Outreach For Schools

NWCT's educational outreach programs are custom designed to meet the needs of individual students, educators, and schools. NWCT is an accredited arts organization with Young Audiences/Run for the Arts, and is a proud partner program of the Right-Brain Initiative. Thanks to our generous supporters, special funding may be available for your school; please call 503-222-2190 x128 or email the Educational Outreach Department to inquire.

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NWCT Outreach Classes


After School Drama Club

In our after-school programs, students typically meet once a week after school for an hour where they explore the world of theater. Highly customizable, these programs have included mask work, script writing, improvisation, pantomime and character creation. Each class usually concludes with a small demonstration for family and friends.
These classes follow a variety of models, from partnering with SUN programs, to renting the space and having parents register their student directly through NWCT.

Want to register for Drama Club? Click here for the latest Drama Club locations and information.

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NWCT partners with schools, specifically classroom teachers, to create customized content that integrates theater into classroom curriculum during school hours. Residencies can be as small as one classroom and as large as every classroom in the school. Students have an opportunity to bring learning to life through theater.
Examples include: creating still images of Beaver habitats, complete with narration; bringing folktales to life; and examining how Congress functions through still and moving images.


Playlab Production

With a large library of original scripts, NWCT brings a story to life through a script, costumes, sets, props and music. Students learn the work of putting on a play, from memorizing lines, to learning choreography and how to create characters and communicate a story to an audience.
Examples of scripts: Oz!, Get a Clue, Shakespeare & Arabian Nights

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First Stage

Geared for our youngest actors, First Stage treats preschool students to a short half-hour, once a week class that is all about play! Students act out stories and learn basic theater vocab, such as stage and director!
Stories we’ve used: Anansi, Elephant and Piggie, Not a Box and A Snowy Day

NWCT Outreach Classes

Pre & Post Show Workshops

This year, NWCT is launching a new program designed to enrich the experience of students attending our mainstage matinee performances. We have created special curriculum to bring into classrooms that will facilitate exploration of themes from the play, introduce acting basics and introduce interactive work using concepts included in the production (e.g. clowning or mask work).  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this exciting new program and how it might work for your school!
Contact Us:
Nicole Smith, Outreach Manager
Email us here or call at 503-222-2190 ext.128

For more information visit our Drama Club page.


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