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For K-12 Students

$10 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

Triad Stage is proud to offer Student Rush tickets for every performance. Student Rush tickets are available as walk-up sales at the Triad Stage Box Office one hour before each performance. One ticket per student ID, subject to availability.

STUDENT MATINEES

Join us for student matinees to four of Triad Stage's 2017/2018 productions. Dates are below:

Greensboro
South Pacific: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 @ 10:30am
Beautiful Star: Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 10:30am
A Raisin in the Sun: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 @ 10:30am
Winston-Salem
A Christmas Carol
  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017 @ 10:30am
  • Friday, December 1st, 2017 @ 10:30am
  • Thursday, December 7th @ 10:30am
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 @ 10:30am
  • Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 10:30am
Our Town: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 10:30am

Student matinee tickets can be reserved by calling the Triad Stage Box Office at (336) 272-0160 or emailing us at boxoffice@triadstage.org.

Interested in an extended experience for your students? New this season, we are excited to offer pre- and post-show workshops for groups who attend student matinees. These one-hour workshops can be scheduled at your convenience and on your campus. Contact Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org for more information or to book a workshop.

FIELD TRIPS

Want to get to know more about what happens backstage? Schedule a field trip to Triad Stage in Greensboro!

Field trips include a tour of Triad Stage's main facility (including the Pyrle Theater and its backstage area) and a theater-based workshop in one of the main spaces (the Pyrle Theater, the professional Sloan Rehearsal Hall, or the UpStage Cabaret space). Field trips are appropriate for students in grades 3 and up. Teachers can choose from one of several workshop options, or can work with Triad Stage learning staff members to design a workshop that corresponds to their curriculum. Choices for workshops are below:

Grades 3-5:
  • Actor's Toolbox (90 minutes): An introduction to the basic tools of performance
  • Building an Ensemble (90 minutes): Performance-based games and activities designed to help establish a constructive and creative classroom environment
  • Introduction to Design (90 minutes): Practice text analysis skills to find clues about visual elements of a script and create a collaborative scenic design
Grades 6-8:
  • Building an Ensemble (90 minutes): Performance-based games and activities designed to help establish a constructive and creative classroom environment
  • Introduction to Shakespeare (90 minutes-3 hours): Learn techniques to understand and perform Shakespeare
Grades 9-12:
  • Introduction to Shakespeare (90 minutes-3 hours): Learn techniques to understand and perform Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Devising (90 minutes-3 hours): Experience what it means to collaboratively tell a story using text, voice, and movement

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

ARTS INTEGRATION

Enliven your classroom curriculum with an arts integration residency from Triad Stage! We are excited to customize our arts-based activities to meet your academic goals for a specific lesson or unit. Arts integration has a number of proven benefits, both academic and social-emotional, for students. For more information, contact Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org.

Elementary

For students in PreK-5th grade, we can explore topics of all curricular areas, including English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, as well as social-emotional principles such as bystander intervention in bullying situations and empathy-building through taking on the perspectives of others.

Residencies are generally five one-hour sessions, which can take place over one week or once a week over a five-week period.

Examples of residencies for elementary students include:

  • Kindergarten/1st Grade Literacy: Exploring conflict resolution surrounding a story (The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah), or problem-solving and overcoming obstacles through story (The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch)
  • 2nd Grade Science: Exploring cycles (such as transitions between states of matter, the water cycle, or the life cycle of a plant) through movement and character-building, while simultaneously reinforcing the meaning of vocabulary words
  • 3rd/4th Grade Math: Practicing solving for perimeter of polygons and other mathematical skills by stepping into character as architects or interior designers
  • 3rd-5th Grade Social Studies: Mapping important community events and stepping into character such as important community figures, as well as collecting and sharing stories within the school community.
Middle School

For students in grades 6th-8th, we can explore topics of all curricular areas. Some examples might include:

  • Persuasive or Creative Writing: Using performance-based activities to explore the construction of arguments, the use of imagery and descriptive language, and the crafting of story arcs
  • Exploring NAFTA (Social Studies): Using drama techniques, students can explore the events that led to the NAFTA treaty, considering the perspectives of different nations and individuals and the treaty's impact on people and the environment
High School

