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Continuing creative expression and education from the comfort of your own home.

Created by the Huntington Theatre Company’s Education Department, Huntington @ HomeSchool is an online learning program with a variety of courses and panel discussions led by Huntington educators and artisans.

Huntington @ HomeSchool courses are available to anyone interested – you don’t have to live in Boston or Massachusetts – we welcome everyone to join us in our virtual classrooms. Starting September 8 there will be a fee of $15 per session and anyone 18 or younger can still participate for FREE (use promo code 18BELOW)! There is also a NEW Saturday morning class for littles ages 5+.

We also have additional resources for teachers and educators. 

CLASSES CURRENTLY OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: 

Teaching and Tabletop RPGs: Using Improv and Confidence to fulfill Curriculum Standards
Tuesday, September 22  6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Daniel Begin, Manager of Education Operations
Class limit: 50  open to all
Are you a fan of table-top role playing games, like Dungeons and Dragons? Or are you looking to learn what they are? Are you a teacher wondering how to enhance your lesson plan? Then this class is for you! Focusing on storytelling, and theatrical techniques, this class will start with a brief introduction to table top role-playing games, and further expand on how you can use them in your classroom to teach improvisation and confidence as well as fulfill curriculum standards.

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Professional Pathways Panels: Stories, Tech, and the Theatre
NOTE: This panel was originally scheduled for Thursday, September 24, but due to scheduling conflicts it has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Moderator: Meg O'Brien, Director of Education
Class limit: 50 open to all
"All the world's a stage" ... You've just gotta build it first! Not everyone who loves the theatre wants to be a performer. Luckily, there's more than one pathway into the art! While actors people the world of a play, bringing characters to life, that world cannot exist without the skills and artistry of technical designers. Join members of the Huntington's Production team to learn how they made their careers in the theatre behind the scenes.  

Acting 101 for the Very Young
Saturday, September 26    9:30am - 10:30am
Instructor: Katy Poludniak, General Management Assistant
Class limit 12    open to ages 7-12 years old
Got a young one interested in performance? This class is for you! Children ages 7-12 can learn the basics in Acting 101. This one-hour class actively teaches students the fundamentals of acting, from stage directions to improvisation.

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The Actor's Warmup
Tuesday, September 29 • 6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Marisa Jones, Education Associate
Class limit: 100
Join Marisa for some mind, voice, and body exercises which prepare an individual for class, rehearsal, or performance. Not an actor? That's okay! These exercises are also great as a start to your morning OR to wind down at the end of the day.

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Shakespeare and Race: "This thing of Darkness I Acknowledge mine..." 
Thursday, October 1    6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction
Class limit: 20
"This thing of darkness, I acknowledge mine..." In The Tempest, Prospero claims Caliban as his "thing of darkness"; this and other moments in the play have contributed to our understanding of the period's conceptions of colonialism and race. In this class (part play discussion, part scene study), we will consider some of Shakespeare's most compelling characters - Caliban, Cleopatra, Othello, and Aaron: the BIPOC folks of Early Modern drama - to explore ideas of race, ethnicity, and identity.

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Teacher Talks: Approaching School Year 21 in a Pandemic
Friday, October 2 • 5:30pm - 7pm
Instructor: Meg O'Brien, Director of Education
Class limit: 60 • open to teachers grades 7 - 12 anywhere in the USA
As we are approaching a new school year, come chat with Meg O’Brien, Director of Education, who will moderate a space for discussion on how teachers can continue to support each other no matter what your district decides for your year. We’ll start with a general discussion, and then break out into groups to provide time for you to focus on specific topics that we will identify as a group. This 90-minute class is meant to uplift, empower, and center the teachers for a bit of time.  

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Professional Pathways Panel: Education and the Theatre
Tuesday, October 6 • 6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Meg O'Brien, Director of Education
Class limit: 100 • open to all
Not everyone who loves the theatre wants to be a performer. Luckily, there's more than one pathway into the art! The skills learned in performance are great tools in a learning setting. Theatre educators are likely to be multi-faceted, multi-skilled, multi-experienced artists and often forge careers in education alongside their artistic endeavors. Join members of the Huntington's Education team to discuss Theatre Education at all levels.

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Post-it Poetry
Wednesday, October 7 • 6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Meg O'Brien, Director of Education
Class limit: 50 • open to all
The arts are methods of self-expression. The arts share perspectives. The arts can provide a space for processing and healing. Join Meg O’Brien, Director of Education, as she guides you through some creative writing prompts. Together we’ll create post-it sized poetry that can become personal mantras of support and self-care. Stick these in your most visible areas as reminders of your power.

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Social Justice Education - Arts In Action
Thursday, October 8 • 6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Daniel Begin, Manager of Education Operations
Class limit: 25 • open to all
Art is developed, shared, and appreciated in community contexts. This class will quickly examine the connections between art and community. Topics address include audience engagement, arts education, access, and arts policy.

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Teacher Talks: Approaching SY21 in a Pandemic
Wednesday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 7pm
Instructor: Meg O'Brien, Director of Education
Class limit: 60 • open to teachers grades 7 - 12 anywhere in the USA
As we are approaching a new school year, come chat with Meg O’Brien, Director of Education, who will moderate a space for discussion on how teachers can continue to support each other no matter what your district decides for your year. We’ll start with a general discussion, and then break out into groups to provide time for you to focus on specific topics that we will identify as a group.  This 90-minute class is meant to uplift, empower, and center the teachers for a bit of time.

REGISTER HERE

The Actor's Warmup
Thursday, October 15 • 12pm - 1pm
Instructor: Marisa Jones, Education Associate 
Class limit: 100 
Join Marisa for some mind, voice, and body exercises which prepare an individual for class, rehearsal, or performance. Not an actor? That's okay! These exercises are also great as start to your morning OR to wind down at the end of the day.

REGISTER HERE

Not Shakespeare, but...Thomas Middleton
Friday, October 16 • 6pm - 7pm
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction
Class limit: 20
When we think of Early Modern English drama, everyone thinks of William Shakespeare. However, he wasn't the only playwright writing plays; in fact, he didn't even write the most famous play of the period. In this class, we'll talk about Shakespeare's contemporaries and predecessors; up this week: Thomas Middleton.

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Get up and Game!
Saturday, October 17 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Instructor: Daniel Begin, Manager of Education Operations
Class limit: 12 • open to ages 5-8 years old
Join Daniel, for an hour of stretching, theatre games, and creative fun! This class will let your 5-8 years olds, get some energy out on a Saturday morning while also allowing them to gt their brain juices flowing.

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FOR TEACHERS:

The Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department recognizes the challenges of remote learning, as all schools across the Commonwealth have closed due to Coronavirus. We have curated a collection of classes and workshops that our staff and staff across the Huntington are willing to teach remotely, designed to last between 30 and 60 minutes. 
 

Guest Lectures and Teacher Trainings are on summer vacation - we'll resume these offerings in a few months, once school is back in session.

 

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