A Letter from the Director of Education


Nadiyah S. DorseyWhile I only arrived in the community of New Brunswick a few short months ago, I’ve already witnessed the might of a mid-size city with a big heart for the arts. It has been an absolute joy experiencing the vibrancy of George Street Playhouse’s theatre home at NBPAC and the diverse, bustling community thriving in and around the Center. What a gift - to join this nationally renowned regional theatre company as the Director of Education in its 48th year of presenting world-class theatre.

After many months of preparation, planning and collecting feedback from our partners, the education department at George Street Playhouse introduces The Center for Professional Learning and New Works - A new vision for students, educators, industry and community. By designing artistic ways of knowing and learning that build capacity, embed equity, diversity and inclusion, and cultivate the next generation of American Theatre - voices, makers, players, and supporters we realize this department's vision.

Building from the George Street education department's twenty-plus years of bringing the New Jersey Public School curriculum to life - we offer expanded programming that will invite audiences into the theatre in new ways to encourage what we call "Artistic Ways of Knowing."

With the introduction of The Acting Studio @ GSP the community can participate in a host of enrichment experiences including; adult classes in acting, sneak peaks behind the scenes of our season, playwriting, film/tv, and deep dive into the world of professional theatre through our virtual Industry Pro Series.

For educators we offer world-class arts integrated learning experiences and professional development for teachers, inviting our schools into a process of elegant collaboration between the teaching artist and traditional educator through our student matinee program and P.E.N.(Prolifically Engaged Narrators) in-school Teaching Artist Residencies.

We invite you to stay connected and learn more about all of the exciting and emerging opportunities to experience The Center for Professional Learning and New Works at George Street Playhouse this coming season.

Warm Regards,

Nadiyah S. Dorsey
Director of Education