We Love Teachers
"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
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)
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.
Download Resource Guides created for each Prime Stage production to use in your classroom. Choose the material which you are reading.
On-line Resources for adolescent reluctant
and struggling readers
- 5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers
- Resources for Reluctant Readers
- 12 Incredible Resources for Struggling Readers
- Take 5: Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers
- Winning Back Your Reluctant Readers
- The Hodgepodge
We also have Other Resources about adolescent literacy.
Walk and Talk Shakespeare Workshops
An ACT 48 Credited Workshop Hosted by Prime Stage Theatre
Teachers can earn 7 Act 48 credit hours with this day long (ACT 48 credited) workshop for English/Drama teachers to facilitate the learning and teaching of Shakespeare with Director of Twelfth Night, Andy Kirtland, Elena Alexandratos and Linda Haston as presenters.
For more information, email email@example.com
Global Classroom for local schools and those beyond our region and country.
“We hope to have students recognize how literature affects their life,” said Tim Devlin, a member Prime Stage's board of directors. Devlin wants students to “recognize diversity and how different cultures bring literature to life.” Devlin said “The students in Belfast were tremendously curious about life in the U.S., and the students in Belfast really intrigued the Pine-Richland students.”
Using digital video technology, local students connect with students beyond our region and country.
We have connected with students in Belfast, Ireland, with students from Israel, and here's a video with students in the Dominican Republic for In the Time of the Butterflies.
If you would like your students to participate in this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Teacher Advisory Council
Linda Haston, Education Director
Elena Alexandratos, Education Coordinator
Ken Lutz, Global Learning
Heather Sendera, Student Matinee Coordinator
John Dolphin, Pine Richland High School
Jennifer Wells, Clairton Middle/High School
Linda Withrow, Clairton Middle/High School
Wayne Brinda, Producing Artistic Director
Timothy Devlin, Prime Stage Board Member
Sueanne Zoratto, Prime Stage Board Member
Education Program Funding
Our Education Programs are funded in part by: