Enjoy world premiere plays from 8 amazing playwrights! These scripts can be performed and read aloud anywhere.
La Jolla Playhouse’s Education team has provided fun theatre games and exercises that are easily played virtually. These are the same exercises that we use to build ensemble and acting skills in our classrooms for kids and adults!
La Jolla Playhouse is proud to partner with Arts Bus Express to provide engaging virtual field trip experiences to students 3rd-12th grade in acting, musical theatre, playwriting, and behind-the-scenes peeks into the Playhouse! To learn more and apply for grant funding to bring these experiences to your students FOR FREE, please click the button below.
Each school year, La Jolla Playhouse offers high school students and their teachers the very special opportunity to attend a designated Student Matinee of one of our main stage productions. Student Matinees are integrated into the classroom curriculum through pre-performance visits by Playhouse artist instructors and Playhouse-produced teacher’s guides. At each Student Matinee, students from schools across San Diego County experience an engaging performance in a professional, Tony-Award winning theatre.
For many students, the Student Matinee is the first professional production they have experienced and by attending these performances, they are introduced to the joy of live theatre.
Stay tuned for the next student matinee announcement as soon as we’re able to gather in person!
Every year, the Playhouse commissions and develops a new play for young people, The Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour, that tours into schools, community centers and libraries throughout San Diego County. These performances are integrated into the classroom curriculum through pre-performance visits by Playhouse artist instructors.
The 2021 POP Tour, Pick Me Last, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jacole Kitchen, will highlight the importance of inclusivity at school.
Jacole Kitchen is the Playhouse’s Artistic Programs Manager and Local Casting Director. Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades, he has forged a multifaceted career as an award-winning playwright.
Although this year is different, we are looking forward to sharing the joy of the POP Tour with thousands of students virtually this year.
More information coming soon.