Perisphere Theater: Creating compelling theater that expands the way DC audiences view the past, the present, and one another.
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Perisphere Theater provides education and outreach programming as an important part of its mission. This currently includes audience discussion events and school workshops.
Description of Education Initiatives: Perisphere Theater provides education and outreach programming as an important part of its vision to expand the way D.C. audiences view the past, the present, and one another. This currently includes audience discussion events and shows for high school classes. Please contact us if you are interested in bringing Perisphere Theater to your classroom or bringing a group to one of our shows.
We offer daytime matinees for grades 9 to 12, followed by discussion or engagement activities, to 1) teach a relevant subject through the lens of a particular play, 2) demonstrate how art is inextricably tied to the historical, cultural, scientific, or literary context in which it was created, and 3) spark interest and engagement in the arts and humanities in students. Materials will be aligned to D.C. Public Schools and national core standards.
Our discussion leaders or workshop teachers may include members of our board, Washington, D.C.-area writing experts, educators, and teaching artists. We may also have additional educational facilitators or guest professors leading in-class workshops or post-show audience engagement sessions.. For more information, visit their education page.
Partnership with DC Collaborative
DC Collaborative Member since 2016.
"The DC Collaborative helps us connect with DC schools to help us share the arts with young people in the District for free. Their assistance makes all the difference in meeting our programming goals."
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider
Perisphere Theater is an AHFES Provider! Teachers may view their AHFES programs here.
Story Bank Blog
Perisphere Theater is featured in the DC Collaborative's Story Bank Blog!
- "Perisphere Theatre: Connecting Audiences to History"- January 4, 2018
Fun Fact! Our theater name was inspired by the 1939 World's Fair and its Perisphere, a giant globe on the fairgrounds.To us, it's a symbol of the tension between the cycle of human history and the desire for progress and evolution.
Contact the education department: Heather Benjamin at email@example.com.