Each Toolkit, inspired by an A.R.T. season production, includes behind-the-scenes insights, dramaturgical research, and suggested activities to help teach a wide set of topics: ranging from history to science and engineering. They are a great way to get your students on their feet and approaching curriculum from a unique, individualized, and impactful perspective.
Click on the image or title of each Toolkit to read a digital version; you can also download some of the toolkits as a PDF to reproduce at your convenience.
A.R.T. Teaching Artists are happy to consult with you about using arts-based pedagogy to best connect our work on-stage with your work in the classroom. Contact the Education Department with any questions.
2016/17 Season Toolkits will appear here once they are available.
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Finding Neverland - Classic Literature, Musical Theater, Imagination, Growing Up
O.P.C. - Energy and the Environment, Global Capital, Eco-Arts
Crossing - Contemporary Opera, Walt Whitman, Civil War Diaries and Poetry
All the Way - 20th Century American History, Civil Rights Movement, Party Politics
Marie Antoinette - 18th Century French History, French Revolution, Women in History
The Lily's Revenge - Mythology, Fables and Folklore, Equal Rights
Glass Menagerie - How the Brain Creates and Accesses Memories
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - American Music History, African-American Theater History, Civil Rights
Three Pianos - 19th Century Romantic Music, Schubert, History of the Artist Colony
The Snow Queen - Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy Tales
Wild Swans - 20th Century Chinese History, Mao Zedong, Memoir, Family History
Futurity - Invention, Engineering Design Process, Early Computer Science, Civil War
Prometheus Bound - Classical Drama, Social justice, Democracy