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.

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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.

Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Music & Lyrics by Lamont Dozier & Paris Ray Dozier
Directed by David Mendizábal
Musical Direction by Desmar Guevara
Choreography by nicHi douglas

March 23 – April 13, 2019

Young CJ is reluctantly staying with his Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. Last Stop on Market Street is a hip-hoppin’, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ musical joy ride about finding beauty in everyday city life based on the multi award-winning picture book of the same name!

Recommended for kids 5+ but welcomes children of all ages.

2018|2019 Series

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.

For Educators

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


2018|2019 Series

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

Blue Ridge


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Are you interested in bringing your group of students to an upcoming Atlantic production? Feel free to email us at to learn more.