20 teachers are seated at tables of four. They listen to a speaker who is standing near a whiteboard. On the white board are several big sheets of paper, each with a different discussion prompt (illegible from the camera’s vantage at the back of the room.
Photo by Sarah Jencks.

Teacher Preview Workshops

Our Teacher Preview Workshops offer resources to teachers to engage deeply with their students about our current productions.

You will begin the evening with a complimentary dinner and networking with other teachers. Next, engage in a dynamic workshop where you’ll learn exciting ways to bring our show’s concepts back to your classroom. To complete your experience, attend that evening’s performance at Ford’s Theatre. It’s a great night out for educators, and you’ll be better prepared to engage your students with the show’s themes.

We hope you can join us for a student matinee during 2022-23 season! Request a ticket below.

Related Events & Performances


Wednesday, March 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Inspired by Gayle F. Wald’s book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe—one of America’s most influential rock, R&B and gospel crossover singers and guitarists. Ambitious, courageous and uncompromisingly public, Tharpe became a pioneer of the women’s movement for racial and sexual equality and musical legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s and beyond. Dive into Cheryl L. West’s spirited, authentic and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock & roll. Ages 12 and older.