Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators

Essential Theatre is committed to supporting the development and production of new work by Georgia playwrights.

In support of that mission,  this page is intended to provide support, resources and encouragement to Georgia educators, with a particular focus on middle and high school educators.

In response to school closings due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are offering the following educational resources for a limited time. These lesson plans are targeted towards students in grades 6-12 and focus primarily on Playwriting and Theatre Production. Check back regularly for additional offerings.

Additional resources for distance learning, culled from organizations nationwide, can be found here.

Playwriting Lesson: Basics of Playwriting

Playwriting Lesson: Introduction to Playscript Formatting

Playwriting Lesson: Art As Inspiration- Two Character Dialogue Scene

Stagecraft Lesson: Common Lumber Types and Sizes for Theatre

Stagecraft Lesson: Common Saws and Lumber Cuts for Theatre

Acting Lesson: Monologue Preparation


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Resources made possible through a Remote Connection mini-grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters‘ Travel & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.