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.
Teacher Advisory Council
Linda Haston, Education Director
Heather Sendera, Education Box Office Manager
Monica Stephenson, Education Coordinator
Ken Lutz, Global Classroom
Mary Delesio, Home School Coordinator
John Dolphin, Pine Richland High School
Kerry McGrath, Quaker Valley High School
Jennifer Wells, Clairton Middle/High School
Linda Withrow, Clairton Middle/High School
Wayne Brinda, Producing Artistic Director
Lawrence McCullough, Prime Stage Board Member
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 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.
Education Program Funding
Our Education Programs are funded in part by: