Professional Development for School Teachers

Beyond the Box: Creating Your Online Drama Classroom

Join us and our friends from the Arts Club Theatre Company for this series of FREE roundtable discussions for Drama Teachers and Teaching Artists!

After a full summer of online programs, many of us have experienced the adventure of adapting what we do for the digital space. We now invite our theatre education colleagues and enthusiasts to share their discoveries and brainstorm new strategies together. Every Thursday evening in October, we’ll gather on Zoom to discuss, spotlighting two new topics each week.

Sign up now by clicking the topics below that interest you!

Registration Deadline: 72 hours before each session

Series Schedule & Sign-Up

October 1 | 4:00–5:30pm WARM UP GAMES & ENSEMBLE BUILDING

Register by September 28

How do we gently engage young people who’d rather turn the cameras off? How can we adapt our circle games when there is no circle? How can we foster connection and community when we’re communicating through technology?


Register by October 5

How long can we sustain a group activity online? What role can breakout rooms play? How do we support individual expression for all participants? How can we incorporate off-screen activities with time on-screen?

October 15 | 4:00–5:30pm ACTING SKILLS & SCENE MAKING

Register by October 12

Which acting skills translate well to this medium? How do we identify and articulate those skills that transcend a specific medium? How do we support the participants’ ingenuity in creating work on this platform?


Register by October 19

What tools can we use to create an engaging digital performance in front of a live audience? How can we strengthen our online community celebrations (e.g. parties, ceremonies)?

October 29 | 4:00-5:30pm PHYSICAL DISTANCING & MASK WORK

Register by October 26

When we are together for classes and rehearsals, how do we follow public health guidelines? Can we look at physical distancing and wearing masks as artistic opportunities?

Beyond the Box is organized and facilitated in collaboration with the Education team from the Arts Club Theatre Company. 

If you have any questions about our Professional Development programming for teachers, or would like to inquire about Professional Development opportunities for your school, please contact us at