|Audience members at a Student Matinee
performance of A Child's Christmas in Wales.
Photo: Warren Westura, 2003.
Matinee performances of Main Stage productions at
The Shakespeare Theatre provide young people with the opportunity
to experience live, classic theatre performed by some of the
nation's most acclaimed professional actors.
on the title for more nformation on each production
To book a
Student Matinee performance, please call the Education Department
at 973-408-3980 or email [email protected]
|Student Matinee performances take
place in the 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre.
Photo: Chuck Choi.
1 free adult
10 paid students
begin at 10:30 am
Running times are
typically 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
performances complement classroom studies and enable teachers
to promote literacy and cultural awareness, while also allowing
students to gain a deeper understanding of dramatic literature
and the theatrical tradition.
Each teacher receives
a comprehensive Study Guide,
a valuable tool for pre-show preparation and post-performance
reflection. The experience includes a "talk-back" session
following the show, engaging students in a highly informative
dialogue with the actors as well as members of The Shakespeare
Theatre's artistic and production staff. By bringing a group
to The Shakespeare Theatre and using the activities in the
study guide, teachers enable students to meet New Jersey Core
Curriculum Content Standards in areas such as Visual and Performing
Arts, Language Arts Literacy and Social Studies.