Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

School-Time Programs

Hello educators! The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State extends warm wishes for a school year filled with learning, empathy-building, growth, and fun.

During the 2022–23 school year, we are pleased to offer two live performing arts events scheduled at Eisenhower Auditorium. We hope to see you and your learners in person soon. We’re also continuing to offer a virtual program because we realize there are many reasons it’s not possible for all of you to join us in person. It’s important for us to provide a fully accessible arts program to you.  

Our season offers stories of resilience and hope: the power of dreaming big; the comfort of knowing everyone has their own journey to finding where they belong; cultivating joy despite life’s hardships; and discovering what makes a person unique and celebrating it every day. 

The arts are a powerful tool to open both minds and hearts. We hope you and your learners will have much to discuss in class both prior to and after experiencing a live or virtual performance. 

For Jabari Dreams of Freedom, educators will receive two weeks of free and unlimited access to a prerecorded video link, which can be watched all at once or broken into digital “chapters,” with accompanying discussion questions. Each live performance begins at 10 a.m. in our auditorium on the University Park campus. Each ticket to a live performance costs $8. 

Additional provided teaching materials point out subject area connections that follow Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System/Academic Standards, Pennsylvania Department of Education and Learning Standards for Early Childhood, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core State Standards. Feel free to adapt materials to suit your teaching needs.

We can’t wait to see you at the theatre!

Learn about the School-Time offerings.

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