Education

Saco River Theatre’s Education programming serves both students from the communities of the Saco River valley and the audiences who attend our performances from across Southern Maine and beyond.  Our programs strive to create opportunities for everyone in our community to deepen their understanding of the plays on our stage and of the process of creating professional theater.  In addition, SRT’s programs for students provide opportunities for young people from our community to collaborate with and learn from professionals in both production and workshop settings; helping them build skills to excel as theater artists themselves. 

Please click on the links to the left to access more information about each of our programs.

We aim to make all of Saco River Theatre’s Education programming accessible and engaging to our audiences, and we’d love to hear your feedback.  For questions or comments, feel free to contact SRT’s Education & Programs Manager Daniel Burson at daniel@sacorivertheatre.org.

DISCUSSIONS
Two audience discussions are scheduled for every play produced by SRT: a Post-Show Talkback where audience members can ask questions of the director and performers, and an Offstage Exchanges conversation at which a guest from the community discusses the themes and world of the play from a fresh vantage point.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS
SRT offers a series of one-day Student Workshops this fall for middle and high school students.  The workshops are full-day intensives held on Saturdays and led by a different working theater professional each time.  For the Fall 2016 semester, workshops are offered in Improv, Stage Combat, Musical Theater, and Auditioning.

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS
Opportunities for high school students with an interest in technical theatre to join us as interns for a Mainstage play in our season.  Internships are for one production cycle, working directly with the professional designers and director of the play.

SENIOR PLAYWRITING INITIATIVE
SRT creates 6-week playwriting residencies at area retirement and assisted living communities.  Working with SRT teaching artists, the residents write short plays which are then performed at the community by professional actors.