Workshops for the 21-22 season are currently unavailable. We hope to offer these opportunities again in the future!

Workshop experiences are single visit theatre experiences facilitated by RLT’s professional teaching artists in your classroom.

Stories Alive!

Grades: PreK-5
Number of sessions: 1
Cost: $80/classroom

In this one hour workshop, students will participate in theatre exercises designed to sharpen skills every actor needs. A check in or introduction exercise invites students to think outside the box and engage their imaginations. Warm up exercises help loosen the body and tighten (focus) the brain. Movement exercises help young actors learn to communicate with their bodies. Vocal exercises teach students that the tone of their voices says more than the words themselves. Students then activate a story by embodying the characters, interacting with one another and the facilitator within the imagined world of the story.

Teachers may choose from a variety of stories representing different cultures, supporting important character traits or expanding the students understanding of a school topic. Stories Alive! may be facilitated as a single workshop or a multi-session residency according to the goals of the classroom.

NC Essential Standards: Theatre Arts C.1.1, C.1.2

Note: Funding is available for this workshop through the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County Artists in Schools Program.

Words Words Words – Activating Shakespeare

Grades: 6-10
Number of sessions: 1-2
Cost: $80/hour session

Kick off your Shakespeare unit in class with this active one or two day workshop! Students will explore the magnificence of Shakespeare’s text and learn how to decode his flowery speech to build their confidence in approaching the text. Students will activate their bodies, voices and imaginations to create a personal and fun connection to Shakespeare’s text. Through performance activities, students will explore the different tools Shakespeare employs in his writing to reveal character, intention, and action for actors. All examples used during the workshop can connect to the play your class is studying.

NC Essential Standards: Theatre Arts C.1.1, C.1.2

Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Cost: please inquire for a quote

In half or full day sessions, RLT offers customized professional development (PD) workshops for your school’s educators. Participate in an active PD session as you learn drama-based strategies for teaching content across the curriculum.

Possible PD topics include:

RLT is committed to supporting teachers in our community, and can collaborate with your school to meet your professional development needs through the arts.

Currently one PD session is offered at no cost to all schools who book RLT’s Literacy Through Drama residency for one grade level at their school.

Book A Workshop

To book a workshop in your classroom, please contact:

Meredyth Pederson Cooper
Director of Education
919-821-4579 x245