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

School-Time Matinees

Join us for the 2018–2019 season of the Center for the Performing Arts School-Time Matinee series—a laboratory of live theatre!

We encourage you to integrate the arts into your classroom, particularly as related to the performance you and your students are attending. For questions about the performance or suggestions for ways to incorporate it into your curriculum, feel free to contact Medora Ebersole at mde13@psu.edu. However, because we know your classroom time is precious, we have provided teaching materials and pointed out subject area connections that follow the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System/Academic Standards, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Learning Standards for Early Childhood, and the Common Core State Standards. Feel free to adapt these materials to suit your teaching needs. Teaching materials will be emailed to reservation holders one month before each School-Time Matinee. 

From the menu, you’ll find reservation details and field trip funding ideas, including a busing subsidy sponsored, in part, by the Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment. For those wishing to extend their stay at Penn State after the matinee, we provide suggestions for other must-do activities under plan your day. For teachers of our younger audiences, as you exit the theatre you will be given a pack of ask me stickers for you to distribute to students to wear home. The stickers prompt parents to ask their children about their day in the theatre.

By bringing your students to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. We’re glad you’re choosing to explore our site! Thank you, and please let us know what you think! Email your comments or questions or phone me at 814-863-8205.

We look forward to seeing you and your students in our audience!

Signature of Amy Dupain Vashaw

Amy Dupain Vashaw
audience and program development director