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"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."

Prime Stage is committed to meeting the needs of educators. We invite you to take advantage of our great programs designed just for you!

Supported in part by American Eagle Outfitters, the Grable Foundation, the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation

Programs & Resources

Virtual Act 48 Workshop


Next workshop coming in the summer.

Literacy in ACTion

Literacy in Action

Lesson Plans created and used by teachers in the Literacy in ACTion Program:
Lesson Plan - Bentworth High School, Dana Lusk

Field Trips (Student Matinees)

Field Trips

Our Field Trips (Student Matinees) are a cornerstone of our educational outreach - students experience the "magic of live theatre" first hand and make powerful, lifelong connections with literature.

Resource Guides


Download Resource Guides created for each Prime Stage production to use in your classroom. Choose the material which you are reading.

Outreach Programs

Global Classroom

Global Classroom: connecting local students with those in other schools, regions and countries.

The Prime Stage Global Classroom program is a special opportunity for students to connect, share ideas and experiences, and see how literature can be brought to life. These students are drawn from the local Pittsburgh area, as well as other parts of the state and country; we’ve even connected with students in Northern Ireland and Latin America! They can attend public or private schools, cyber schools, or home school --- anywhere an Internet connection is available.

Using video conferencing technology, the Global Classroom program focuses on a current Prime Stage production. Through guided discussion, students explore the book that inspired the stage production. They learn about the challenges and techniques that are part of the process that transforms a work of literature into a live stage play.

Cast members from the production always attend and perform a scene or two from the play; they bring amazing insight to the discussions. Above all, these sessions create a judgement-free environment, where students are encouraged to freely express their ideas and emotions and listen respectfully as others do the same. It’s a remarkable experience!

If you would like your students to participate in this program, email

Young Women’s Cultural Collaborative

Our Young Women’s Cultural Collaborative program connects adolescents from diverse cultures as they read two works of literature, see two professional theatre adaptations and share their responses and stories with each to build bridges between and among cultures.

Education Program Funding

Our Education Programs are funded in part by:

The Grable Foundation, American Eagle Outfitters, The Laurel Foundation, Macy's, PNC Charitable Trust, Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation

Prime Stage Theatre is eligible to receive EITC Funding. You can support our education programs and make sure students see theatre and read - click here.