Atlantic Theater Company Staging Success - Atlantic Theater Company

Staging Success

Atlantic’s Staging Success program brings co-curricular, extracurricular, and curriculum based education programs into classrooms and schools throughout New York City. By offering in-school, after school, and community-based partnerships, students are empowered to self-actualize and share their unique creative voices through performance. Atlantic’s principles of acting technique, text analysis, creating your own work, and ensemble are at the core of Staging Success’ pedagogy.

2016 – 2017 Staging Success Performances 

Staging Success workshops are available as single day workshops, semester-based, or year-round school partnerships. Atlantic develops a programmatic structure in line with the needs of the students and the schedules of our partnership schools. Residencies range from three to 12 weeks, and culminate in an original performance project created by the students.

Staging Success’ lesson plans are tailored, through a series of planning sessions with school faculty, to meet common core and Blueprint standards and to integrate seamlessly into the classroom curriculum. Original student writing and performances have been inspired by The Grapes of Wrath, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Harvest, Waiting for Lefty, Hard Times, In The Heights, Fences, The Piano Lesson, and Julius Caesar. Recent interdisciplinary tie-ins with our high school programs include:

  • US History
  • English Language Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Brooklyn History
  • World History
  • Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Visual Art


Staging Success also engages participants through a range of after school and community-based programs. Recent offerings include:

  • Musical Theater/Cabaret
  • Devised Theater Projects
  • Mentorships
  • Ensemble Development
  • Playwriting
  • Theater Production


As a senior extracurricular project, Atlantic currently mentors students through the creation of a theater company and helps them to devise an original theater piece. Seniors from our first partner school, Park Slope Collegiate, are invited each year to produce their play at Atlantic’s Mainstage, The Linda Gross Theater.