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

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National Education Association

Stage Agent

The International Literacy Association

Egan-Simon, D. (2022) Do school trips to the theatre provide any educational benefits?
Research Summary, Research Hub.

How Theatre Educates: Convergences and Counterpoints with Artists, Scholars and Advocates. Edited by Kathleen Gallagher and David Booth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Inc., 2003.

Hornbrook, D. (1997). Education and Dramatic Art (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Nine Strategies for Promoting Student Engagement

A Ladder to Literacy - Wayne Brinda, Ed.D.

From Carrots to Caring: Motivating Students to Read

Spark a passion for reading: 15 ways to motivate daily reading practice

Teacher Advisory Council

Linda Haston, Education Director
John Dolphin, Education Consultant & Global Classroom
Kerry Benson, Quaker Valley High School
Mary Delesio, Home School Coordinator
Ken Lutz, Retired Music Teacher
Ryan Pontzloff, North Allegheny High School
Dennis Reagle, Shaler Middle School
Wayne Brinda, Ed.D., Producing Artistic Director
Lawrence McCullough, Ph.D,, Prime Stage Board Member

Education Program Funding

Our Education Programs are funded in part by:

The Grable Foundation, The Laurel Foundation, Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation, General Dollar Literacy Foundation, McKinney Charitable Trust of the PNC Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation