Education Program

Teaching Artists Train for a New Challenge

The World Theatre Project, Theatre for a New Audience’s in-school program that introduces students grades 5-12 to Shakespeare, began this month with annual training for Teaching Artists. This year’s program focuses on Measure for Measure, the Theatre’s upcoming Shakespeare production that will be directed by Arin Arbus, who staged last season’s award-winning Othello. During the…Read More »

Theatre Partners with Lehman College

This fall, Theatre for a New Audience will begin a new educational partnership with Lehman College. During the 14-week fall semester, Education Director Joe Giardina will co-teach a graduate course to current and aspiring teachers on methods of teaching Shakespeare in the classroom. The class will focus on Othello and use the Theatre’s public school…Read More »

From the World Theatre Project

This year, as part of our education program’s World Theatre Project, 6th grader Laith Zuaiter and his classmates studied the plot, character and language of Shakespeare’s Othello. Led by teaching artist Erin McCready, they explored in-depth how Shakespeare’s language expresses the intense emotions of the characters. For homework, the students were asked to choose one…Read More »

Presenting Othello to Young Ears

The World Theatre Project, one of Theatre for a New Audience’s classroom residency programs, kicks off in January. For students, the program combines the experience of seeing a classical play with in-depth classroom work. The idea behind the program is that, with guidance, young people will respond to the language and timeless themes of classical…Read More »

Theatre’s Education Director In the Field

For the third year in a row, the Theatre√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Education Director, Joe Giardina, co-chaired the annual Face to Face Conference. This year√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s conference, held in October at New York University and attended by more than 500 metropolitan area arts educators, addressed current issues faced by arts education organizations in the New York area. As co-chair,…Read More »

Coming up!

An Evening of Dostoevsky at the 92nd Street Y As part of the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Reading Series, Jeffrey Horowitz will join Bruce Myers to discuss The Grand Inquisitor and read excerpts from the play. Monday, November 10, 8:00pm, Lexington Ave at 92nd Street. Visit for more information. Edward Bond visits New…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… The Summer Arts Institute

Summertime doesn’t always mean vacation for NYC’s public school students. Now in its sixth year, The Summer Arts Institute provides over 200 talented students in grades 8-12 with the opportunity to attend a free, intensive program at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Many participants go on to specialized arts high schools or conservatories. Organized by…Read More »

Shakespeare Fellows’ Project Receives Significant Grant

Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Shakespeare Fellows√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ Project has received a significant Faculty Humanities Workshop grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).√Ǭ† Although this is the program√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s third year of NEH funding, this year√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s grant represents the maximum possible amount the NEH awards in this funding category.√Ǭ† This increased gift allows the program…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… Teaching Artist Elizabeth London

Elizabeth London, a professional actor, director, and teaching artist, is a long-time collaborator with Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s education programs. This is her fourth year teaching with the World Theatre Project, and third summer with both the Drama Studio of the Summer Institute and the Shakespeare Fellows program for public school teachers. Elizabeth√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s favorite…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… The World Theatre Project

The Theatre for a New Audience Education Department kicks off the World Theatre Project (WTP) this month with professional teacher training taking place in fourteen public schools across the five boroughs. Each of these schools has chosen Theatre for a New Audience as an arts partner, with the 12-week, in-school WTP residency as a centerpiece.…Read More »