“Working with BTC is an exhilarating experience. Sophie and Joey guided my students to a new understanding of Hamlet through improvisation and performance, highly recommended.”
-- Tony Cape, Humanities Teacher at The Hartsbrook School
Boston Theater Company Education
BTC’s education department revolves around the belief that theater and creative drama can unlock a child’s creativity, confidence, and penchant for collaboration. We design our programs, curricula, and workshops with the goal to engage youths creatively, physically and analytically, to challenge youths to think in new ways, and to promote reflection about themselves, each other, and the world around them.
Our commitment to quality education programming stems from BTC’s mission to approach Shakespeare in new and contemporary ways. We strive to use our programming as a forum to continue to explode old notions of Shakespeare in favor of our unique, modern perspective. Our goal is for students who experience our programming to discover contemporary and personal connections to Shakespeare that will spark a lasting interest in theater and classic works. We feel that Shakespeare and classic works are accessible and understandable to all ages, and, by exploring these stories and characters from the inside out, we honor our commitment to creating developmentally appropriate curricula for each age group that harnesses their specific abilities of teamwork, play, and empathy.
“It made me feel as if I had lived in that period of time and knowing I could speak that language and understand it. It was amazing.” -- Daniel, grade 11