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Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 School Programs



Stages On The Sound is getting ready for the 2024-25 school year!

The Stages’ Arts Residency provides exceptional, professional artists to your school or academy. Our team of teaching artists are trained, master’s-degree level theatre arts educators, most of whom have been working in the New York City for years. The STAGES' coursework follows curriculum standards set forth for by the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for Theater and ELA. 

We will be offering THREE different residencies- a FALL, SPRING, and FULL YEAR residency.  


The Twelve-Week Fall Residency and Twelve-Week Spring Residency will culminate in a final performance for each class, where students will share the work that they have been studying. Their families, teachers, and classmates will be invited to watch as students perform scenes from Shakespeare, full plays that they wrote themselves, short films that they have created, or a plethora of other performance options. The Full Year Residency will culminate in the multi-school Stages’ Performing Arts Festival with your school joining other schools in the Stages community to share their productions, films, and scenes in a celebration of the performing arts!  Residencies have the same course structure as previous years, where we introduce and learn skills and then apply them to our final presentations.  

  • Teaching artists will be assigned to your school/academy. They will come to your school/academy one day per week, on a day that is best for you.

  • The teaching artist will meet with each of the three or more sections for one class period of 45-55 minutes.

  • Each curricula moves from teaching concepts to their application in a production. Every age grouping has a unique focus and will result in a project-based culminating activity.

Littles Grade Band (K-2nd) – Literature Alive Junior!

Lower Grade Band (3rd-5th) – Literature Alive!

Lower Grade Band (K-5th) – Filmmaking and Media Arts

Middle Grade Band (4th-7th) – Writing for Performance

Upper Grade Band (6th-9th) – Performing Shakespeare

Upper Grade Band (6th-12th) – Our World, Our Voice

Afterschool Programming (K-12th)


In addition to the weekly classes and culminating presentations, STAGES’ Residency participants will also receive the following:

  • Performance of Shakespeare In ACTion for grades 5-8.  Our extremely popular, high-energy production hooks students on the Bard while teaching them dramatic structure for their own plays.

  • Access to the Stages’ Virtual Classes, a selection of video lessons and exercises that students can watch with their families or at school.

  • Performance for all students grades 6-8 to the Spring Shakespeare production. 



With residency programming starting as low as $5,000.  Schools registering additional classes to their residency receive a discount. 


Stages on the Sound provides supporting materials for any school interested in co-authoring grants or exploring arts funding opportunities.



Stages On the Sound is committed to following all CDC guidelines and will work closely

with you to comply with all health and safety protocols.  

To learn more visit


To sign up for the residency, contact Scott Barrow, Artistic Director of Stages on the Sound


In addition to our educational residencies, Stages also offers:




These single performances introduce students to the Bard in a fun and innovative way. We bring the show to your school.



This one-day residency includes a 45 minutes Intro to Shakespeare performance for grades 5-10 and a series of workshops for individual grades. Four teaching artists/actors come directly to your school.



Stages' annual original holiday production is for students in grades 1-5.  Study guides and lesson plans are also made available to teachers for use before and after the performance.  

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