Classes & Tour

GSP Ensemble Project

Photo by Brad Resnick

The George Street Playhouse Education Department provides students of all ages with the opportunity to explore the world around them through the dramatic process: to develop creative expression; to enhance communication and creative problem solving skills; to build self -esteem; and to generate an appreciation of theatre arts as a vital force in their lives, laying the foundation for a life-long appreciation of the arts. Education Department programming includes Educational Touring Theatre, theatre classes, in-school residenciesprofessional development workshops, and a range of community programs.  

Education & Outreach Annual Report 2016-17 [pdf]

2018 - 2019 Education Brochure 

George Street Playhouse Academy celebrates each student as an artist; providing transformative learning experiences in an engaging environment.  Our classes are ideal for students with or without theatre experience.  Family and friends are invited to the final day of class for a class sharing to celebrate the student’s artistry. 

Classroom residencies provide imaginative, differentiated learning experiences for students. Tailored to meet the specific curricular goals of the classroom, residencies enhance literacy, expand creative expression, and cultivate collaboration. George Street Playhouse teaching artists are trained to integrate theatre practice into Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Science classrooms.

Issue-oriented plays and musicals

GSP is proud to commission and produce touring theatre for young audiences. Conflict resolution, health and wellness, bullying, and character education are addressed by our touring productions. Following each performance, our post-play discussions provide excellent starting points for engaging classroom conversations that can fulfill New Jersey Student Learning Standards for the Performing Arts.