Matinee performances for K-12 audiences, Q & A with Cast and Crew Panel, OnSite Workshops
The Department of Theatre at Binghamton University hosts an audience of students from local area middle and high schools every year. One or two MainStage Shows are chosen that can enhance the curricula in the local high schools. Sometimes productions are also appropriate for other age groups, depending on each show's content. The Department of Theatre works with BOCES in coordinating the schools that to come to the Binghamton University Campus to see these special matinee performances. They are usually at 10am to accommodate K-12 school hours and travel arrangements.
The Directors, Cast, Designers and Crew are available upon request for a talk back to the audience at the end of the performance or to come visit your school!
Most recently, Director Elizabeth Mozer pioneered a project to bring two original scripts from Rod Serling's 'The Twilight Zone' to the stage at Binghamton University. Greene Central School District signed up as a school to attend a matinee performance very early on, and to enhance their curriculum for 2013-14, they invited Mozer to be a teaching artist in the classroom leading up to the production on March of 2014. An overwhelming response from local Middle and High Schools brought the department to produce two matinee performances complete with talks back with Mozer, Cast, Crew and Director of the Rod Serling Video Festival - Lawrence Kassan. Learn more about this production in a behind the scenes video.
The 2015 Arts In Education performance will be on Friday March 27 at 10 a.m., featuring a collaborative Dance production, telling the story of Orpheus using dance techniques such as Modern, African, Ballet, and Acrobatics.
Contact the department's coordinator: Kari Bayait at (607) 777-7323 or email
Additional Opportunities: Faculty, Staff, Cast or Crew members may also be available for workshops on site at local high schools, please let us know if you are interested.
Other activities such as campus tours, Art Museum & Gallery visits can possibly be arranged as well while the groups are on campus, make the most out of your visit!
Shows done in the past for Arts In Education:
Rod Serling's 'The Twlight Zone'
A Midsummer Night's Dream (bi-lingual, Spanish-English)
West Side Story
A Raisin in the Sun
The Glass Menagerie
Have a suggestion for a show you'd like to see us do? Write to us!
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Last Updated: 6/10/14