2021 TEACHING STRATFORD PROGRAM
Experiential Teaching and Learning Through Theatre
The Teaching Stratford Program is offered in three parts: virtual access
to productions, teacher professional development and student workshops. This
program takes place exclusively online.
The program aims to: provide students and teachers access to
dynamic, professional productions and intimate engagement with the artists who
create them; support teachers with resources and strategies to confidently and
creatively teach theatre and dramatic literature; and deepen student engagement
through inclusive, participatory learning experiences.
Teachers choose from one of four two-show packages. These two
shows will anchor their professional development and student workshop
- One two-show package for up to 40 participating students: $200
plus applicable taxes
- Teachers who wish to focus on only one play can access the
production and associated programming for up to 40 participating students for:
$175 plus applicable taxes
Full and partial financial
assistance is also available to ensure all who wish to participate are able to
take part. E-mail email@example.com to access the program this way.
You can register free of charge by selecting one of the packages
below. You will then receive a follow up e-mail to confirm the details of your
booking along with an invoice.
Each package includes a 30-minute recorded roundtable featuring
artists from the production, available on demand for both teachers and
The dates noted below are for the teacher professional development
workshops. Each workshop is live and offered only to registered teachers. Click
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more
details about the roundtables and professional development workshops.
- September 30 – BOOK NOW
- 6 - 6:45 p.m. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare and Transformation
- 7 - 7:45 p.m. R+J: Shakespeare and Adaptation
- MUSICAL THEATRE
- October 5 – BOOK NOW
- 6 - 6:45 p.m. Why We Tell the Story: Exploring the Black Musical Theatre Canon
- 7 - 7:45 p.m. You Can't Stop the Beat: Musical Theatre and the Human Experience
- MUSICAL SHAKESPEARE
- October 12 – BOOK NOW
- 6 - 6:45 p.m. I Am William: Allyship and Reimagining History
- 7 - 7:45 p.m. Play On: Shakespeare and Popular Culture
- CONTEMPORARY AND NEW CANADIAN THEATRE
- October 19 – BOOK NOW
- 6 - 6:45 p.m. Serving Elizabeth: Re-imagination and Reclamation
- 7 - 7:45 p.m. The Rez Sisters: Grief, Change and Resilience
Lastly, students then participate in one pre-show and one post-show virtual workshop
per production. These are facilitated by Stratford Festival Teaching Artists.
Each workshop is 45 minutes in length and will be scheduled at
mutually agreed upon times.
REGISTRATION, DATES & DETAILS
to Virtual Productions
- September 27- November 5
- Teachers can preview the productions before sharing them with their students
- Recorded Roundtables: October 7- November 22
- Workshops: September 30, October 5, 12 and 19 (6-6:45 and 7-7:45 p.m.)
- Pre-Show Workshops: October 14 - November 2
- Post-show Workshops: November 8 - November 26