700 high school students attended a PICT production (student matinee) thru the 3 ACTS Program (16 groups).
Over 300 of these students participated in a pre-show lecture and 45 students experienced a customized activity, encompassing a post-show analysis, through the 3ACTS Program.
25 students attended our Shakespeare Summer Camp, executed at The Sarah Heinz House.
Actors Collaborating with Teachers and Students
Act One: Consists of a school visit by PICT Teaching Artists and/or Artistic & Executive Director Alan Stanford depending on availability. The purpose of the visit is to prepare students to see the chosen student matinee through presentation and discussion including engaging the students in the play’s language. Study materials, including writing prompts aligned to the PA Core Standards, will be provided for selected student matinees.
Act Two: Students and their chaperones attend a matinee performance. PICT staff members will assist with logistics such as seating charts and payment details. Should time permit, the performance may be followed by discussions with the actors.
Act Three: As a post-matinee activity, students are encouraged to respond to a writing prompt provided by PICT Classic Theatre. Each student will receive feedback from a member of the PICT Educates Team. Students may also choose to respond in other ways such as with original artwork, which may be selected for display by PICT.