For high school students, we can tailor programming to address learning goals in many academic areas. Examples might include:

  • Understanding Shakespeare and Other Classic Texts: Triad Stage teaching artists can adapt techniques professional actors use in rehearsal to help students understand and make connections to complex literary texts.
  • Activating Nonfiction: Using active, engaging arts-based strategies, we can offer students comprehension strategies for nonfiction texts (such as newspaper articles and academic papers), as well as help connect to the importance of making clear arguments with support and fact-checking information you read
  • Ethical Dilemmas: Triad Stage teaching artists can create a role-play scenario surrounding an ethical dilemma in science or social studies, anything from implementing a school uniform policy to the effects of using alternative energy sources

Not seeing something that works ideally with your curriculum? Let us design a program specifically for you! Contact Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org for details!

THEATER SKILLS WORKSHOPS

We offer a variety of skills-based theater workshops and residencies for middle and high school drama and theater classes. These programs can consist of three or five sessions, and are based on specific theater performance and design techniques. Choose from the following options:

  • Devised Performance
  • Shakespeare Text Analysis and Monologue Work
  • Stage Management
  • Puppetry
  • Playwriting
  • Collaborative Process (focusing on working with directors, designers, cast members, etc.).
  • Site-Specific Performance
  • More options coming soon!

Not seeing exactly what you're looking for? Let us design a program specifically for you! Contact Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org for details!

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Are you looking for a way to enhance your school's fine and performing arts classes? Partnering with Triad Stage for after-school classes is a great way to offer engaging, arts-based programming for students in grades K-12. All curriculum is aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Arts Education.

We are currently offering the following options for after-school classes.

Actor's Toolbox

In this fun, active program, which uses both popular youth literature and young people's own stories as a guide, elementary school students can build foundational skills in performance and storytelling. This program focuses on using the key elements of body, voice, and imagination. Students also build skills in collaboration, public speaking, and literacy. Program includes six one-hour sessions (once a week for six weeks) and is ideal for 6-18 students. Curriculum can be tailored for students in either grades K-2 or 3-5. Program can culminate in a sharing for family and friends if desired.

Shakespeare Experience

Middle and high school students can engage in this fast-paced, active program that invites them to make connections with the Bard's text and principles of performance. Program includes six ninety-minute sessions (once a week for six weeks) and is ideal for 6-12 students and can be tailored for either middle school or high school students. Program can culminate in a sharing for family and friends if desired.

Devising Basics

Middle and high school students will learn the basics of making their own performances through a variety of creative techniques. Students will practice writing, storytelling, creative movement, and collaboration over the course of six ninety-minute sessions (once a week for six weeks). This program is ideal for 10-12 students and can be tailored for either middle school or high school students. Program can culminate in a sharing for family and friends if desired.

Tell Your Story
Over the course of six to twelve ninety-minute sessions, middle and high school students can create their own digital stories using iMovie. Students will work both individually and collaboratively to write stories and capture images and sound to tell stories that are important to them and their communities. They will also develop skills in creative writing, public speaking, and visual literacy. Workshops can be tailored for either middle or high school students. Ideal number is 6-18. **It is ideal for this workshop to have access to at least one iPad per group of three students enrolled.

Not seeing exactly what you need? Email Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org to inquire about designing an after-school curriculum specifically for your students!

AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

In 2016 we collaborated with NC A&T State University to produce the inaugural Greensboro regional finals of this national competition, and we are already working on plans to participate again in 2018. More information coming soon!

NORTH CAROLINA YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

We proudly host this an annual festival sponsored by the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators (NCTAE) and UNCG Theatre Education. For more information about the NC Young Playwrights Festival, please visit their website.

TRIAD STAGE THEATER CAMPS AND CLASSES

In the 2018-2019 season, we will be launching on-site classes that explore diverse elements of making theater and the creative process, including acting, playwriting, design, devising, and many more! Stay tuned to this page for updates or sign up for updates here. More information about camps and on-site classes beginning in spring 2018.