Schools & Educators

At Artists Rep, we believe the exposure to the arts is a necessity, not a luxury. Art helps develop students' understanding of themselves and their communities. Theatre strengthens critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as encouraging literacy and creativity. We are committed to sharing our time, talents, and artistic processes with students and organizations throughout the region. For more information about the programs below, contact Education Director Karen Rathje at 503.972.3001 or krathje@artistsrep.org.

Your shows have moved our students to tears, allowed them to laugh uncontrollably or just caused them to sit in awe and wonder. Theatre is therapy. Thank you for providing these experiences for our students.
-Local Teacher (after classes attended student matinees)

Educator Pass

Artists Rep offers all school teachers a free ticket to any Artists Rep preview performance, which can be booked up to four weeks in advance. Please bring your school ID when you pick up your ticket.  Contact the Box Office at 503.241.1278 or boxoffice@artistsrep.org to reserve your ticket!

Student Groups

Artists Rep offers a discounted rate for student groups of 8 or more. Contact Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001 to learn more or contact the Box Office at 503.241.1278. Please note: most of our shows are suitable for high school and college students.

Student Matinees

Artists Rep is able to offer FREE Student Matinees and post-show workshops for some of our shows. Please note: most of our shows are suitable for high school and college students.

PAGE. STAGE. ENGAGE.
An Education Package for Grades 8-12

  • PAGE: In the weeks leading up to the performance, acting editions of the play will be provided for each student and be read aloud in class. A Resident Artist will facilitate the in-class reading with opportunity for discussions and questions. Additional preparatory meetings for teachers are available, upon request.
  • STAGE: Performance of the play - choose either our student matinee or an evening show during preview week. There will be a moderated talk-backs with actors after the performances.
  • ENGAGE: A follow-up, in-class visit by members of the acting and/or production company. Discussion topics will include the experience of the play, themes and ideas, as well as careers in the theatre.

Contact Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001 to learn more.

Customized Lessons & Workshops

Customized lectures, lessons, and workshops are available for you. Talk to us about your needs - acting, directing, and design workshops, playwriting, dramaturgy, careers in the theatre - we have accomplished teaching artists happy to help. Pricing varies. Contact Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001 for more information.

Study Guides

For each show, we create a study guide with articles, activities, and discussion questions. Go to the show page for the one you're interested in! To access past show's study guides, contact Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001.

Internships

While interning at Artists Repertory Theatre you can bridge the gap between your collegiate work and your professional life by working with some of the best in the business in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Begin your professional network with the relationships you build during your internship. These opportunities can lead to future jobs in the industry, professional associations, and even life-long friendships.
For more information about internship opportunities with Artists Rep please download the full Internship descriptions.

Shadowing/Observation

Shadow a theatre professional to learn more about the inner workings of the theatre! Options include directing, dramaturgy, education, stage management, front of house, scenic, lighting, or costumes. Contact Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001 to make an appointment. 

Tech Wednesdays

Observe the tech process of one of our mainstage productions! This includes a tour of the theatre, two hours of tech rehearsal observation, and a Q&A.
Cost: $15/person
Dates: 8/30 (Skeleton Crew), 10/3 (Small Mouth Sounds), 11/1 (Everybody)

Theatre Tours

Tour the stages and backstage areas of Artists Rep! Email Education Director Karen Rathje at krathje@artistsrep.org or 503.241.3001 to make an appointment.

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