Artist in Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence program sends Montgomery Theater teaching artists into local schools. Working with teachers to develop activities outside the traditional lecture structure that aim to get students out of their seats and physically engaged in the lessons, teaching artists then visit the classroom and lead the lesson over three days. Surveys administered at the end of the residencies reflected the teachers' feeling that participation in the Artist-in-Residence program led to a dynamic and creative experience that asked their students to collaborate with each other thereby creating a more bonded classroom.

Examples of our workshops:

Mixed Media

Students examine the idea of biography thru reading excerpts of various biographies, watching clips from a variety of documentaries, participating in theater activities that inspire their desire to write, and create docudramas about one aspect of their lives.

Reading into It: Bringing Books Back from the Dead!

Students explore characterization, plot, and drama in this workshop that uses improv, drawing, journaling, and acting exercises to breathe life into the stories the students are studying in class!

Creative Writing: Conception to Creation

Students participate in hands on theater activities that develop creative writing skills through writing, acting, movement, examination of the visual arts, as well as local historical sites. This creativity building workshop will teach students to find inspiration for writing anywhere!

Create Your Own!

Work with our teaching artists to create an experiential theater workshop based on your curriculum. We can design workshops for any class including Science, History, English, Theater, even Math! Our original curriculum is custom designed for your classes needs and will meet PA standards for literacy, arts, and the humanities.

  • $550 for one classroom with a three day residency
  • $850 for two classrooms with a three day residency
  • $1250 for three classrooms with a three day residency 

Interested in finding an outside sponser? Let us know! Montgomery Theater's Access Education Program will work with you to find the underwriting you need.

For more information, contact Tom Quinn, at 215-723-9984 x 12 or

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