Theatre Arts Education Program

Kids playing Tableux game

Since 2015, the Mountain Play is committed to teaching after school classes. Every year we expose kids to theatre who otherwise would not have the opportunity. For example, witnessing a group of boys play the tableaux game with as much fervor as a video game was joyous. Students who participate in our Arts Education Program at Davidson Middle School are immersed in a ten week course in theatre arts. The finale of this rich educational experience is a journey to the amphitheatre to see a Mountain Play performance. Once there students see the show for free, get a free lunch and t-shirt, and an opportunity to meet and interview the actors.

In 2020 we are looking to expand the program.

This last spring before the performance of Grease, in a space we call PLAYland, we piloted a theatre games program with audience members. Guests of all ages were able to enjoy active and engaging entertainment before the show.

“At PLAYland, I saw the wonder that comes from playing and play-making as we cultivated the idea that theatre is truly for all ages. I found that we were able to make a day at the Mountain Play an immersive experience for everyone!

-Experienced teaching artist and veteran Mountain Play actor, Marlee Mesarchik

It’s part of our mission! To provide enriching live musical theatre that stimulates creativity, to engage and unite our community, and to foster a lifelong enjoyment of the arts. We are creating a program for this coming year at Hello, Dolly! for every performance that will be engaging for all audience members.

Momentum is building! Sharing the joy of theatre isn’t possible without engagement with our community. If you are interested in supporting our Education Program and its growth, please contribute below. If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please email Eileen Grady at [email protected].

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