Middle/ High School Artist Residencies

Middle/ High School Artist Residencies

Enrich Theatre Skills with Weeklong Programs

For Grades 6-12 | Time, Price, and Capacity Varies by Program

One of our theatre professionals can come to your school as an Artist in Residence for up to an entire week. Our enthusiasm for the craft is contagious! We’ll work to get your students excited about producing exceptional theatre.

OPTION 1: During a residency, we can conduct the same one-session workshop with numerous groups of students (for example, we might teach Comedy Improv Basics to all of your seventh grade classes). 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 sophomores). 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 Fundamentals

Grades 6-12 | 5 sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 30 students | $750
Acting FundamentalsLearn the basic techniques used by actors around the world as they prepare roles! These hands-on workshops will help students understand and practice the fundamentals of “Method” Acting. We’ll discuss techniques including objectives, actions, sensory memory, characterization, and more. Get more information here.

Center Stage

Grades 6-12 | 5 sessions of 3 hours each | Up to 16 students | $1523
Center StageWant to give your teens the experience of putting on a play (but don’t have the time to pull it off)? We can provide everything the students need to present a one-act play, from scripts to props to stage curtains! Your teens will never forget the experience. View photos from one of our past student performances here.

Comedy Improv

Grades 6-12 | 5 (or more) sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 30 students | $750
Comedy ImprovOur most popular program for teens! In this free-flowing, hands-on workshop, your students will learn to play hilarious improv games as they gain an important new skill. Comedy Improv is a lot of fun, but it also helps student actors develop collaboration skills, spontaneity, confidence, and stage presence. Get more information here.

Director’s Workshop

Grades 9-12 | 5 (or more) sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 20 students | $750
Our Director’s Workshop is designed to be a comprehensive survey of the craft for student directors. We offer a total of nine sessions that cover the knowledge that beginning directors need. Topics include “Acting for Directors,” “Where Do I Put My Actors? (Blocking Basics),” and “Sets, Props, Costumes, and You.” Get more information here.


Grades 6-12 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each | Up to 16 students | $1523
MoviemakersYour students can star in a short digital film! We’ll provide the scripts, camera equipment, lighting, and expertise to bring their short movies to life. Your students provide passion and acting skill! (This residency is recommended for students with some prior acting experience.) Learn more and watch our past student films here.


Grades 7-12 | 5 or 10 sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 30 students | $750-1250
US vs. THEMIt seems like our culture has stopped caring about other person’s perspective — or even their humanity — as our culture faces a pandemic of misunderstanding and disrespect. But what if we made an honest effort to listen to the distinct viewpoints and experiences of the people around us, from the guy in the MAGA hat to the kid with the learning difference? This artist residency about diversity and equity empowers students to walk in the shoes of people who are “different.” Get more information here.

Writing Great Scripts

Grades 9-12 | 5 (or more) sessions of 50 minutes each | Up to 20 students | $950
Discover the tools you need to write effectively for the stage! With classroom instruction and hands-on practice, these workshops walk budding writers through four key elements in a winning script: Conflict, Characters, Dialogue, and Theme. This workshop culminates in a staged reading of student work. Get more information here.

What Educators Are Saying

“Our students loved working with Drama by George. The sessions were fun, interactive, and most importantly, educational. Students were able to use drama to learn and teach others critical life and social skills.”

– Steve Rickner, FRYSC Coordinator, Myers Middle School (now Phoenix School of Discovery) (Louisville, KY)

“The kids reaped great benefits from [your workshops]. Thank you so much for your time and efforts with our students. I am certain we will continue to use those skills.”

– Karen Feldhaus, Drama and Speech Teacher, Daviess County High School (Owensboro, 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.

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