Elementary Artist Residencies

Elementary Artist Residencies

Enrich Theatre Skills with Weeklong Programs

For Grades K-5 | Time, Price, and Capacity Varies by Program

Our teaching artists will visit your school every day for a week to deliver an immersive arts experience!

OPTION 1: During a residency, we can conduct the same one-session workshop with numerous groups of students (for example, we might teach Building a Character to every third and fourth grade class). Learn about our one-session workshops here.

OPTION 2: Alternately, we’ll work each day on a bigger project with a smaller group of students (say, producing short digital films with a selected group of fifth graders). The listings below represent the options for weeklong projects.

Contact us at (502) 718-5090 to ask questions or schedule your date with drama!

Acting: The Next Step

Grades 4-5 | 5 sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 30 Students | $550
“Acting: The Next Step” is ideal for students with some theatre experience who would like to take their skills to the next level. They’ll learn many of the fundamentals practiced by professional actors, then practice their new skills through class exercises and performing simple scenes. Help your student actors move ahead in their craft!

Center Stage

Grades 3-5 | 5 sessions of 3 hours each | Up to 16 Students | $1260
Here’s the place for tweens to stretch their dramatic muscles. They’ll learn about performing as they memorize lines and prepare a short scripted play for performance. We provide everything the students need, from props to stage curtains! This workshop results in a short performance. View photos from our past student performances here.

Create Your Own Play

Grades 4-5 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each | Up to 20 Students | $800
This one’s for aspiring writers as well as actors. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, character creation, and dialogue writing. They’ll put those newly-acquired skills to use by penning an original three-minute play. On the last day of class, students will have the opportunity to perform their new works!

Drama Fun

Grades K-2 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each | Up to 20 Students | $650
We’ll guide your youngest actors through the process of rehearsing and performing a play of their own! Our story will be told entirely through pantomime (acting without words), so there are no lines to memorize. This workshop results in a short performance.


Grades 3-5 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each | Up to 16 Students | $1260
Your students can star in a short digital film! We’ll provide the camera equipment, lighting, and scripts to bring their short movies to life. Your students’ films will be a lasting record of their work! Get more information and watch our past student films here.


Grades K-5 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each | Up to 30 Students | $650
One of the coolest things about theatre is that you can learn a lot by playing educational games! Each day during this high-energy program, we’ll spotlight a different theatre skill, from character creation to expressive movement. Students will practice skills each day with engaging activities, then present a class showcase of what they’ve learned during the final session.

What Educators Are Saying

“George captivated our 5th grade classes with his . . . artist workshop entitled ‘Acting Like a Professional.’ Students were engaged from start to finish as they learned valuable content.”

– Shannon Townsley, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Jeffersontown Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

“Our students had a great time learning about drama with George. Even kids who are usually reluctant to participate were drawn into the activities … George’s unique style and energy are contagious. Learning should always be this fun!”

– Deanna Williams, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Stopher Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

We offer a substantial discount when you schedule more than one residency on the same dates as the same location. The prices shown above are subject to change. A travel charge applies for destinations outside of a 20-mile radius from our office near downtown Louisville.

Schedule Your Program Now
  • Looking for something that will fit into one class period? Explore our One-Session Workshops.
  • Contact us for more information about any Drama by George program.