just right? Let us help by turning it into an arts-integrated, active curriculum.
Looking for a fun activity for your students? They don’t call it a play for nothing! In these workshops, our teaching artists come to you with theater activities that will allow your students and faculty to bond, establish a more trusting environment, and have a more fulfilling theater experience. No acting experience necessary, so wallflowers need not be afraid.
Inside The Actors Studio
Host a theater artist at your school to talk about what it means to be an actor and the different processes one must go through in order to perfect their craft. Our actors are also educators and can articulate what it is they do in a way that will inspire your class. Q&A or lecture formats are available.
Trinity Rep teaching artists can work with your students on eliminating the fear of public speaking through acting techniques. Focusing on diction, body language, and connecting with audiences, our artists will create leaders within your school.