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Writers Theatre's in-school teaching artist residencies and community-based programs are tailored to meet the needs of each partner school or organization. Our residencies employ a customized blend of performance, writing, and ensemble-building to create layered, rigorous learning experiences and to stretch students' imaginations and creative capacity.
Our touring productions bring WT's sophisticated art directly to student audiences. Our pre and post-show programs are designed to challenge young audiences to engage deeply, think critically, exhibit empathy, and foster civic responsibility.
All programs are aligned with the Common Core Standards and merge academics with artistic engagement.
Writers Theatre works at dozens of schools across Chicago and on the North Shore, reaching more than 10,000 students each year.
WT has teamed up with the Glencoe Park District to offer classes this fall for students ages 8-15.
Check out the ArtLook Map to see our current school partners!