Students and Educators Series
Bringing essential, human stories to life on stage and off.
At Atlantic, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. Our Students and Educators Series offers educators the opportunity to engage their students both at the theater and in the classroom through workshops, study guides, educator preview nights, and student matinees with post-show discussions.
Matinees for Young Audiences Stay Tuned
Our Students & Educators Series introduces young audiences to the art of simple and honest storytelling through theater and presents the opportunity for Pre-K through Middle School aged children to attend one of our two Atlantic for Kids productions each season.
High School Matinees Request Group Tix
Learn & Engage
High School aged students may also attend one of six Atlantic productions each season. With every student matinee, Atlantic offers an extensive toolkit of educational enrichment: an in-school workshop conducted by one of Atlantic’s Teaching Artists, an in-depth study guide and lesson plans tailored to the production and academic curriculum, and a post-show discussion with the play’s cast and creative team.
Educator previews allow for teachers, teaching artists, and administrators to see a show and engage in a post-show forum with Atlantic’s education and creative teams. These collegial discussions of the show’s themes and subject matter strengthen educators’ understanding of the Atlantic and inform the study guides utilized during in-school workshops. With this added preview, Atlantic’s productions can be seamlessly integrated into the classroom.
Upcoming in the Series
Blue Ridge | December 18, 2018 at 1PM
The Mother | March 13, 2019 at 1PM
The Secret Life of Bees | May 22, 2019 at 1PM | Waitlist only
Study Guides Production History
Each main stage show is accompanied by a comprehensive study guide developed by Atlantic’s Education Team in alignment with the New York Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theater. Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.
Current Study Guide